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Most headers won: Premier League 2019/20 season final standings

By Squawka News

Premier League most headers: 2019/20 season | Aerial duels | Stats | EPL

Published: 16:24, 28 July 2020

Heading is not for everyone.

A large proportion of players lack the desire – and height – to produce a commanding aerial performance. However, plenty of others relish aerial duels and make it their business to dominate opponents every time the ball leaves the turf.

They are usually central defenders, who are forced to repel long balls and crosses into the area. However, some old-school centre-forwards also take to the skies in an effort to find a route to goal, despite most teams in the Premier League preferring to keep things on the floor these days.

But, whether your club has a squad of long-ball merchants or tiki-taka enthusiasts, they’ve been on full display once again as the Premier League raced to a finishing following the coronavirus-enforced shutdown.

With that, do you know which Premier League colossus won the most headers — or aerial duels — in the 2019/20 season?

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 to bring you up to speed…

Most headers won: Premier League 2019/20

Position Player Headers Minutes Played
1st Sebastien Haller 218 2263
2nd Oliver McBurnie 200 2116
3rd Troy Deeney 199 2234
4th James Tarkowski 199 3420
5th Virgil van Dijk 191 3420
6th Dominic Calvert-Lewin 180 2629
7th Joelinton 176 2699
8th Harry Maguire 176 3420
9th Christian Benteke 145 1257
10th Dan Burn 141 2881

(Correct as of 16:00 28/07/2020)