The five biggest divers currently in the Premier League have been ranked


Simulation has become a serious problem in world football.

Footballers will do pretty much anything to try and aid their team to a victory.

But, unfortunately, some players will even resort to cheating to try and con the referee into giving them a penalty or free-kick.

The introduction of VAR has helped the problem of diving but it is still prevalent across the world.

Of course, there are also a number of players in the Premier League that have a reputation of being a 'diver'.

Adrian Durham, speaking on talkSPORT, ranked the five players he thinks are the biggest divers in England's top tier.

And here's who he named and shamed...

5. Jamie Vardy

"We all know he has a habit of winning penalties," Durham said. "Some would call it being clever, others call it blatant diving.

"Doesn't stop me loving him as a footballer, but Jamie Vardy is number five."

4. Ashley Barnes

"I think it's slightly hypocritical of Sean Dyche to go on this diving campaign," he said.

"It's all very admirable, but he needs to look a bit closer to home first."


3. Mohamed Salah

Durham was very succinct while naming the Liverpool star.

"I don't really need to say any more. He's my number three."


2. Wilfried Zaha

"Crystal Palace fans won't like it, but we deal with truths here," Durham stated. "The number of yellow cards says it all.

"Sometimes he's unfairly picked on but there's no doubt in his career he's definitely gone down easily on a number of occasions."


1. Harry Kane

The Spurs striker was named by Durham as the biggest diver in the Premier League at the moment.

"He does it well too often and he's so clever with it, he gets away with it more often than not," he said.

"He's been booked for diving on at least two occasions and he's lucky it's not more."

Interesting. Others that have earned a reputation for diving but did not make it on to the list include Dele Alli, Dan James and Richarlison.

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