25= Steve Sidwell – 338
338 fouls in just 200 matches. Well played.
25= Sebastian Larsson – 338
Only sent off once but Larsson loved a foul.
24. Craig Gardner – 339
Gardner gave away 339 free-kicks during his time at West Brom, Sunderland, Birmingham and Aston Villa.
23. Pablo Zabaleta – 350
The right-back picked up 68 yellow cards and four red cards during his 350 fouls for Manchester City and West Ham.
22. Christian Benteke – 351
A lot more fouls than goals, that’s for sure.
21. James McArthur – 352
A serial founder for Wigan and Crystal Palace.
19= Robert Huth – 355
One of the hardest players the Premier League has ever seen. If he fouls you, it’s going to hurt.
19= Mohamed Diame – 355
Loved picked up a standard yellow card when trying to be a defensive midfielder for struggling sides such as Newcastle, Hull, West Ham and Wigan.
18. Wayne Rooney – 368
Fewer fouls than appearances but Rooney was certainly hot-headed at times.
17. Mousa Dembele – 371
Those long legs just couldn’t help getting tangled up and bringing down players.
16. Mark Noble – 376
In 375 appearances, Noble has made 376 fouls. Great consistency.
15. Bobby Zamora – 377
Just 20 yellow cards but Zamora clearly enjoyed fouling defenders.
14. Mikel Arteta – 380
Some say Arteta was the mastermind being the tactical foul at Man City. It all makes sense now…
13. Shane Long – 390
Never been sent off but Long loves a cheeky foul. Sly.
12. Ashley Young – 397
Only been sent off twice during his career but often picked up bookings towards the end of his Manchester United time at left-back.
11. Carlton Cole – 401
Not the most aggressive but obviously upset the referee when challenging for the ball on plenty of occasions.
10. Tim Cahill – 402
Just look at his celebration.
9. Lucas Leiva – 410
The fact he was incredibly slow, Lucas’ 410 fouls in 247 games isn’t too surprising.
8. Lee Cattermole – 422
Of course. The former Sunderland man committed 422 fouls, picked up 88 yellows and seven red cards in 271 Premier League appearances
7. Peter Crouch – 425
The 6ft 7in striker just couldn’t help giving away free-kicks.
6. Antonio Valencia – 426
Valencia was very physical during his time at Man Utd and Wigan.
5. James Milner – 434
He’s made plenty of Premier League appearances to be fair with Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and now Liverpool.
4. Gabriel Agbonlahor – 439
Remember that tackle on One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson during a charity match?
3. Marouane Fellaini – 588
How many of those fouls were committed by a flailing elbow?
2. Kevin Davies – 605
The same applies to Davies.
1. Gareth Barry – 633
The most Premier League appearances and, as a defensive midfielder, naturally the most fouls. He’s only been sent off six times, to be fair. Although he has picked up 117 yellow cards. Could he be back committed fouls in the Premier League next season?
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