The club-by-club breakdown of 17-18 PL minutes played by English players

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City were the three of the worst four clubs in terms of giving gametime to English players in the Premier League last season.

The league and FA have attempted to rectify the lack of chances given to English players, introducing a home-grown player quota in 2010, but the rules are easy to circumvate.

The likes of Cesc Fabregas and Paul Pogba qualify as home-grown, given the rulings state the player has to play for an English club for three years prior to the age of 21, while Chelsea, for example, have signed Rob Green as their third-choice goalkeeper to fill the required amount of home-grown players in a Premier League squad – which is eight out of 25.

But data has shown Chelsea in fact handed out the least minutes to English players over the course of the 2017-18 campaign.

English players played 2,764 minutes for the 2016-17 champions – which is marginally over half the next lowest, Arsenal – and just 6% of the total minutes available (37,620).

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth gave out the most minutes to English players last season, while Everton also handed out over 20,000 minutes of action to Englishmen.

Total minutes per club

1. Bournemouth – 24,202
2. Everton – 20,884
3. Burnley – 17,715
4. West Brom – 16,769
5. Leicester – 16,725
6. Swansea – 15,057
7. Southampton – 13,696
8. Crystal Palace – 12,888
9. Tottenham – 12,553
10. Manchester United – 11,483
11. Brighton – 11,396
12. Newcastle – 10,710
13. Liverpool – 10,582
14. West Ham – 9,563
15. Huddersfield – 9,520
16. Stoke – 9,102
17. Manchester City – 8,490
18. Watford – 7,169
19. Arsenal – 5,519
20. Chelsea – 2,764


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