New Championship 'dirtiest' teams table: Birmingham City, Southampton, Millwall, Plymouth and rivals compared

Here’s how the 24 Sky Bet Championship clubs compare in the new ‘dirtiest teams’ disciplinary table.

The on-pitch standard of the Sky Bet Championship is inferior to the Premier League but that certainly doesn’t make it any less competitive.

Many would actually argue England’s second tier supplies more drama as the battles for winning the title, qualifying for the play-offs and avoiding relegation often go down to the wire. There are normally up to half-a-dozen teams involved in each fight, too, increasing the tension.

Every point can change the mood at each club entirely, so players will often put blood, sweat and tears on the line to achieve the best possible results. That often makes things physical, with referees having to interfere with punishments.

Following the action on Saturday, April 13, a total of 2,065 cards have been brandished this campaign, averaging 2.88 per game. Some teams are serial foulers, while others avoid reprimand where possible.

Starting with the least dirty, how all 24 sides compare in the 2023/24 ‘fair play’ table, with one disciplinary point per yellow, three per yellow-red and five per red. If even on points, the team with the most reds goes ahead.

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