Premier League 'dirtiest' teams table compares Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and rivals

The Premier League’s dirtiest teams have been exposed by a new table, ranking all 20 sides by total fouls given away during the 2023/24 season.

Just one or two games remain per team before the end of an exhilarating campaign and supporters in the West Midlands have enjoyed their clubs exceeding expectations. Aston Villa are one win away from securing UEFA Champions League football for next term, while Wolverhampton Wanderers still stand a chance of finishing in the top half after starting as relegation candidates.

Manchester City are the favourites to win a record-breaking fourth successive title with their game in hand but Arsenal are taking Pep Guardiola’s side the distance. Liverpool have dropped away a little in third but the Reds are still miles ahead of fellow ‘big six’ clubs Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Down at the foot of the standings, it appears the three promoted teams will drop straight back to the Sky Bet Championship. Sheffield United and Burnley are already confirmed as relegated, while Luton Town are three points adrift from Nottingham Forest and with a far inferior goal difference.

It’s been an intense season and one that has often seen referees and VAR take centre stage, breaking up matches by giving fouls and brandishing cards. But which teams can be judged as the ‘dirtiest’ in the Premier League? From the least fouls to the most, here’s a full run-through.

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