When it comes to playing English talent, West Ham have the best record in the Premier League.

Almost half, 49%, of all of the club’s league game time has been handed out to English players over the last three seasons including the current campaign.

Mark Noble has led the charge for West Ham, playing for 5,832 league minutes for the east London club.

He’s followed by Stewart Downing (5,825), James Tomkins (4,543), Kevin Nolan (4,452) and Aaron Cresswell (3,600).

Southampton, Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace are the next best clubs for giving game time to English players at 40% each.

Liverpool have given 39% of their game time to English players, while for Manchester United it’s 36% and 34% for both West Brom and Tottenham.

The worst club over the last three seasons for fielding English players is Manchester City.

Just 15% of their game time has gone to English talent, though that looks set to rise with the recent acquisitions of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.

Stoke come second from bottom with 16% followed by Newcastle (18%), Arsenal (also 18%) and Chelsea (19%).

The figures are only for teams to have been in each of the last three Premier League campaigns.

Club | % of game time by English players

• West Ham | 49

Southampton | 40

Aston Villa | 40

Everton | 40

Crystal Palace | 40

Liverpool | 39

Manchester United | 36

Tottenham | 34

West Bromwich Albion | 34

Sunderland | 33

Swansea | 26

Chelsea | 19

Arsenal | 18

Newcastle United | 18

Stoke | 16

Manchester City | 15