N'Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell lead the player rankings
Tuesday 13 November 2018 10:16, UK
Every player's running stats are tracked in the Premier League but which players and teams have covered the most ground in the season so far? And who are the sprint kings? We look at the numbers to find out…
Unai Emery is not having it all his own way at Arsenal this season but the Spaniard has certainly got his team running for him. The Gunners have already run five kilometres further than any other team in the Premier League in Emery's first season in charge.
Everton's Marco Silva and Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri have also got their players running hard since their own summer appointments, while Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham and Eddie Howe's Bournemouth make up the top five teams for distance covered this season.
At the other end of the spectrum, Manuel Pellegrini has not had the same impact on West Ham's distance stats - only Cardiff have covered less ground than the Irons. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United are also among those not putting in the yards.
Of course, it is not all about how much you run but the type of running that you are doing and a slightly different picture emerges when examining the sprints stats. Liverpool top this particular list having made 1486 sprints as a team in the Premier League this season.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, Howe's Bournemouth and Emery's Arsenal are the only other teams to have topped 1400 sprints so far. The team to make the fewest sprints this season are Burnley with the Clarets having made only 1087 after a dozen games.
As for the players to have covered the most ground this season, it is no surprise to see Chelsea's N'Golo Kante top of the pile.
The World Cup winner has run 141.87 kilometres already this season - just ahead of fellow midfielders Luka Milivojevic and Ruben Neves with team-mate Jorginho next on the list.
When it comes to sprints, the runaway leader is Ben Chilwell. The Leicester left-back has made 252 sprints in excess of 25.2 kilometres per hour so far this season.
That is 31 more than the player with the next most sprints - Manchester City's Raheem Sterling. The bronze medal on the sprint podium goes to Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.