Premier League teams ranked by mins given to English players this season

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Gareth Southgate has bemoaned the lack of first-team opportunities given to English players by Premier League clubs – but who are the best and worst clubs in this regard?

The England boss has noted that only 30% of Premier League starts were given to English players last season, down from 33.2% in 2017-18, and he has warned that figure could fall to 15% in a decade’s time.

We’ve taken a look at which clubs have given the most minutes to English players, courtesy of The Times, plus the % of minutes given to English players by each side.

1. Burnley
English players used: 13
% of minutes played by English players: 70.2%
Total minutes played by English players: 26,397

2. Bournemouth
English players used: 16
% of minutes played by English players: 47.8%
Total minutes played by English players: 17,988

3. Leicester City
English players used: 9
% of minutes played by English players: 45.3%
Total minutes played by English players: 16,933

4. Southampton
English players used: 15
% of minutes played by English players: 44.6%
Total minutes by English players: 16,769

5. Cardiff City
English players used: 10
% of minutes played by English players: 34.3%
Total minutes by English players: 14,301

6. Everton
English players used: 10
% of minutes played by English players: 36.5%
Total minutes by English players: 13,766

7. Manchester United
English players used: 9
% of minutes played by English players: 33.8%
Total minutes by English players: 12,703

8. Tottenham
English players used: 9
% of minutes played by English players: 32.1%
Total minutes by English players: 12,029

9. West Ham
English players used: 9
% of minutes played by English players: 30.9%
Total minutes by English players: 11,598

10. Crystal Palace
English players used: 9
% of minutes played by English players: 29.5%
Total minutes by English players: 11,109

11. Brighton
English players used: 5
% of minutes played by English players: 29.3%
Total minutes by English players: 10,987

12. Watford
English players used: 7
% of minutes played by English players: 28.1%
Total minutes by English players: 10,524

13. Fulham
English players used: 6
% of minutes played by English players: 24.0%
Total minutes by English players: 9,005

14. Liverpool
English players used: 8
% of minutes played by English players: 22.3%
Total minutes by English players: 8,386

15. Manchester City
English players used: 5
% of minutes played by English players: 22.2%
Total minutes by English players: 8,370

16. Huddersfield Town
English players used: 10
% of minutes played by English players: 20.6%
Total minutes by English players: 7,693

17. Wolves
English players used: 6
% of minutes played by English players: 19.2%
Total minutes by English players: 7,222

18. Newcastle United
English players used: 5
% of minutes played by English players: 17.4%
Total minutes by English players: 6,540

19. Chelsea
English players used: 4
% of minutes played by English players: 7.0%
Total minutes by English players: 2,637

20. Arsenal
English players used: 7
% of minutes played by English players: 6.0%
Total minutes by English players: 2,239


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