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Alli on course to beat own sprint record

23 Mar 2018
Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs midfielder has made most sprints this season

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

Analysis of tracking data from Premier League matches this season show that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has pushed himself into top gear on 2,163 occasions this season.

No other player has breached the 2,000-sprint barrier in 2017/18, although Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure is not far away, with 1,988.

Alli 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.

If he maintains his current average of 72 sprints per match across his final eight fixtures, he would beat his own overall record.

Most sprints in a PL season
2017/18 Sprints Since 2013/14 Sprints
Alli 2,163 Alli 2,621
Doucoure 1,988 Boyd 2,587
Firmino 1,942 Arfield 2,532
J. Ayew 1,908 Clyne 2,522
Allen 1,852 Firmino 2,497
Bellerin 1,850 Lallana 2,455
Richarlison 1,829 Sigurdsson 2,408
Eriksen 1,761 Boyd 2,359
Rodriguez 1,719 Coleman 2,265
Townsend 1,686 Giroud 2,243

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