Chelsea’s Diego Costa faces a three match ban following his man-handling of Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny on Saturday.
Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken a look at where the Chelsea striker ranks in the Premier League for fouls committed by strikers this season.
Surprisingly, the Spaniard doesn’t even feature in the top ten!
Callum Wilson of Bournemouth and Everton’s Steven Naismith lead the pack, each committing 11 fouls in the Premier League this season.
Bournemouth in-fact account for three strikers who appear in the top ten. Wilson is joined by teammates Glenn Murray who has committed 10 fouls and Joshua King who has committed 8 fouls this season.
Despite his reputation you have to go all the way down to thirteenth place to find Diego Costa. The Chelsea forward has committed just 6 fouls this season.
Is Diego Costa really a thug? Or is he just merely misunderstood?