Who are the fastest players in the Premier League?

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A list of the top 10 fastest players in the Premier League has been released following the opening few months of the 2016-17 season.

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Before you look at the list below, who would you pick as the quickest? Jamie Vardy? Yannick Bolasie? Raheem Sterling?

Stats guru Opta have looked through all of the games in the opening seven matchdays of the current Premier League campaign to give you the answer as to who the quickest is.

Below is a list of the top 10 fastest players — based on the highest speed reached by a player during any single game — and some of them may surprise you.

In descending order, here’s your top 10 PL speedsters with their top speed measured in km/h…


10. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – 34.77km/h
8 = Maya Yoshida (Southampton) – 34.78 km/h
8 = Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – 34.78 km/h
7. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 34.79 km/h
6. Eric Bailly (Manchester United) – 34.84 km/h

5. Andre Gray (Burnley) – 34.87 km/h
4. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 35.10 km/h
3. Kyle Walker (Tottenham) – 35.18 km/h
2. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) – 35.19 km/h
1. Shane Long (Southampton) – 35.31 km/h