Diop tops September's 'most minutes played' table

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 1st October 2019

Issa Diop, Pablo Fornals, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller were the only players to feature in all four of West Ham United's September fixtures.

And as our table below reveals, the young French central defender was the only member of Manuel Pellegrini's squad to play every single minute of every match in the second month of the 2019/20 season - as was also the case in August.

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Sebastien Haller saw the second most amount of game time, playing three of the four matches in their entirely whilst appearing in the Carabao Cup defeat at Oxford as a second half substitute for Nathan Holland.

Meanwhile Spanish midfielder Fornals - who is the only other player bar Diop to feature in every game so far this season - received the third most match minutes, narrowly ahead of skipper Mark Noble.

Altogether ten players - from a total of 21 used by Pellegrini in September - featured in all three of the month's league fixtures against Aston Villa, Manchester United and Bournemouth.

The aforementioned Diop. Haller, Fornals, Anderson and Noble were joined by Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Ryan Fredericks, Andriy Yarmolenko and Lukasz Fabianski.

A VillaMan UtdOxfordB'mouthTOTAL
1.Issa Diop90909090360
2.Sebastien Haller90903390303
3.Pablo Fornals28909067275
4.Mark Noble90901675271
5.Angelo Ogbonna9090-90270
5.Declan Rice9090-90270
7.Ryan Fredericks9080-90260
8.Felipe Anderson69702490253
9.Andriy Yarmolenko6289-90241
10.Lukasz Fabianski9090034214
11.Aaron Cresswell-90090180
11.Arthur Masuaku90-90-180
13.Roberto Jimenez Gago009056146
14.Pablo Zabaleta2110900121
15.Manuel Lanzini90--23113
16.Jack Wilshere0206615103
17.Fabian Balbuena1090091
18.Albian Ajeti0090090
18.Carlos Sanchez-090-90
20.Robert Snodgrass0174075
21.Nathan Holland--57-57
22.Goncalo Cardoso--0-0
22.Conor Coventry--0-0

Meanwhile young winger Nathan Holland enjoyed the fewest minutes on field, with just 57 to his name after he appeared in the starting line-up against Oxford in the Carabao Cup, before being replaced by Haller 12 minutes into in the second half.

The only two players to feature in the first team squad and not make a single appearance during September were youngsters Goncalo Cardoso and Conor Coventry, both of whom were unused substitute in the same match.

Taking the above figures into account, Pellegrini's most popular starting XI for the month of August was as follows:

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