Gone are the days of a top-flight football team heading to the pub after training.
Since Arsene Wenger helped herald the age of meticulous diets, personally-tailored exercise regimes and clubs that watch their employees' each and every extracurricular move, it is harder for a player to return from the summer break out of shape.
Of course, many still manage it. Former Middlesbrough striker Jan-Aage Fjortoft recently tweeted his disgust at those who do not control their excesses in their downtime:
In 2013 there are still players who come back from holiday too FAT! Disrespectful to teammates and fans.— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) July 24, 2013
Inspired by Fjortoft's outrage, here are the 10 fattest Premier League stars of all time...