A large proportion of players lack the desire – and height – to produce a commanding aerial performance. However, plenty of others relish aerial duels and make it their business to dominate opponents every time the ball leaves the turf.
They are usually central defenders, who are forced to repel long balls and crosses into the area. However, some old-school centre-forwards also take to the skies in an effort to find a route to goal, despite most teams in the Premier League preferring to keep things on the floor these days.
But, whether your club has a squad of long-ball merchants or tiki-taka enthusiasts, they’re now on display once again with the Premier League back in full swing after nearly three months without action due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With that, do you know which Premier League colossus has won the most headers – or aerial duels – in the 2019/20 season so far?
We’ve put together a list of the top 10 to bring you up to speed…
Most headers won: Premier League 2019/20
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(Correct as of 14:00 20/07/2020)