Ranking the Premier League clubs by who gave most minutes to U23 players

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Premier League sides are often criticised for not giving opportunities to their young players, but Manchester United and Chelsea have bucked that trend this past season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard have both been rewarded after putting their faith in youth, with both sides finishing inside the top four.

We’ve ranked every Premier League club in order of how many minutes they afforded to players currently aged 22 and under in 2019-20.

1. Norwich City

Number of under-23 players used: Eight
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 10,944

2. Manchester United

Number of under-23 players used: 11
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 10, 781

3. Chelsea

Number of under-23 players used: 10
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 10,721

4. Arsenal

Number of under-23 players used: Eight
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 7,740

5. Bournemouth

Number of under-23 players used: Six
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 6.638

6. Aston Villa

Number of under-23 players used: Four
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 5,235

7. Leicester City

Number of under-23 players used: Five
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 4,266

8. West Ham

Number of under-23 players used: Four
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 4,162

9. Everton

Number of under-23 players used: Four
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 3,600

10. Liverpool

Number of under-23 players used: Four
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 3,535

READ: Where are they now? Alexander-Arnold last U23 team before Liverpool debut

11. Brighton

Number of under-23 players used: Four
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 3,385

12. Burnley

Number of under-23 players used: Two
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 3,346

13. Southampton

Number of under-23 players used: Seven
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 3,130

14. Watford

Number of under-23 players used: Three
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 2,068

15. Wolves

Number of under-23 players used: Five
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 2,001

16. Newcastle United

Number of under-23 players used: Three
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 1,961

17. Tottenham

Number of under-23 players used: Seven
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 1,779

18. Manchester City

Number of under-23 players used: Three
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 1,697

19. Sheffield United

Number of under-23 players used: One
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 949

20. Crystal Palace

Number of under-23 players used: Two
Total minutes given to under-23 players: 206


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