The return of the traditional No. 9: Ranking the Premier League stars
Fri, January 27, 2017
Is the 'traditional' striker role returning to the Premier League? Express Sport ranks every Premier League No. 9 by aerial duels per game
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Is the 'traditional' striker role returning to the Premier League? Express Sport
Traditional Premier League Number 9s are enjoying a ressurgence in 2016/17 with 'big men up top' working a treat for several top flight teams.
EA Sports have compiled data on which talismen enjoy an aerial battle – the staple diet of a dominant nine – more than most.
CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY TO REVEAL WHICH PREMIER LEAGUE NO.9s HAVE COMPLETED MORE AERIALS DUELS PER 90 MINUTES THAN ANY OTHER.