Dele gives Usain Bolt a run for his money

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Dele Alli is on course to make the most sprints by a player in a Premier League season.

According to the Premier League official website analysis of tracking data from Premier League matches this season shows that our young midfielder has pushed himself into top gear on 2,163 occasions this season.

No other player has breached the 2,000-sprint barrier with Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure not far away, with 1,988.

Dele is also top of the rankings for the most sprints recorded in a season. No player has matched the 2,621 sprints he made last term since this data was first recorded five seasons ago and If he maintains his current average of 72 sprints per match across his final eight fixtures, he would beat his own overall record.

He may not be scoring as much as he did last season but he’s certainly having a better season than a lot give him credit for.

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