Premier League dirtiest teams table: Where Aston Villa, Wolves, Liverpool, Newcastle & Leeds sit - gallery

The dirtiest Premier League teams based on cards received - including Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle, Leeds, West Ham, Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Premier League is widely regarded as one of - if not the - best footballing divisions in the world and a lot of the reason as to why is down to the immense physicality shown within it.

From players with blistering pace to those with superb stamina and sheer strength, the English top flight is littered with big names that are successful due to their physical attributes.

Sometimes, though, the nature of the league can bring about plenty of disciplinary actions, with Premier League referees often dishing out yellow and red cards throughout matches.

Mike Dean, who has now stepped down from on-field duties to become a video assistant referee (VAR), is arguably the most famous having handed out more than 100 red cards during his career.

With the World Cup currently playing out in Qatar and the Premier League on pause, there has been lots of time to count up the totals for the current season. Incredibly, 524 cards have been shown.

Ranked by the most ‘points’ collected - one for a yellow, three for a red via a second yellow, and five for a straight red - here are the dirtiest teams in the Premier League this term, as per Transfermarkt.

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