The 20 hardest working Premier League players – but where’s Henderson?!

These days, Premier League footballers are finely-tuned athletes capable of running for miles.

But exactly how much graft do they get through and who works hardest?

The list of the 20 players who cover the most ground on average per game is made up of ball-winners, box-to-box midfielders, wing-backs, playmakers and forwards.

They share one thing in common – a determination to brush every blade of grass.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool players, experts in the art of the high-press, are notable by their absence.

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Even Jordan Henderson, a player famed for his engine, fails to make the list, provided by Opta.

Now, it’s time to meet the Premier League’s ‘marathon men’…

The Premier League’s marathon men

20. David Silva (Manchester City)

Appearances: 29

Distance (km): 311.5

Distance per game (km): 10.74

19. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford)

Appearances: 5

Distance (km): 53.7

Distance per game (km): 10.75

18. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

Appearances: 36

Distance (km): 388.0

Distance per game (km): 10.78

17. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)

Appearances: 33

Distance (km): 357.6

Distance per game (km): 10.84

16. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton)

Appearances: 27

Distance (km): 293.2

Distance per game (km): 10.86

15. Pascal Gross (Brighton)

Appearances: 37

Distance (km): 401.1

Distance per game (km): 10.84

14. Dele Alli (Tottenham)

Appearances: 35

Distance (km): 386.9

Distance per game (km): 11.14

13. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)

Appearances: 35

Distance (km): 390.5

Distance per game (km): 11.16

12. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)

Appearances: 34

Distance (km): 378.9

Distance per game (km): 11.14

11. Davy Propper (Brighton)

Appearances: 34

Distance (km): 380.5

Distance per game (km): 11.19

10. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

Appearances: 33

Distance (km): 370.8

Distance per game (km): 11.24

9. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)

Appearances: 37

Distance (km): 416.0

Distance per game (km): 11.24

8. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)

Appearances: 35

Distance (km): 394.7

Distance per game (km): 11.28

7. Nemanja Matic (Manchester United)

Appearances: 36

Distance (km): 408.5

Distance per game (km): 11.35

6. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)

Appearances: 33

Distance (km): 382.3

Distance per game (km): 11.59

5. Dale Stephens (Brighton)

Appearances: 35

Distance (km): 410.8

Distance per game (km): 11.74

4. Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford)

Appearances: 36

Distance (km): 426.6

Distance per game (km): 11.85

3. Joe Allen (Stoke)

Appearances: 35

Distance (km): 416.7

Distance per game (km): 11.91

2. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

Appearances: 36

Distance (km): 429.7

Distance per game (km): 11.94

1. Jack Cork (Burnley)

Appearances: 37

Distance (km): 449.7

Distance per game (km): 12.15

*Players have made at least five appearances.

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