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5 players with the most red cards in a single Premier League season 

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Referee Atkinson sending Mario Balotelli off

A number of players have been handed their marching orders from officials in the Premier League and this season is no different. In the 2017-18 Premier League campaign so far, we've already seen referees send off 15 different players. 

Chelsea have been handed three red cards with Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz getting going for an early shower. Although no player has been sent off twice this season, over the last 26 years, a few players have been handed multiple red cards in a single season.

Here we take a look at five of the dirtiest players who have all been sent off thrice in a single Premier League season.

#5 Victor Wanyama: Southampton (2015-16), 3 red cards

Wanyama was known for his feisty tackles at Southampton

Victor Wanyama moved to Tottenham Hotspur from Southampton after the 2015-16 Premier League season. However, during the course of that season, Wanyama made a bit of Premier League history as he became just the fifth man in the league's history to be sent off three times in a single season. 

Wanyama signed for Southampton from Celtic in 2013 and has been an effective, strong influence on the team. During the 2015-16 season for the Saints, he also received four yellow cards in addition to his three reds. 

With his aerial and physical influence, Wanyama's presence in the midfield shields the back four.

In the six years, Wanyama has plied his trade in the Premier League he has picked up 31 yellow cards with just three dismissals, all in the 2015-16 campaign with the Saints. 

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