The statistics team at Oulala have taken a look at the Premier League strikers who have committed the most fouls during the 2016 calendar year.
And astonishingly, Jordan Ayew does feature in the top 10!
Aston Villa’s Ayew ranks at number eight with a total of 24 fouls. This includes fouls committed from the start of January to the end of last season, as well as the first game of the 2016/17 campaign.
Another surprise in the list is Manchester United’s Anthony Martial. The French striker comes in at number four on the list with 26 fouls committed.
The top 10 includes several players who are no longer in the EPL either due to relegation or moves elsewhere, with Newcastle’s Aleksander Mitrovic and Graziano Pelle, who now plays for Chinese club Shandong Luneng, all making the top 10.
Southampton’s Shane Long tops the list with a total of 30 fouls.
On the other hand, the so labelled bad boy, Diego Costa ranks all the way down in 16th for fouls committed with a total of 20. That is 10 less than Long in first place and six less than Martial in fourth.
To further dampen Costa’s bad boy tag, another bizarre stat is that despite his reputation, the player has so far only ever been sent off once during his Chelsea career.