Championship ‘dirtiest teams’ table - including West Brom, Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR and Swansea City - gallery
After seven matches, here’s how all 24 EFL Championship teams compare for ‘dirtiness’ levels throughout the 2023/24 season.
The EFL Championship is one of the most physical and unpredictable football divisions in the world, let alone in England.
With shock results every weekend and surprise-package teams taking centre stage, it’s very difficult to foresee who will come out in various fights for positions.
Said battles apply to individual matches, too, as players often throw their heart and soul into anything from winning back possession to making last-ditch challenges.
With this competitiveness comes a lot of break-ups in the play and, in turn, plenty of fouls. Refereeing is particularly important in the Championship for this very reason.
Countless cards are often brandished throughout matches, whether that be of the yellow or red variety, and some teams have accumulated quite the total.
But which sides in the English second-tier are statistically the worst culprits and can therefore be deemed to be the dirtiest, as per Transfermarkt?
With one point per yellow card, three for each second yellow and five for a red, flick through the pages to see how all 24 clubs compare.