Premier League’s hardest working-players revealed - Tottenham and Liverpool stars feature

James Milner leads the way, but Spurs have the greatest representation in top 20.

The Daily Mail have released a list of the top 20 hardest-working players in the Premier League, as determined by distance covered per game.

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.

Nacer Chadli and Eric Dier clock in at 11th and 15th place respectively, with the Belgian averaging 11.20 km per game and Dier running 11.07 km on average.

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.

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