Stats show Chelsea star Diego Costa is only league’s 13th dirtiest striker

Chelsea striker Diego Costa doesn't trouble the Premier League's top ten dirtiest strikers

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is league's 13th filthiest striker Photo: www.oulala.com

Diego Costa faces a three-match Football Association ban following his man-handling of Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny in a 2-0 win 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 is guilty of eight fouls in six Premier League games.

Despite his reputation you have to go all the way down to thirteenth place to find Costa. The Chelsea forward has made just six fouls this season.

Is Costa really ‘a thug’? Or is he just merely misunderstood?

This infographic was supplied by Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com

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