With a quarter of the 2021/22 Championship campaign played, we are taking at look (via WhoScored stats) at this season's disciplinary figures including fouls, bookings and red cards to examine which teams are the 'dirtiest’ in the second tier of English football and where each side ranks in the league table.
We've awarded half a point for a foul, one point for a yellow, three for two yellows followed by a red, and five for a straight red. We have also included each team's most ill-disciplined player:
1. Middlesbrough - Total score: 105
Fouls: 134. Yellow cards: 33. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 2. Worst disciplined player: Lee Peltier.
Photo: Stu Forster
2. Luton Town - Total score: 102
Fouls: 158. Yellow cards: 23. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Henri Lansbury.
Photo: Harry Trump
3. AFC Bournemouth - Total score: 101.5
Fouls: 155. Yellow cards: 21. Second yellow then red: 1. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Ben Pearson.
Photo: Mike Hewitt
4. Peterborough United - Total score: 84.5
Fouls: 121. Yellow cards: 24. Second yellow then red: 0. Straight red cards: 0. Worst disciplined player: Dan Butler.
Photo: Catherine Ivill