Six players eyeing ever-present season

19 May 2017
Ben Foster

Three goalkeepers and three defenders who have played every minute can complete the set on Sunday

Six players go into the final round of Premier League matches this Sunday looking to have played every minute of the 2016/17 season.

Cesar Azpilicueta has been on the pitch throughout Chelsea's title-winning campaign, and his fellow defenders Ben Gibson and Steve Cook have also been constants for Middlesbrough and AFC Bournemouth respectively.

They join goalkeepers Lukasz Fabianski, Fraser Forster and Ben Foster, who have not missed a minute for Swansea City, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta has played in every minute of Antonio Conte's title-winning campaign

Foster is among three players from West Brom to have featured in every match this season, alongside Darren Fletcher and Salomon Rondon.

Ever-present Premier League players 2016/17

PlayerTeamMin playedAppsStarts
ForsterSOU 3330 37 37
FosterWBA 3330 37 37
AzpilicuetaCHE 3330 37 37
FabianskiSWA 3330 37 37
CookBOU 3330 37 37
GibsonMID 3330 37 37
WardCRY 3328 37 37
DefoeSUN 3322 37 37
GomesWAT 3249 37 37
SigurdssonSWA 3238 37 36
SanchezARS 3155 37 35
FletcherWBA 3145 37 36
RondonWBA 2805 37 31

In all, 13 players have featured in every match this season and can complete the set on Sunday.

This total is down two on last season, when three ever-presents came from Leicester City, who have none this campaign.  

The highest number of players to have featured in every match is 20, set in 1992/93, the inaugural campaign.

See: 2016/17 minutes played

View: The final weekend's fixtures

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