JAMES WARD-PROWSE played an incredible 102 consecutive Premier League games for Southampton, with the first in that run dating back to December 2018.
But the midfielders hot streak came to an end in the Saints’ away loss at the hands of the European champions Chelsea.
Ward-Prowse timed his tackle wrong on JorginhoCredit: GETTY IMAGES
The England international was shown a red card after referee Atkinson reviewed the incident on the VAR monitorCredit: GETTY IMAGES
Tielemans will take over from Ward-Prowse with the most consecutive Premier League games played after Ward-Prowse saw red at Stamford Bridge
Ward-Prowse saw red just over quarter of an hour after scoring Southampton‘s equaliser from the penalty spot.
Referee Martin Atkinson originally showed Ward-Prowse a yellow card for his late challenge on Blues midfielder Jorginho.
But after being advised to go and review the incident on the VAR monitor, Atkinson brandished a red card.
Chelsea capitalised on the one-man advantage and scored two more goals to win the game.
And now Leicester City‘s Youri Tielemans will take over as the outfield player with the most consecutive Prem appearances after Ward-Prowse’s suspension.
The Belgian midfielder hasn’t missed a single game through suspension or injury for the Foxes since the New Year’s Day last year.
West Ham duo Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek aren’t too far behind Tielemans’ 63 game streak, though.
The Hammers’ fitness freaks are on a run of 58 and 55 respectively.
Goal scoring midfielder Soucek has also covered 80.7 kilometres in the Premier League this season, the most out of any player.
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