Diving has become a really issue in football as of late and some players are more known for it than others.
Luis Suarez, Ashley Young and Gareth Bale have all been branded ‘cheats’ in the past few months for a series of diving incidents, but it is Chelsea FC that have the most divers in their team according to the booking tally for divers this season.
A total of six cards have been shown to Chelsea players for diving (Fernando Torres (x2), Daniel Sturridge, Oscar, Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz)
Below shows who is the most booked for diving in each Premiership club.
Arsenal – N/A
Aston Villa – Karim El Ahmadi – Booked once for diving
Chelsea – Fernando Torres – Booked twice for diving
Everton – Phil Neville – Booked once for diving
Fulham – N/A
Liverpool – Luis Suarez – Booked twice for diving
Manchester City – Mario Balotelli – Booked twice for diving
Manchester United – Antonio Valencia and Robin Van Persie – Both booked once for diving
Newcastle United – N/A
Norwich City – Grant Holt – Booked once for diving
Queens Park Rangers – N/A
Reading – Adam Le Fondre – Booked once for diving
Southampton – Adam Lallana – Booked once for diving
Stoke City – Charlie Adam – Booked once for diving
Sunderland – Sebastian Larsson – Booked once for diving
Swansea City – Angel Rangel – Booked once for diving
Tottenham Hotspur – Gareth Bale – Booked FOUR time for diving
West Bromwich Albion – Shane Long, Graham Dorrans – Both booked once for diving
West Ham United – Andy Carroll and Modibo Maiga – Both booked once for diving
Wigan Athletic – N/A
So despite having a reputation for simulation, Ashley Young has never actually been booked for diving but as for Gareth Bale, he has been penalised FOUR times for diving and is therefore the biggest cheat when it comes to stimulation.
As for Arsenal, Newcastle, Fulham, QPR and Wigan, none of their players have been booked for diving so far this season.
Alex William Batt