Premier League ‘dirtiest’ teams table: Where Wolves, Chelsea, Arsenal, Brighton and West Ham sit - gallery

Ranking the dirtiest teams in the Premier League 2022/23 season – including Wolves, Chelsea, Arsenal, Brighton and West Ham.

The Premier League remains one of the most physical divisions on the planet, even after the instalment of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system three years ago. Not only is it the biggest in the world in terms of revenue, but the history and reputation surrounding it are absolutely huge.

This often means the competition is fierce, with every place in the league standings meaning plenty in both a sporting and financial sense. Of course, the days of headbutts and crowd kicks seem to be gone (we’re looking at you, Duncan Ferguson and Eric Cantona) but referees still dish out yellow and red cards for ruthless challenges on a regular basis.

It’s been a highly contested season with exciting races for the title and Champions League spots, as well as a nervy relegation battle between five or six teams in the bottom half. It comes as no surprise, then, that an almighty 806 cards have been handed out in total so far this campaign. But which teams have been the worst culprits for heading into the referee’s book?

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, from least to most. See below.

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