The tall and short of it: How Premier League sides measure up
The Trinity MIrror Data Unit have analysed the height of everyone to have played in the Premier League this season, and only four centimetres separate the tallest and the shortest sides in the league.
The tallest teams are Stoke and Chelsea, whose players measure 1.84m tall on average.
QPR, Southampton, Sunderland and West Ham all stand at an average of 1.83m.
The shortest team though is Everton, whose players measure just 1.80m on average.
On an individual basis though, a Premier League player this season averages 1.82 metres in height.
The tallest players in the league are Peter Crouch and Fraser Forster who both stand at 2.01m tall.
Forster, however, weighs 15kg more than the Stoke forward, the equivalent of one and a half carry-
Per Mertesacker and Asmir Begovic are both 1.98m tall, while Joe Hart, Petr Cech and Wojciech Szczesny are all 1.96m tall.
In fact, of the 20 tallest players in the league, seven are goalkeepers, seven are defenders three are strikers and two are midfielders,
At 1.65m tall the shortest players in the league are Nathan Dyer of Swansea and Tottenham's Aaron Lennon.