The Premier League is one of the most intense football leagues in the world. Players who stand out in the English top flight are often blessed with pace.
But who would stand a chance of keeping up with Usain Bolt? According to Opta sports, below are list of the top 20 fastest player in the premier league.
The top 20 includes the well-known speed demons, but there are certainly some surprises too.
1. Leroy Sane (Manchester City)
Top speed : 35.48km/h
Sane takes the crown for being the fastest player in the Premier League this season.
He has been part of an electric City team and has played a significant part in their success.
2. Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
Top speed : 35.42km/h
It’s official – Van Aanholt is the fastest full-back in the league.
He enjoys getting forward at every opportunity, often finding himself in goal-scoring positions.
3. Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham)
Top speed : 35.33km/h
It’s fair to say Sissoko hasn’t been an overwhelming success at Spurs.
But while his commitment and general quality could be questioned, his pace has never been in doubt.
4.Theo Walcott (Everton)
Top speed : 35.23km/h
It’s no secret that Walcott is very, very fast.
The only difference this season is that he’s flying down the wing at Everton, not Arsenl.
5. Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Walker has been part of a thrilling City side who have blown away the competition this year.
His constant running from full-back adds another element to an already exciting attack.
6. Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
Top speed : 35.19km/h
Rudiger’s inclusion so high in the list may come as a shock.
His recovery pace is vital for Chelsea, who favour a back three.
7. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Top speed : 35.14km/h
Wilfried Zaha has shone in a struggling Palace side.
His pace and skill on the counter attack will be vital if the Eagles survive.
8. Oliver Burke (West Brom)
Top speed : 35.13km/h
The young winger hasn’t had the easiest season at West Brom, but it hasn’t stopped him hitting top speeds.
This stat suggests it might have been worth giving him more game time.
9. Kiko Femenia (Watford)
Top speed : 35.12km/h
Femenia is yet another fast full-back who likes to bomb forward and join in attacks.
He joined Watford in summer and has impressed in his first season.
10. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Top speed : 35.11km/h
Koscielny is one of the quickest centre-backs in the league and has been a consistent performer for Arsenal in recent years.
11. Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Top speed : 35.09km/h
Vardy is one of the league’s fastest strikers and is always a willing runner in behind defences.
This year, he’s helped Leicester towards a potential top ten finish.
12. DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)
Yedlin is another speedy full-back who likes to get forward.
His pace has helped Newcastle in their first season back in the top flight.