The Premier League is home to some of the finest ever entertainers. With their silky skills, goal-scoring pedigree and footballing prowess, England's topflight houses some of the best players in the world. From Cesc Fabregas's smooth passing through to Robin van Persie's deadly eye for goal, fans have been amazed and captivated by domestic talent for years. But there's a darker side to the Premiership. For every wonder goal there has been a shameless dive and for every correct offside decision there has been an incorrect one. Queue the moaners and complainers of the so-called 'beautiful game' who persistently point the finger at each other looking for anyone but themselves to blame for their latest defeat. For all its world class talent, the Premier League is also home to crybabies and spoilt brats. Whether its simulation, complaining to the referee, feigning serious injury or throwing a temper tantrum, there have been numerous examples of players earning themselves a bad reputation for their scandalous antics over the last few years. On our list contains a teenager who is at very real risk of becoming the division's biggest ever cheat, a manager who has created more conspiracies than the JFK assassination, a striker who dives more times than Tom Daley and the entire cast of Splash! combined and one or two players who have literally been reduced to tears on the field of play. Here, we round up the 11 biggest Premier League crybabies.
Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.