The results are none too surprising, with Liverpool's renowned workhorse James Milner taking the crown with a distance of 12.29 km per game.
Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen follows closely, clocking in with an average distance of 12.24 per game, while Newcastle United's Jack Colback rounds off the top three, managing to cover 12.13 km of ground on average.
Eriksen’s ranking in second place may come as a surprise to some – given that creative types are often labelled ‘luxury’ players – but he was among the top performers in the league for distance covered last season as well, and it’s a result that is indicative of Mauricio Pochettino’s philosophy.
It’s no coincidence that Spurs are the most well represented club on the list - with three of their stars making the top 20.
Much has been made of Pochettino’s commitment to the high press, and the running statistics of two of his first-choice attacking midfielders would suggest that his squad is fully on board with that philosophy.