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List of 13 ‘dirtiest’ players in Premier League includes 2 Newcastle United stars

3 months ago
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A list of the 20 Premier League players to commit the most fouls so far this season, has now been published.

Two Newcastle stars feature in the top 13 of that list.

Placed at number six is Matt Ritchie, he has committed 39 fouls after 26 Premier League matches.

Whilst in 13th spot we have DeAndre Yedlin, the full-back on 35 fouls so far.

With Newcastle tending to have less possession, maybe no surprise that two NUFC players feature so highly, having to put in more challenges than most teams to get the ball back.

No surprise either that these are two of the hardest working Newcastle players, quite often in the thick of the action..

There is a disproportionate number generally from the relegation battlers, with 11 of the 20 to commit the most fouls coming from the bottom eight in the table.

For clubs higher up, the players in the list tend to be in central midfield (Pogba, Gueye, Lerma, Capoue), where they have to regularly compete for the ball.

List of Premier League players to commit most fouls after 26 games, compiled by Talksport:

59 Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion)

44 James McArthur (Crystal Palace)

42 Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)

40 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

40 Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

39 Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)

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38 Callum Paterson (Cardiff City)

37 Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

37 Fernandinho (Man City)

36 Etienne Capoue (Watford)

36 Joao Moutinho (Wolves)

36 Andre Gomes (Everton)

35 DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)

34 Troy Deeney (Watford)

34 Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town)

34 Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion)

33 Zanka (Huddersfield Town)

33 Paul Pogba (Man Utd)

33 Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth)

32 Sol Bamba (Cardiff City)

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