Revealed! The Premier League’s top 10 fastest footballers

first_img 9. Gabriel Agbonlahor – 21.62mph top speed – Click the arrow to see who has been even faster! – Widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s quickest players, it perhaps a little surprising to see Agbonlahor this far down the list. The Aston Villa attacker notched his top speed against Southampton in November. Blistering pace. It’s an attribute that fans and managers clamour for from attackers and full-backs, but is not something limited to these types of players alone, as has been revealed in a recent look at the quickest Premier League players this season.The top flight’s boffins have been monitoring the speeds of players and as the season reaches its midway point, have revealed who are the quickest.Click the arrow to see who features.*Stats correct up to 9 January 2015 Joint 3rd. Stewart Downing and Marcin Wasilewski – 21.81mph top speed – Click the arrow to see who is fastest – Two surprises in third spot in the form of West Ham’s Stewart Downing and Leicester’s 34-year-old defender Marcin Wasilewski. Downing has been impressive for West Ham this season, while Wasilewski has been a constant at the back for Leicester. 7 7 2. Wilfried Zaha – 21.87mph top speed – Click the arrow to see who is fastest – Wilfried Zaha’s career may not be progressing quite in the manner that he imagined, but the Manchester United-owned wideman remains blisteringly fast. The 22-year-old notched up his top speed against Stoke back in December. 7 8. Ross Barkley – 21.69mph top speed – Click the arrow to see who has been even faster! – Although he is a undoubtedly a talented player, speed is not necessarily one of the attributes usually associated with Ross Barkley, but the Everton wizard seems to have that in his locker as well. 7 7 Joint 5th. Cristian Gamboa, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling – 21.75mph top speed – Click the arrow to see who has been even faster! – In joint fitth it’s West Brom’s Cristian Gamboa, Spurs defender Eric Dier and Liverpool hotshot Raheem Sterling, all reaching a top speed of 21.75mph. Dier is perhaps the surprise inclusion, given Sterling and Gamboa’s reputation as speed demons. 7 1. Moussa Sissoko – 21.93mph top speed – Currently the quickest player in the Premier League – this season at least – is Newcastle’s impressive midfielder Moussa Sissoko. The Frenchman isn’t necessarily renowned for his speed, but that doesn’t stop the box-to-box star from topping these charts, recording 21.93mph against Leicester back in October. Joint 10th. Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero and Yun Suk-Young have all achieved a top speed of 21.56mph so far this season* – Click the arrow to see who has been faster! – We start with this trio of Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero and Yun Suk-Young. Not particularly well known for his pace, Costa notched up a season-fastest of 21.56mph against Liverpool. Prior to his injury, Aguero hit his peak speak against Spurs, while QPR full-back Yun reached his in the home draw against Man City. 7last_img

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