Salah, Kane, Vardy: Who are the Premier League's biggest divers?

Harry Kane has built a reputation of a diver

The topic of ‘diving’ has been raised once again after a number of incidents in the Premier League last weekend.

Harry Kane was criticised for his actions as he won a penalty for Tottenham against Brighton.

The Englishman knew exactly what he was doing as he backed into Adam Lallana and collapsed onto the floor.

Mo Salah drew criticism too. Arthur Masuaku clearly made contact with the Egyptian but many think it was not enough for him to go down.

And elsewhere, both Callum Wilson and Luke Ayling were accused of diving for Newcastle and Leeds respectively.

Mo Salah won a penalty after a challenge from Arthur Masuaku in Liverpool vs West Ham

But who are the five biggest divers in the Premier League right now?

That was a question that was tackled by talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham at the back end of last year.

You can view who he selected below…

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.”

Jamie Vardy in action for Leicester

4. Ashley Barnes

Sean Dyche has been condemning diving for some time, but Durham feels as if one of his players is one of the biggest culprits in the league.

“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

Salah has been accused of going down easily in the box to win penalties more than once during his time at Liverpool.

“I don’t really need to say any more. He’s my number three,” Durham said bluntly.

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.”

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