The Premier League table based on the number of homegrown players used in 18/19

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The homegrown player rule in the Premier League is designed to allow both young overseas starlets and English players to flourish in the world's most watched league.

In each 25-man squad, teams are allowed a maximum on 17 non-homegrown players, meaning at least eight must meet the FA's homegrown guidelines.

Foreign players meet the quota as long as they have spent three years at an English side before the age of 21.

It's a rule that could be altered in coming years, with the FA looking to enforce stricter guidelines, which could see a minimum of 12 homegrown players required in each Premier League squad.

With all this in mind, which team currently in England's top-flight is excelling in the homegrown department and actually handed the players game time this season?

Well, we've gone through the data, noting which players have been used by each side and seeing if they meet the quota, which has been checked using the Premier League's official website.

Turns out Burnley are the homegrown kings in 2018/19, fielding 19 players. In stark contrast, Wolves have used just four of their eight homegrown players since being promoted.

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TABLE

1. Burnley - 19 players (McNeil, Tarkowski, Heaton, Long, Mee, Gibson, Bardsley, Westwood, Taylor, Ward, Vokes, Cork, Hart, Barnes, Lowton, Crouch, Lennon, Brady, Hendrick)

2. Bournemouth - 19 players (King, S. Cook, Wilson, Solanke, Brooks, Clyne, Ake, Francis, Smith, Gosling, Daniels, Stanislas, Mings, Begovic, L. Cook, Surman, Ibe, Defoe, Mepham)

3. Cardiff - 16 players (Morrison, Bennett, Etheridge, Mendez-Laing, Murphy, Ralls, Reid, Cunningham, Peltier, Arter, Harris, Hoilett, Ward, Healey, Richards, Madine)

4. Southampton - 15 players (Gunn, Targett, Ings, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Stephens, McCarthy, Davis, Long, Austin, Slattery, Ramsay, Gallagher, Johnson)

5. Everton - 12 players (Sigurdsson, Keane, Kenny, Holgate, Lookman, Walcott, Pickford, Davies, Schneiderlin, Calvert-Lewin, Baines, Jagielka)

6. Leicester - 12 players (Maguire, Maddison, Chilwell, Evans, Choudhury, Vardy, Albrighton, Morgan, Simpson, Gray, Schmeichel, Barnes)

7. Crystal Palace - 12 players (Wan-Bissaka, Zaha, Townsend, Tomkins, Kelly, Van Aanholt, Hennessey, Schlupp, Ward, Wickham, Puncheon, Dann)

8. Man Utd - 11 players (Pogba, Rashford, Shaw, Young, Smalling, Jones, Lukaku, Lingard, Gomes, Pereira, McTominay)

9. Tottenham - 10 players (Kane, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Alli, Rose, Davies, Dier, Winks, Skipp, Amos)

10. Arsenal - 9 players (Holding, Bellerin, Ramsey, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck, Jenkinson, Saka, Nketiah)

11. Watford - 9 players (Deeney, Foster, Cathcart, Mariappa, Cleverley, Hughes, Gray, Chalobah, Wilmot)

12. West Ham - 8 players (Rice, Wilshere, Antonio, Cresswell, Noble, Diangana, Fredericks, Carroll)

13. Newcastle - 8 players (Clark, Shelvey, Lascelles, Ritchie, Longstaff, Dummett, Hayden, Murphy)

14. Fulham - 8 players (Chambers, Bryan, Christie, Cairney, Seesegnon, Mawson, Bettinelli, Fosu-Mensah)

15. Huddersfield - 8 players (Billing, Mooy, Hogg, Pritchard, Puncheon, Smith, Hamer, Grant)

16. Liverpool - 7 players (Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Gomez, Henderson, Lallana, Sturridge, Clyne)

17. Chelsea - 7 players (Christensen, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Hudson-Odoi, Cahill, Moses)

18. Brighton - 6 players (Duffy, March, Dunk, Murray, Button, Stephens)

19. Man City - 5 players (Sterling, Stones, Delph, Walker, Foden)

20. Wolves - 4 players  (Coady, Doherty, Gibbs-White, Bennett)

Wolves manager

So there you have it, the less said about Wolves the better...

Out of the top six, United are the best when it comes to homegrown while - unsurprisingly - City fall way short.

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