Report reveals which Spurs star has covered most ground this season – And it’s a defender

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Dom Le Roy

On the back of Joshua Kimmich covering a club record 13.73km during Bayern Munich’s 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, Sky Sports have broken down the distances covered by Premier League players this season.

The report reveals that, while no one has beaten Kimmich’s record, there have been five players who have broken the 13km barrier in a single game, including Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.

Sky Sports claim that the 24-year-old ran 13.14 km during Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat against Liverpool in January, which is the second-highest by a player in a single Premier League match this season.

The Spurs midfielder is only beaten by Wolves’ Leander Dendoncker, who clocked 13.21 km against Brighton in March.

Liverpool’s James Milner, West Ham’s Tomas Soucek, and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva are the other three players to break the 13 km barrier this season.

Surprisingly, it is also revealed that Toby Alderweireld has covered the most distance of any Spurs player cumulatively across the season with a whopping 262.72 km.

Although, this could be down to the fact that Belgian international has played 27 of Tottenham’s 29 league games this season (

Spurs Web Opinion

Dele has an amazing engine on him and he often doesn’t get the credit he deserves for the amount of running he does off the ball. However, one reason stats like this can be misleading is that they do not take into account the intensity of the running. For example, it would be impossible for someone like Adama Traore to run 13 km per game given the number of sprints he does through the ninety minutes.

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