The Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe as clubs from around the country have some quality players waiting in their ranks to help their side.
However, it is not often quality that dictates the outcome of the game as more often than not, more so in England, games are decided by the answer to a simple question: Who wants to win it more?
So it does not come as a surprise that every team has players who are ready to put their body on the line when needed and ready to make crunching tackles when called upon.
This has seen the foul count in the Premier League increase beyond bounds by the game. But which team has been the dirtiest this season?
Here Premier League teams are ranked according to the number of fouls they have committed so far this season in the Premier League: