Every Premier League’s most used Plan B off the bench…

Date published: Wednesday 11th March 2020 8:05

A Manchester United striker narrowly edges out a Liverpool forward for the title of most-used substitute. Here’s every club’s most used replacement…


 

Arsenal
1) Joe Willock – 13
2) Lucas Torreira – 9
3) Gabriel Martinelli 8

Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery’s favourite substitute has completed 90 minutes only once in 19 Premier League appearances this season. We are not sure we would file him under ‘impact sub’.

 

Aston Villa
1) Trezeguet – 11
2) Keinan Davis – 8
3) Douglas Luiz 8

Trezeguet has offered two assists in his 11 appearances off the bench while Douglas Luiz has scored twice as a substitute.

 

Bournemouth
1) Dominic Solanke – 12
2) Lewis Cook – 9
3) Ryan Fraser – 7

Eddie Howe is still waiting for Solanke to find the net, as a starter or substitute. Time for a new Plan B…

 

Brighton
1) Glenn Murray – 13
2) Aaron Connolly – 8
3) Steven Alzate – 7

Despite being linked with a move away in January, Murray has proved that he still has his uses. Only once has the veteran not been involved on a Premier League match-day and only nine times has he not seen any action.

 

Burnley
1) Jay Rodriguez – 16
2) Aaron Lennon – 12
3) Robbie Brady – 9

Rodriguez has spent 354 minutes on the pitch as a replacement this season, longer than anyone else in the Premier League.

 

Chelsea
1) Michy Batshuayi – 15
2) Callum Hudson-Odoi – 10
3) Mateo Kovacic – 7

A little more variety here compared to last season, when Kovacic and Ross Barkley just took it turns to swap on the hour every hour.

 

Crystal Palace
1) James McCarthy – 12
2) Christian Benteke – 11
3) Max Meyer – 7

Roy Hodgson breaking the mould again as one of the few managers not to turn most often to a winger or forward. Roy’s all about the reliability.

 

Everton
1) Moise Kean – 17
2) Thoe Walcott – 7
3) Tom Davies – 6

Most of Kean’s appearances have come off the bench but his most memorable moment of the season was when Big Dunc summoned him back there at Old Trafford.

 

Leicester
1) Demarai Gray – 12
2) Marc Albrighton – 11
3) Dennis Praet -10

Gray has been trying to rid himself of the perennial replacement tag, and he’s sort of succeeded; Brendan Rodgers hasn’t bothered using him for the last seven matches.

 

Liverpool
1) Divock Origi – 17
2) Adam Lallana – 12
3) James Milner – 11

Only Mason Greenwood has been dispatched from the bench more often than Origi but the big man has only contributed to one goal as a sub compared to five as a starter.

 

Manchester City
1) Gabriel Jesus – 11
2) Phil Foden – 11
3) Riyad Mahrez – 8

Jesus has scored 10 goals this season – but only one off the bench.

 

Manchester United
1) Mason Greenwood – 18
2) Jesse Lingard – 11
3) Juan Mata – 9

Greenwood is the Premier League’s most regular substitute. He’s netted three goals in 341 minutes as a replacement.

 

Newcastle
1) Christian Atsu – 12
2) Andy Carroll – 9
3) Dwight Gayle – 8

Hardly a surprise that centre-forwards feature so prominently since Joelinton inevitably requires replacing at some point in each game.

 

Norwich
1) Josip Drmic – 14
2) Onel Hernandez – 10
3) Marco Stiepermann – 8

Drmic would love to score a goal before Norwich go down, but presumably he’d settle just for starting a game at some point.

 

Sheffield United
1) Lys Mousset – 13
2) Billy Sharp – 12
3) Oli McBurnie – 11

Chris Wilder there, rotating his centre-forwards. But not the one who hasn’t scored yet

 

Southampton
1) Che Adams – 14
2) Sofiane Boufal – 11
3) Michael Obafemi – 10

Subbed on 14 times; replaced eight times; no goals yet for Adams.

 

Tottenham
1) Giovani Lo Celso – 12
2) Christian Eriksen – 10
3) Lucas Moura – 9

Just start him, Jose.

 

Watford
1) Andre Gray – 13
2) Roberto Pereyra – 10
3) Ismaila Sarr – 6

Not everyone at Watford has been lifted by Nigel Pearson’s arrival. Gray had played 663 minutes, starting as many games as he’d come off the bench, but since has Pearson come in, he’s scratched together 54 minutes…all as a replacement.

 

West Ham
1) Pablo Fornals – 12
2) Albian Ajeti – 8
3) Manuel Lanzini – 7

Fornals has been in and out of the West Ham side this season, but he seems to have convinced David Moyes that he can do a job on the left.

 

Wolves
1) Pedro Neto – 14
2) Patrick Cutrone – 9
3) Ruben Vinagre – 8

Cutrone cut his losses in January and returned to Italy after a half-season during which he never managed to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League.

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