Certain clubs do carry a reputation for being ‘dirty’. Wimbledon, of the ‘Crazy Gang’ era were notorious, with characters such as Vinnie Jones playing for the team.
Over the past three decades, though, the Premier League has increasingly become known for an exciting brand of attacking football, rather than its physicality and strong tackling. Even so, there are clubs who continue to use the dark arts.
Some of the teams on this list are actually quite surprising, considering the playing philosophies that are associated with the club, while there are a couple, at least, that you would expect to be high up in terms of sending offs.
Press the next page as we name the five dirtiest teams of the Premier League era.