The dirtiest players in the Premier League so far this season including Paul Pogba, Alexandre Lacazette and Troy Deeney

15 Feb

The Premier League has always been one of the most physical and intense in the world.

And while the running battles of Keane v Vieira are no longer a regular occurrence, it can still be unforgiving out on the pitch.

Although referees try to afford players more protection from robust challenges, inevitably the odd cynical foul occurs.

The Premier League is one of the most physical in the world

This week alone has seen Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette sent off in Europe for their indiscretions.

But just who has been the dirtiest player domestically so far this season?

While both of the aforementioned France international’s are in the top 20, neither has committed enough fouls to lay claim to the No.1 spot.

Scroll down to see who is the dirtiest player so far in the Premier League!

20. Sol Bamba (Cardiff City)

Bamba has committed 32 fouls so far this season

= 17. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Pogba has committed 33 fouls so far this season

= 17. Jefferson Lerma (AFC Bournemouth)

Lerma has committed 33 fouls so far this season

= 17. Zanka (Huddersfield Town)

Zanka has committed 33 fouls so far this season

= 14. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Stephens has committed 34 fouls so far this season

= 14. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town)

Hogg has committed 34 fouls so far this season

= 14. Troy Deeney (Watford)

Deeney has committed 34 fouls this season

13. DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)

Yedlin has committed 35 fouls so far this season

= 10. Andre Gomes (Everton)

Gomes has committed 36 fouls so far this season

= 10. Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Moutinho has committed 36 fouls so far this season

= 10. Etienne Capoue (Watford)

Capoue has committed 36 fouls so far this season

= 8. Fernandinho (Manchester City)

Fernandinho has committed 37 fouls so far this season

= 8. Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

Gueye has committed 37 fouls so far this season

7. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City)

Paterson has committed 38 fouls so far this season

6. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)

Ritchie has committed 39 fouls so far this season

= 4. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

Mitrovic has committed 40 fouls so far this season

= 4. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

Lacazette has committed 40 fouls so far this season

3. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)

Milivojevic has committed 42 fouls so far this season

2. James McArthur (Crystal Palace)

McArthur has committed 44 fouls so far this season

1. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Murray has committed 59 fouls so far this season