Study reveals the dirtiest clubs in Premier League history

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A new study has delved into the dirtiest teams in Premier League history.

It’s been carried out by Spreadex, who have used a formula to work out the most ill-disciplined teams in England’s top flight.

Teams are awarded 10 points for every yellow card they’ve received in the Premier League era and 25 points for every red card.

And wouldn’t you know it, Manchester United still don’t crack the top four.

Chelsea actually come out on top, being crowned the dirtiest team in Premier League history after accruing 18,360 points.

That’s 115 more than second-placed Everton.

Arsenal are in third with 17,885 points and their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur (16,815 points) complete the top four.

Manchester United are fifth with 16,570 while West Ham are sixth.

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The Hammers have actually played in 156 fewer Premier League matches than the five teams above them. Yet they’re just 75 points behind United.

Liverpool come out looking like one of the most disciplined sides in history.

They are ninth with 14,530 points, having played in every single Premier League match.

By comparison, Manchester City have played in 190 fewer top-flight matches but have accrued just 100 fewer points.

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Check out the table in full:

1. Chelsea | 1,046 games | 18,360 points

2. Everton | 1,046 | 18,245

3. Arsenal | 1,046 | 17,885

4. Tottenham Hotspur | 1,046 | 16,815

5. Manchester United | 1,046 | 16,570

6. West Ham United | 890 | 16,495

7. Newcastle United | 928 | 15,495

8. Aston Villa | 932 | 15,175

9. Liverpool | 1,046 | 14,530

10. Manchester City | 856 | 14,430

11. Blackburn Rovers | 696 | 13,035

12. Southampton | 780 | 12,775

13. Sunderland | 608 | 12,500

14. Middlesbrough | 574 | 10,855

15. Bolton Wanderers | 494 | 9,550

16. Fulham | 532 | 8,710

17. Leeds United | 468 | 8,600

18. Leicester City | 506 | 8,545

19. West Bromwich Albion | 456 | 7,955

20. Stoke City | 380 | 7,565

21. Crystal Palace | 396 | 6,760

22. Derby County | 266 | 5,805

23. Wigan Athletic | 304 | 5,795

24. Coventry City | 354 | 5,410

25. Birmingham City | 266 | 4,955

26. Watford | 236 | 4,800

27. Wimbledon | 316 | 4,720

28. Charlton Athletic | 304 | 4,680

29. Portsmouth | 266 | 4,490

30. Norwich City | 324 | 4,425

31. Queens Park Rangers | 278 | 4,290

32. Swansea City | 266 | 4,030

33. Sheffield Wednesday | 316 | 3,885

34. Hull City | 190 | 3,880

35. Wolverhampton Wanderers | 198 | 3,745

36. Burnley | 198 | 3,545

37. Nottingham Forest | 198 | 3,120

38. AFC Bournemouth | 160 | 2,510

39. Sheffield United | 130 | 2,080

40. Ipswich Town | 202 | 1,980

41. Reading | 114 | 1,645

42. Brighton & Hove Albion | 84 | 1,405

43. Huddersfield Town | 76 | 1,345

44. Cardiff City | 76 | 1,200

45. Bradford City | 76 | 1,180

46. Oldham Athletic | 84 | 800

47. Barnsley | 38 | 760

48. Blackpool | 38 | 520

49. Swindon Town | 42 | 415

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