Arsenal are Premier League’s most energetic side… but Kante and Jorginho are relentless for Chelsea

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ARSENAL are the Premier League’s most energetic side this season – but N’Golo Kante and Jorginho have been relentless for Chelsea.

No team has covered more ground this season than the Gunners at 115km per game, closely followed by bitter rivals Tottenham.

How the Premier League's top runners stack up this season
How the Premier League’s top runners stack up this season

 

Arsenal lead the Premier League in distance covered as a team in 2018-19
Arsenal lead the Premier League in distance covered as a team in 2018-19
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However, there are no Arsenal stars in the top ten runners this season, suggesting they work incredibly as a unit, rather than relying on individual Duracell bunnies.

Meanwhile, the Chelsea-dominated list sit only in fourth in the team stakes at 113.57km per match.

Kante ranks second in total distance covered this season – behind Crystal Palace stalwart Luka Milivojevic – with Jorginho fourth and Marcos Alonso fifth.

Italian midfielder Jorginho also sits in the top ten for distance covered per 90 minutes played – with James Milner topping the charts at a lung-busting 12.6km per game.

Kante and Jorginho sit high up the table in distance covered this season
Kante and Jorginho sit high up the table in distance covered this season
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James Milner is the league's most-energetic star at 12.6km run per 90 minutes
James Milner is the league’s most energetic star at 12.6km run per 90 minutes
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Incredibly, rampant Manchester United sit 18th in the table when it comes to distance covered, at just 107.5km per game.

They’ve vastly improved under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford putting in the miles.

That only furthers the case that United were playing a passive, defence-orientated game under Jose Mourinho.

The league’s other top runners include Dan Gosling, Christian Eriksen, Andre Gomes, Bernardo Silva and Dele Alli who all average more than 12km run per 90 minutes.

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