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

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2016

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrew Surman of A.F.C. Bournemouth during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Sunderland at the Vitality Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
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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).

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Gareth Barry of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on December 28, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
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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

PlayerTeamDistance (km)
1. Andrew SurmanBournemouth303.85
2. Gareth BarryEverton297.64
3. Craig DawsonWest Bromwich Albion278.57
4. Etienne CapoueWatford278.43
5. Darren FletcherWest Bromwich Albion271.46
6. Mark NobleWest Ham United271.31
7. Matt RitchieBournemouth268.71
8. Yann M'VilaSunderland268.59
9. Dan GoslingBournemouth267.91
10. Ross BarkleyEverton267.31

EA Sports Player Performance Index

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