The Six Dirtiest Players in the Premier League

A not completely unsurprising collection!

In reverse order…
6. Carlton Cole
The improving West Ham striker, who likes to put himself about, has so far committed 64 fouls in 26 games, or almost three fouls per game.

5. Tim Cahill
Cahill’s goal celebration involves him shadow-boxing the corner flag, which is a decent clue to his pugnacious character. The Aussie has committed 65 fouls so far in 08/09, and currently stands 10th on the all-time Premiership/Premier League fouls table, with an impressive 337 fouls in his Everton career.

4. Wilson Palacios
Palacios has added much-needed bite to Spurs‘ midfield, as shown by his 70 fouls (the stat also factors in his previous spell this season at Wigan Athletic). (

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Who do you rate as the player most likely to find himself in the referee’s notebook for one niggly challenge too many?

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