See our tough tackling XI who definitely aren’t shy of a booking or two…
In the wake of Diego Costa’s conduct in last night’s League Cup semi-final match at Stamford Bridge, Caughtoffside have put together an XI of the dirtiest ever Premier League players.
Here’s who we’ve gone for…
Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel
Once said he was too violent to play outfield, the Manchester United man mountain was no stranger to a booking.
Right back: Danny Mills
Tough tackling defender turned TV pundit, Danny Mills’ name was known by referees up and down the country.
Centre back: Tomas Repka
Centre back: Martin Keown
Keown will forever be remembered for his ‘altercation’ with Ruud van Nistelrooy after his penalty miss against the Gunners in 2003 and with six reds and 56 yellows he makes the cut for the dirtiest team.
Left back: Ben Thatcher
Gained notoriety for his elbow on Pedro Mendes while playing for Manchester City in 2006 but disciplinary issues his entire career.