When it comes to football there are always lots of questions being asked when a season begins or mid-season. A Football fan could ask; Who is the best player so far this season, who made the most tackles, who created most chances, who is the most underrated player in the league so far, who is the fastest player in the Premier League for the 2019/20 campaign, etc. Fans are cool like that, we argue, we give our opinions and we do lots of things.
In this article, we will be helping you guys answer the last question being “Who is the fastest player in the Premier League.” We will be looking top six fastest footballers in the English top-flight.
But before we start the countdown we want to open your minds and think of all the possibilities and the impossible as there is a big shocker the top six players, this reports and Stats were according to Give Me Sport. The players we’ve always known to be the fastest in the Premier League are the Strikers, wingers, attacking midfielder, and full-backs.
This article will be updated as the Premier League continues.
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Sixth on the list for the fastest players in the Premier League is Newcastle United winger Allan Sain-Maximin, who joined the club last summer from OGC Nice, has been exciting so far in the English top-flight.
The 22-year-old winger is said to have clocked 22.8mph in the League so far this season. This was expected of the French winger has helped his team earn victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United it is no wonder the Magpies supporters already have a chant for him. Despite this being his first season in the Premier League, Saint-Maximin has managed to make a name for himself in the league all thanks to his astounding skills and speed, he is a major threat to all defenders against his team this season and he can only improve more. Now onto the next one.
Our days of seeing only Strikers, Wingers, attacking midfielders and full-backs as fastest players as over a fifth of this list is Aston Villa defender Bjorn Engels.
This may be giving you but the Belgian defender is said to have clocked 22.9mph placing him fifth in the fastest players in the Premier League. Just like Saint-Maximin, Engels joined the Villans last summer for a fee reported to be €8 million from Ligue 1 club Reims. So far this season, the 25-year-old defender has been able to help his team keep four clean sheets in 17 matches.
If you are a Premier League fan you won’t be surprised by this name. Kyle Walker is fourth on this list or should we say fifth as he is tied with Engels as the City player is on the same clock speed as him which is 22.9mph.
Walker has always been a top player even before he joined Manchester City in the summer of 2017 from Tottenham Hotspur for £50 million reported to be one the most expensive football transfers. Playing as a right-back, the 29-year-old speed has always been something to talk about, he is said to be one of the fastest right-backs in the World. He is ranked fourth in one of the fastest players in the Premier League.
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Third, on this list Phil Foden, who is the second Manchester City player to make the list after Walker. Having graduated from City’s academy, Foden has very well secured a place for himself in Pep Guardiola’s team.
The 19-year-old has highly been regarded to be one of the best midfielders in the League as he has been tipped by Guardiola to be the successor to David Silva’s spot, who has been confirmed to leave the club by the end of the season. For someone who is to replace Silva, Foden speed is something to worry about after clocking 23.1mph so far gone this season placing third in the list for the fastest players in the Premier League, the player might just do more than replace Silva at the Etihad Stadium.
Second, is probably one of the most unexpected, first and only striker on this list Shane Long. The Southampton striker, who spent the majority of his career playing in the English top-flight, proved that age matters not when it comes to speed.
The Irishman has been spotted on the pitch sprinting faster with the ball than players 10 years younger than him. The 32-year-old striker clocked 23.2mph to be second on the list for fastest players in the Premier League.
The greatest shock in this article is Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu taking the first spot as the fastest player in the Premier League. But may not see this as a shock considering how well they have seen the defender trackback from an attacking position and where the Foxes are on the League table.
The Turkish defender, who joined the Foxes from Bundesliga side Freiburg in 2018, has been pivotal for his English team as he has made the headlines several times this season. Now he is making the headlines as one of the fastest Premier League players this season so far after clocking 23.3mph.
Soyuncu didn’t just break last season record of 21.95mph – set by Timothy Fosu-Mensah while playing on loan for Fulham – he set a new record and it is only four months into 2019/20 campaign. All players in the league have five months of football to beat the record set by the Leicester City star.
Keep this post bookmarked as a lot could still change before the end of the season and it will get updated frequently. Meanwhile, you should check out our Best Goalkeeper Gloves.