Top 5 Long Ball Merchants In The Premier League This Season

While many believe that the Premier League has gravitated towards a more continental style of play in recent decades, there are still some proponents of the long ball game in this country.

The CIES Football Observatory has created an index that works out which teams play the most direct style of football.

Three different metrics (sprints in possession per 90, runs into space %, and km covered by the ball) make up the calculation.

Press the next page as we name the five Premier League clubs that have been the most direct in possession this campaign.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.