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5 shortest players in the Premier League at the moment

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Modified 02 Oct 2020, 00:46 IST
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#3 Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) - 166 cm

Lucas Torreira
Lucas Torreira

After impressing during his two seasons at Serie A club Sampdoria, Lucas Torreira was swopped up by Arsenal in 2018 and inherited Mesut Ozil's number 11 shirt, with the German player taking up the number ten one.

In two seasons at the London club, Torreira has made over 60 Premier League appearances, scoring three goals and providing as many assists.

Torreira is renowned for his tactical discipline, short-passing game and penchant for tackling, but his short stature has not aided his cause in dealing with aerial threats as a defensive midfielder.


#2 Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) - 165 cm

Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu first made his name in the Portuguese Liga with Rio Ave and FC Porto before he arrived in the Premier League as an Everton player in 2014-15.

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However, after managing only five appearances in one and a half seasons in the competition, the Ghanian winger was loaned out to La Liga club Malaga and then to Championship side Newcastle United.

Atsu has since managed to become a permanent fixture with the Magpies who were promoted to the Premier League in 2017-18. The diminutive player has since played 75 Premier League games for Newcastle United, scoring three goals and assisting in five during this period.


#1 Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United) - 163 cm

Ryan Fraser
Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser made his debut in professional football with Aberdeen in the Scottish league in 2010 before making his Premier League debut with Bournemouth three years later.

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The diminutive winger, who is presently the shortest active player in the Premier League, impressed during his four years with The Cherries, scoring 16 goals and 29 assists, with 14 of those assists coming in the 2018-19 season alone.

However, with Bournemouth suffering relegation the next season, the player received a lot of flak for refusing to turn out for the club in the Premier League restart after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Fraser has since moved to Newcastle United for whom the 26-year-old made his Premier League debut in a 0-3 home loss to Brighton.

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Published 02 Oct 2020, 00:46 IST
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