Manchester United bottom of Premier League distance covered rankings for 2017/18

during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on October 28, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Premier League tracking data shows that Manchester United have covered less ground than any other side this season.

Jose Mourinho's men, who were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea on Super Sunday, have covered 1162km so far, putting them just below relegation-threatened West Ham at the bottom of the rankings.

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Image: Scroll down for the full Premier League distance covered rankings

Chelsea, meanwhile, sit seventh in the rankings having covered 1234km, just behind London rivals Arsenal, whose total stands at 1237km.

At the top of the scale, Bournemouth have covered the most ground in the Premier League at 1256km, with West Brom, Tottenham, Watford and Burnley making up the rest of the top five.

Perhaps surprisingly given their reputation for high-pressing and hard-running, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool rank 11th with 1217km covered, in between newly-promoted sides Huddersfield and Newcastle.

Distance covered by Premier League teams 2017/18

Rank Team Distance
1st Bournemouth 1256km
2nd West Brom 1247km
3rd Tottenham 1246km
4th Watford 1241km
5th Burnley 1238km
6th Arsenal 1237km
7th Chelsea 1234km
8th Brighton 1225km
9th Man City 1225km
10th Huddersfield 1221km
11th Liverpool 1217km
12th Newcastle 1213km
13th Everton 1209km
14th Crystal Palace 1201km
15th Leicester 1195km
16th Southampton 1194km
17th Stoke 1183km
18th Swansea 1182km
19th West Ham 1162km
20th Man Utd 1162km

Manchester United rank low down on the list for sprints, too, with their total of 5210 putting them 15th in the Premier League rankings.

West Ham are bottom of that category, with Manchester City leading the way. Pep Guardiola's side, whose intensity was too much for Arsenal on Sunday, have racked up 6198 sprints - over 200 more than second-placed Watford and nearly 1000 more than title rivals United.

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Most sprints by Premier League teams 2017/18

Rank Team Sprints
1st Man City 6198
2nd Watford 5950
3rd Huddersfield 5860
4th Arsenal 5842
5th Bournemouth 5762
6th Tottenham 5710
7th Liverpool 5674
8th Everton 5606
9th Chelsea 5597
10th West Brom 5520
11th Leicester 5407
12th Burnley 5405
13th Southampton 5356
14th Crystal Palace 5211
15th Man Utd 5210
16th Brighton 5182
17th Stoke 5054
18th Swansea 5050
19th Newcastle 5028
20th West Ham 4942

The individual player to have covered the most ground in the Premier League is Burnley's Jack Cork. The industrious midfielder hasn't missed a minute of the Clarets' campaign since his arrival from Swansea in the summer, covering a total of 133km in 11 games.

Jack Cork of Burnley is chased down by Mohamed Diame
Image: Jack Cork has run further than any other Premier League player in 2017/18

Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure is next in the rankings having covered 130km, with Brighton duo Pascal Gross and Dale Stephens and Manchester United's Nemanja Matic completing the top five.

Most distance covered by Premier League players 2017/18

Player Team Distance
J Cork Burnley 133km
A Doucoure Watford 130km
P Gross Brighton 129km
N Matic Man Utd 128km
D Stephens Brighton 127km
C Eriksen Tottenham 126km
D Propper Brighton 126km
G Xhaka Arsenal 126km
W Ndidi Leicester 125km
J Rodriguez West Brom 125km

As for sprints, the Premier League player with the most is Swansea's Jordan Ayew. The forward has endured a difficult campaign in front of goal, scoring just once in 11 appearances, but it is not for a lack of effort. According to the tracking data, he has sprinted 796 times.

Dele Alli and his teammates were too good for Real Madrid
Image: Tottenham's Dele Alli ranks second in the Premier League for sprints

Tottenham's Dele Alli is next-highest on 742 sprints, which is all the more impressive considering he missed Tottenham's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend, and he is followed in the rankings by West Brom's Jay Rodriguez, Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and Watford's Tom Cleverley.

Most sprints by Premier League players 2017/18

Player Team Sprints
J Ayew Swansea 796
D Alli Tottenham 742
J Rodriguez West Brom 715
H Bellerin Arsenal 695
T Cleverley Watford 695
T Ince Huddersfield 683
A Doucoure Watford 682
Richarlison Watford 677
E Pieters Stoke 669
P Gross Brighton 662

Along with Doucoure and Gross, Rodriguez is one of only three players to feature in the top 10 for both sprints and distance covered.

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