Evolution of the Premier League

The electric pace and directness of Jamie Vardy, exemplary ball control and skills of Mesut Ozil, and sustained, power-packed and unswerving intensity of N’Golo Kante.

All different qualities which have become the staple diet for players to succeed in the ever-changing Premier League.

The evaluation of what is arguably the most competitive league in world football has seen the Premier League become more physical and intense than ever.

A study produced in 2014 examined the development of the league from 2006 to 2013.

Findings included:

  • An increase of 30% in high intensity running
  • An increase of 80% in the number of sprints
  • An increase of 35% in the distance covered during sprints
  • An increase of 12% in the number of intense short passes


Put some of those statistics together and therein lies the ingredients which contributed to Leicester City’s incredible title-winning success in the Premier League in 2015/16.

Modern players are now likely to be fitter, faster, and able to compete for longer at high intensity, than ever before.

And you too can aim to emulate the likes of Vardy, Ozil and Kante and train like a modern day pro thanks to a series of drills from Talent Ain’t Enough.

The 40m sprint, five cone drill or the deadlift – all carefully-honed drills which can help you progress and excel in your chosen discipline, not to mention following in the footsteps of those Premier League stars!