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Which Premier League stars have run the furthest this campaign?

Let's raise a glass to the Premier League work horses

Fans and managers alike love to see a player busting a gut.

Whether chasing a lost cause or tracking back to the byline, it always seems to generate a warm round of applause.

With that in mind, we are taking a look at the ten players who have gone the extra mile so far this term.


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10 Mohamed Diame – Newcastle – 131.14km

In at ten is Mohamed Diame

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In at ten is Mohamed Diame

This Senegalese power-house gets us off and running.
The former West Ham midfielder drives well with the ball and is a daddy long-legs meaning one step for him is two for everyone else.

9 Granit Xhaka – Arsenal – 131.59km

The Swiss is enjoying his best form at Arsenal

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The Swiss is enjoying his best form at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka has frustrated Arsenal fans since his arrival, yet the Switzerland international appears to have found some form under new boss, Unai Emery.

Having played at left-back this season, as well as midfield – you can see why the versatile 26-year-old makes it in at nine.

8 Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City – 131.71km

Ndidi has impressed The Foxes this year

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Ndidi has impressed The Foxes this year

Wilfred Ndidi was brought in to Leicester City to replace N’Golo Kante – no mean feat.

While the 21-year-old will probably never mirror the Chelsea midfielder, he is certainly running the hard yards like Kante used to at the King Power.

7 Philip Billing – Huddersfield – 136.56km

Robert Snodgrass couldn’t cope

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Robert Snodgrass couldn’t cope

While Huddersfield are lacking points this season, their Danish midfielder has run his socks off so far.

That dodgy tattoo is clearly not slowing him down too much.

6 Marcos Alonso – Chelsea – 137.32km

Alonso could easily be mistaken for a winger

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Alonso could easily be mistaken for a winger

Marcos Alonso must have a name for every blade of grass on the left side of Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish international has been bombing down the wing since his 2016 arrival on the Fulham Road.

5 Abdoulaye Doucoure – Watford – 137.33km

The Watford man has put in the work this year

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The Watford man has put in the work this year

Representing Watford in this list is Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Frenchman has been vital to Javi Gracia’s plans so far this campaign. Looking at his physique, it can’t come as a surprise to see the midfielder in this particular list.

4 Jorginho – Chelsea – 137.43km

Lift off

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Lift off

This is the first shock on the list.
When you watch Chelsea, Jorginho never seems to be far from the centre circle, and seems to glide across the pitch without breaking sweat.

Yet the Italian finds himself in our top four of this prestigious list.

3 Ruben Neves – Wolves – 138.63km

Portuguese man of war

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Portuguese man of war

Like Jorginho, Neves is considered more technically gifted than physically.
Yet the Portugal international may have a third lung, judging by the amount of running he has put in.

2 Luka Milivojevic – Crystal Palace – 140.69km

Captain fantastic

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Captain fantastic

The Serbian midfielder is crucial to Crystal Palace in more ways than one.

His leadership, penalty taking ability and apparent fitness will be vital if Roy Hodgson’s men want to stay up this year.

1 N’Golo Kante – Chelsea – 141.87km

Run Kante run

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Run Kante run

Yep, the Duracell Bunny of the Premier League is unsurprisingly number one on the list.

Eden Hazard said playing with Kante is like playing with twins, and it is a fair assessment.

The Frenchman has run the equivalent of London to Brighton… and back again. All in the space of 12 games.


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