At a time where a high press strategy is becoming more popular with the big boys in the Premier League, players are having to run more and work harder in the modern game.
Here are the top few heroes who have covered the most ground for their sides this season.
6. Dele Alli – 80.78km
Dele Alli has scored two goals and assisted once in the Premier League so far this season. The English ace is often lauded for his skill and attacking ability but his box-to-box attributes are supported this statistic which puts him as the league’s sixth hardest worker, showing what a valuable asset he is for both club and country.
5. Nemanja Matic – 81.46km
Recently signing for Jose Mourinho’s side Matic has proved himself as someone to rely on, as shown by the amount of ground the 29-year-old has covered so far.
The Serbian’s capabilities have shored up a United midfield, while adding a valuable ball playing midfielder to the side, making United one of the favourites for the league this season.
4. Joe Allen – 81.64km
The midfielder has been a staple name for Mark Hughes’ team sheet so far this season, most probably due to the incredible work rate and ball retention, the 27-year-old brings to the team. His Stoke side have leaked 11 goals this season and sit 13th in the table, however, the Welshman surely can’t be the blame for their less than impressive start.
3. Pascal Gross – 82.14km
Premier League new-boys Brighton have had a tricky start to their campaign in the top flight picking up just seven points from their first seven games.
However, one shining light for Chris Hughton’s side has been their new signing from Ingolstadt Pascal Gross, who has covered an astounding amount of ground so far this season.
2. Abdoulaye Doucoure – 83.35km
The 24-year-old has repaid his manager’s faith through his incredible work ethic on the pitch, which has put him at second on this list. Not only that but he has helped Watford get off to a good start to the season, after bagging three goals in his first seven games.
1. Jack Cork – 85.10km
Burnley’s £8m summer signing from Swansea leads the pack of workhorses with an incredible 85.1km covered over just the first seven games of the Premier League season.
The work-rate of Cork, as well as the step up in performance from his new team-mates, has meant that Burnley finds themselves sitting an impressive sixth in the table heading into the international break.