Bournemouth's Andrew Surman Has Run the Furthest in the Premier League

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Bournemouth's Andrew Surman Has Run the Furthest in the Premier League
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Data from the EA Sports Player Performance Index has revealed that Eddie Howe has his Bournemouth side working very hard to ensure their Premier League survival.

The Cherries are five points clear of the drop with 13 games to play, and three of Howe's players feature in the top 10 for distance covered this term.

Andrew Surman became the first player to clock over 300 kilometres this season during the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, and he's joined in the top 10 by team-mates Matt Ritchie (seventh with 268.71 km) and Dan Gosling (ninth, 267.91 km).

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Surman might not be the first name that springs to mind when you think of the top flight's hardest workers, but he beats out Everton's Gareth Barry—who has covered 297.64 kilometres—for top spot.

The statistics reveal that Roberto Martinez's Everton and Tony Pulis' West Brom have also been hard at work, with two Baggies (Craig Dawson and Darren Fletcher) joining a pair of Toffees (Barry and Ross Barkley) in the list.

Watford's Etienne Capoue, Mark Noble of West Ham United and Yann M'Vila of Sunderland complete the top 10.

Top 10 Players for Distance Covered in 2015-16 Premier League Season

*Data courtesy of the EA Sports Player Performance Index, the official player rating index of the Barclays Premier League

Player Team Distance (km)
1. Andrew Surman Bournemouth 303.85
2. Gareth Barry Everton 297.64
3. Craig Dawson West Bromwich Albion 278.57
4. Etienne Capoue Watford 278.43
5. Darren Fletcher West Bromwich Albion 271.46
6. Mark Noble West Ham United 271.31
7. Matt Ritchie Bournemouth 268.71
8. Yann M'Vila Sunderland 268.59
9. Dan Gosling Bournemouth 267.91
10. Ross Barkley Everton 267.31

EA Sports Player Performance Index

[EA Sports Player Performance Index]

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