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

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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

Player Team Min played Apps Starts
Forster SOU  3330  37  37
Foster WBA  3330  37  37
Azpilicueta CHE  3330  37  37
Fabianski SWA  3330  37  37
Cook BOU  3330  37  37
Gibson MID  3330  37  37
Ward CRY  3328  37  37
Defoe SUN  3322  37  37
Gomes WAT  3249  37  37
Sigurdsson SWA  3238  37  36
Sanchez ARS  3155  37  35
Fletcher WBA  3145  37  36
Rondon WBA  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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