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(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The most 'route one' Premier League teams – where do Brighton, West Ham and Crystal Palace rank?

The ‘long ball’ tactic can often come under criticism but teams have proven just how effective it can be.

Courtesy of data from WyScout, we’ve looked at the number of long balls each Premier League club hit during the 2019-20 campaign to determine the most direct/ ‘route one’ teams.

So, where do Brighton and Hove Albion rank? Scroll and click through the pages to discover which teams played the most – and least – long passes, ranked from lowest to highest: