Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has extra reason to be pleased as the international break draws to a close.
United’s players have covered the lowest number of miles over the last two weeks with a combined total of 45,100 miles of travelling, which is lower than their main rivals.
To go with that, United play on Monday night against West Bromwich Albion, which means they have even more rest than their rivals ahead of the next round of Premier League fixtures.
Chelsea were the worst hit during the break with 95,514 miles covered followed by Manchester City (84,918), Arsenal (58,452) and Tottenham Hotspur (58,083).
The obvious worry for managers who had players away on international duty is the fatigue which comes with travelling and adjusting to different time zones continuously over a short period of time.
Manchester City and Tottenham have the shortest recovery period as they are first up with regards to Saturday’s fixtures with Arsenal and Chelsea also playing on Saturday with Liverpool’s trip to QPR on Sunday.
It will be fascinating to see which side is hit the hardest by the extensive travelling.