This is Phil Parkinson's favourite Sunderland AFC team - according to the data experts

Phil Parkinson seems to have settled on his strongest Sunderland line-up – but what does the data say about his favourite squad to select?

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 11:56 am
This is Phil Parkinson's favourite Sunderland AFC side

With injuries, incomings and outgoings having affected Parkinson’s squad selection over the course of his tenure, we’ve consulted the data to see which players have played the most minutes under the current Sunderland boss.

And here’s the team those statistics – courtesy of data experts WyScout s.P.a – suggest is Parkinson’s favourite to field since taking over:

Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1602

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Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1942
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1319
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 906
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1935
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1864
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1907
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1701
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1508
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1085
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 1124
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 529
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 826
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 753
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 661
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 792
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 392
Minutes played under Phil Parkinson at Sunderland: 582