These ten never stop running. Mentions go out to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Bolton and Man City players who give their all.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Yes he does occasionally let his temperament get the better of him, although he has cleaned that area of his game of late, this Man United striker runs all day. Even now he is in his preferred central striking role he still comes deep to get the ball and always tackles back.
Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool)
The oddly haired Dutchman never stops running. Converted from forward to right winger with alarming ease Dirk can never resist running for a lost cause and can always be seen trying to retrieve a misplaced pass.
Michael Essien (Chelsea)
A real engine room in the Stamford Bridge midfield Essien puts in more miles than most on the field of play. A terrier of a player who never misses an opportunity to put in a hefty tackle and surely one of the west London sides prized assets.
Scott Parker (West Ham United)
Another midfield battler, albeit a more old fashioned type of player. The former England international has gone about his time at Upton Park with relish. Always on hand to mop up and has the attacking ability to push on and add to the club’s attack. A truly determined individual.
Wilson Palacios (Tottenham)
This former Wigan man has taken to life at White Hart Lane just fine. Added another dimension to the club where his hard working performances give his fellow teammates more time and space on the ball.
Vincent Kompany (Man City)
If you see Vincent coming off the field of battle without a shirt covered in mud stains then you are probably looking at the wrong player. This Belgian man mountain has been an astounding acquisition from Hamburg.
Kevin Davies (Bolton)
Often named the player who commits most fouls during a season but that has as much to do with his hard working nature as it does his all consuming need to win the ball. This Bolton forward is the kind of player who’s own fans adore but is much mocked by opposition supporters. Determined displays more than make up for the less than prolific strike rate.
Javier Mascherano (Liverpool)
The Argentine national captain owns the midfield in most games he participates in. Very hard to win the ball from and extremely tenacious and tireless in the pursuit of attacking members of the opposition. A real tiger of a player.
William Gallas (Arsenal)
Has been a revelation thus far this season a totally different player to the slightly crazy player of the past 18 months. Always there to put in a last ditch tackle and also on hand to give the opposition hell at attacking set pieces which this season have tended to end with the Frenchman getting some part of his anatomy on the end of the ball and into the net (Video).
Robbie Keane (Tottenham)
Yes pointy shouty bloke makes the list because not only does he point and shout like a trooper he also never seems to give up. Like a Yorkshire Terrier in sight of sausages the Irish striker simply has to run after anything that is in his line of sight. Great player to have when chasing lost causes.