Pace is a key attribute for an attacking forward in football no matter in which league. Given the physical game involved in the premier league, the pace of the player plays an key role while striking back with counter attacks. Speed also make the fans and the game more entertaining. Here we present you the top 10 footballers who have so far been the fastest in premier league.
– Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero and Yun Suk-Young(Joint 10th)
Diego Costa has been the main man in providing the goals to Jose Morinho this season, Aguero is having an injury-prone season so far and Yun Suk-Young also playing a vital role in the progress of QPR even though they are battling relegation.
The three players have managed a top speed of 21.56 mph this season.
– Gabriel Agbonlahor
Widely regarded as the one of the fastest players in Premier League, Agbonlahor have managed a top speed of 21.62 mph despite his poor run of form for Aston Villa. He acheived this speed against Southampton in November.
– Ross Barkley
The 21-year old midfielder of Everton is having a very quiet season having able to find net only once this season despite making 23 apperancces for the Toffees. He undoubtedly is a talented midfielder and managed to notch up a speed of 21.69 mph.
– Cristian Gamboa, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling (Joint 5th)
West Brom’s Cristian Gamboa is making impact recently managing to create chances for his team despite being a defender. Eric Dier has been adding a great value to spurs defense this season with him switching from right to centre when needed. Raheem Sterling has been one of the top stories this season in PL with the youngster making vital contributions to the merseyside.
The three players have managed to achieve a top speed of 21.75 mph.
– Stewart Downing and Marcin Wasilewski (Joint 3rd)
West Ham’s Stewart Downing is arguably having the season of his life despite being 30-years old, the midfielder is managing high pace during the games. Marcin Walsilewski has been a rock solid defender for Leicester this season and despite being a defender, he is able to manage top speeds.
The two players have achieved a top speed of 21.81 mph.
– Wilfred Zaha
On-loan to Crystal Palace from the Red Devils, the right winger is making an impact with his pace down the flanks to create chances for his team mates. The wideman might need to make more progress to get a starting berth in Red Devils line up. He managed to acieve a top speed of 21.87 mph.
– Moussa Sissoko (first)
New Castle’s midfielder Moussa Sissoko is currently the fastest footballer in premier league this season with him being instrumental in New Castle’s success so far this season. He managed to notch up a top speed of 21.93 mph against Leicester back in October.