West Ham's Mark Noble has been the most fouled player in the Premier League this season.

Players have been pulled up for a foul on Noble 19 times in his six league appearances in 2015-16, an average of 3.2 per game. That's more often and more frequently than any other player in the league.

Swansea's Andre Ayew is the next most fouled player with 18 against him at an average of three per game. Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye also has also been fouled at a ratio of three per game, 12 times in total.

Alexis Sanchez has suffered 17 fouls so far this season (2.8 per game), Eden Hazard has suffered 16 (2.7 per game), while Ross Barkley and Sadio Mane have both suffered 15 fouls each at a ratio of 2.5 per match.

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Attacking midfielders are perhaps unsurprisingly the ones who are usually on the receiving end of the most fouls.

Eden Hazard topped the list last season, with players being judged to have fouled him 113 times at an average of three times per match.

Raheem Sterling was second with 94 fouls against him, followed by Sadio Mane (76), Alexis Sanchez (72), Santi Cazorla (61) and Connor Wickham (61).

These figures are for fouls awarded by a referee and do not include fouls that have not been given.