Potty-mouthed Potters prop up bad behaviour table

Fulham are the Premier League’s best behaved team while Stoke prop up the table at the halfway point of the campaign.

After the first 20 games of the season, Fulham’s one red card and 19 yellows give them 215 points, well ahead of second-placed Everton and Middlesbrough with 305 points, according to Premier League analysts, Powertable.co.uk.

Roy Hodgson’s team also top the ‘Dissent Table’ with an impressive ‘nil points’ having not having received a single booking for dissent so far this season.

In contrast, West Ham and Stoke City both score 60 points for dissent with six yellows apiece.

Stoke are also bottom of the overall behavioural table with three red cards and 41 yellows giving them a total of 485 points, just behind Blackburn with 470 points.

West Ham, Manchester United and Tottenham make up the bottom five.

With Arsenal sixth from bottom, there appears to be a clear correlation between teams doing badly – at least in relation to expectation – and a poor disciplinary record.

“The best teams aren’t necessarily the best behaved,” said a spokesman for Powertable.co.uk, “but the poor performing teams are most certainly the worst behaved.”

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