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Top 10 players with most distance covered in Premier League 2023-24

Published at :May 30, 2024 at 6:30 PM
Modified at :May 30, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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Jimit Bhavsar

Two Arsenal players are among the top ten

The Premier League is arguably the best league in the world showcasing a plethora of talented players.

In a league like this, football is played at the highest intensity and of the highest quality. Players have to be quick and ready to cover distances whenever necessary for the team. Workrate is an essential factor for professional players and many English first-tier players have showcased it consistently.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 players who covered the most distance in the 2023-24 Premier League season.

10. Rodrigo Hernandez – 402 km

Manchester City‘s defensive midfielder famously known as Rodri had a winning streak of 72 games. This statistic alone explains how crucial Rodri is to City.

Arguably one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League, Rodrigo has been a vital player for much of Pep Guardiola’s success. The 27-year-old contributes a lot to the defence. The player also helps carry the ball and transition the play from defence to attack.

Moreover, the Spaniard is always covering a lot of distance on the pitch making himself an option for his teammates while creating attacking chances as well.

9.Dominic Solanke – 411 km

Dominic Solanke is the only player on this list from a team outside the top 10 in the Premier League. Solanke emerged as a surprising contender for the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2023-24 season performing quite well for AFC Bournemouth.

Not only is he their top scorer but also has covered a lot of distance. Solanke has been an absolute machine, leading the PL in most pressures in the final third and most pressures resulting in turnovers in the 2023-24 season.

8. Antonee Robinson – 412 km

Antonee Robinson became the first American player to provide assists in three successive Premier League matches. He achieved this feat in a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool where he was one of the best players for Fulham on the pitch.

Throughout the entire season, the left-back has maintained his position properly while also covering a lot of distance on the left flank. This is due to his speed and his overlapping and underlapping runs.

7. James Ward-Prowse – 413 km

Known widely for his setpiece ability and free-kick goals, James Ward-Prowse is an underrated player. His other aspects such as his passing ability and his versatility to play as a central attacking midfielder, right back, and right midfielder make him a top-class player.

James Ward-Prowse is the first ever Premier League player to play every single minute of each match in the league for two consecutive seasons. This statistic explains a lot about how Ward-Prowse makes it into this list.

6. Sander Berge – 413 km

Berge has been one of Burnley’s best players in the league in the 2023-24 season. Berge first signed for Genk when he was just 17 years old and his consistent performances there and in European competitions attracted many big clubs. In 2021, Sheffield United had just been promoted to the PL and signed him as the club’s record signing.

Berge’s playing style in the Premier League shows that he is a player who likes to carry the ball and is very sound when it comes to positional awareness as well. Berge has a good awareness to pop up in the right place at the right time to either score a goal, provide an assist or create a goalscoring chance.

5. Martin Odégaard – 414 km

One of, if not Arsenal‘s best signings under Mikel Arteta. Since then Odégaard has performed brilliantly and has earned the captain armband at Arsenal. The central attacking midfielder is a key player for the Gunners, providing incisive passes to disrupt the opponent’s backline with much ease.

Moreover, his hunger to go up and down the field constantly combined with his dribbling ability and his out-of-the-box creativity makes him a proper midfield maestro.

4. Conor Gallagher – 425 km

Conor Gallagher has been at many EFL Championship clubs and PL clubs as well before earning his starting XI position at Chelsea. Gallagher made his name at Crystal Palace in the 2021-2022 Premier League season.

In that season, Conor Gallagher was named the club’s Premier League Player of The Season. His work rate is unreal and the player does not hesitate to put in tackles or contribute defensively. Adding to this, Conor’s attacking abilities make him a well-rounded midfielder and a valuable asset for the Blues.

3. Declan Rice – 427 km

Another big name and big money signing proving his brilliance under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. Declan Rice is the perfect modern-day central defensive midfielder.

He is very sound defensively and helps create the play from deep within. Rice is a very technical player, often dribbling his way out of tricky situations. Declan’s work rate combined with Odégaard as a central attacking midfielder complement each other very well and both cover a lot of distance on the pitch throughout matches.

2. Pascal Gross – 437 km

Brighton signed Pascal Gross for just €3 million in the 2017-18 season. Gross has been one of the most consistent players for Brighton from there on to the 2023-24 Premier League season.

Gross is similar to a ‘Raumdeuter’, an interpreter of space. The German player is quite versatile and puts in effort while displaying a work rate at almost every position he plays. He is also not a very fast player. Even though he lacks pace, the player makes up for it using his quick decision-making to lay off the ball to teammates when under pressure.

1. Bruno Guimarães – 439 km

Bruno Guimarães is one of the best all-rounded midfielders in the Premier League. Newcastle United have had many key players injured throughout the season but thankfully Guimarães was not one of them.

The Brazilian international is like two players combined into one for Newcastle. Bruno plays as a holding midfielder when the ball is out of possession looking to break plays and retrieve the ball back. Once the ball is into possession for Newcastle United, the 26-year-old transitions into an attacking midfielder or a box-to-box midfielder scoring goals, providing assists or creating goalscoring chances.

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