Premier League

The longest-serving player at each of the top 6 Premier League clubs

Arjun Singh Devgan
Fernandinho and Henderson are important players at their clubs
Fernandinho and Henderson are important players at their clubs / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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The Premier League is widely considered to be the best and most competitive league in the world and is without doubt one of the toughest environments to truly make it as a footballer due to the intensity and physicality present in England.

Loyalty among players in current day football is very rare to see, but there are still a few players who stay with their respective clubs for long periods of time. Here, we take a look at the current longest-serving player for the top six clubs in the Premier League.

1. Manchester City - Fernandinho (2013)

Fernandinho
Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Fernandinho was not a big name on arrival at the Etihad in 2013, but over time he established himself as a key figure for Manchester City - playing a key role in all of their success since then.

The Brazilian at his prime was one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and while he is getting on in terms of age, he still puts in a shift when called upon by Pep Guardiola.

The 36-year-old is currently City's longest-serving player, making 367 appearances for them in all competitions and helping the club win four league titles, one FA Cup and six EFL trophies so far.

2. Chelsea - Cesar Azpilicueta (2012)

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Manchester City v Chelsea - Premier League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Chelsea are not usually known for holding on to players for long periods of time and in Cesar Azpilicueta, they have a player who is a warrior and one who can be called as a complete team man.

Signed from Marseille in 2012, the Spaniard has been a regular in the XI under different managers, with the defender making 455 appearances for the club so far.

Used primarily as a right-back, the 32-year-old has won two leagues titles, three FA Cup's, two Europa League's and one Champions League title with the club.

3. Liverpool - Jordan Henderson (2011)

Jordan Henderson
Chelsea v Liverpool - Premier League / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

The Liverpool fans were not too pleased with Jordan Henderson's arrival from Sunderland in 2011, but overtime they have come to the recognise the hardwork the player puts, so much so that he is now a fan favourite.

Not the most talented of midfielders, Henderson has improved his game by leaps and bounds during his time at Anfield and is now an indispensable figure at the club.

The 31-year-old has made 419 appearances for the Reds so far, winning one league title, one EFL trophy and the 2019 Champions League honour.

4. Tottenham Hotspur - Harry Kane (2011)

Harry Kane - Soccer Player
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Widely considered as one of the best strikers in the world, Harry Kane has already achieved legendary status at the club and is currently the second highest goalscorer in their history.

233 goals in 364 appearances for the club goes to show that he has been brilliant for them, but unfortunately is yet to win a trophy at north London.

5. Manchester United - Phil Jones (2011)

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It's been a hard three years or so for Phil Jones as he was sidelined at Manchester United, becoming somewhat of a pariah until making a surprising return recently.

It was not so bleak when he started as the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson had claimed in the past that the defender could be the club's best ever player. While that has not come to pass, he is still a decent player as seen by the 225 appearances he has made for the Red Devils, winning one league title, one FA Cup and the 2017 Europa League so far.

6. Arsenal - Calum Chambers (2014)

Callum Chambers
Arsenal v Leeds United - Carabao Cup Round of 16 / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Signed from Southampton in 2014, many Arsenal fans expected great things from Calum Chambers, but that has not come to fruition as the player has struggled to put in consistent performances when on the pitch.

The 26-year-old has been sent on loan twice in 2016 and 2018, and it comes as no surprise that he has played a meager 122 games despite being the Gunners' longest-serving player.

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