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Barkley in top four for the most fouled players p.

ROSS BARKLEY has been one of the most fouled players in the Premier League this season.

Opposition players have been pulled up for 46 fouls on the Everton midfielder in league games this season, more often than all but three other players in the division.

Southampton's Sadio Mane has been the most fouled player this season with 50.

Swansea's Andre Aye A w has been the subject of the next highest number of fouls - 49 to date.

matches. Wilfried Zaha has been the subject of 45 fouls, while Chelsea's Willian has been judged to have been fouled 44 times.

Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle has been the most frequently fouled player in the league this season though. Players have been pulled up for 20 fouls on the Eagles forward despite him playing in just seven league games for them this season.

That works out at an average of 2.9 fouls a game.

Alexis Sanchez has been fouled 37 times in 14 Arsenal games this season, an average of 2.6 per match.

Max Gradel has been fouled an average of 2.5 times per game, while Andre Aye A w, Dele Alli and Sadio Mane have been fouled an average of 2.3 times a game.

Only players to have been fouled 10 or more times have been included.

Top 10 mos T t fouled: Sadio Mane 50, Andre Aye A w 49, Dele Alli 46, Ross Barkley 46, Wilfried Zaha 45, Willian 44, Odion Ighalo 42, Riyad Mahrez 42, Eden Hazard 41, Alexis Sanchez 37.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 22, 2016
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