Laurent Koscielny is obviously faster than Jamie Vardy

Date published: Sunday 25th March 2018 2:55 - Matthew Stead

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane tops the list of the fastest players so far this season in the Premier League.

Ok, so that might not shock you too much, but what if we told you that only one striker features in the top ten. And what if we then told you that five defenders make the cut. I know, right?

Perhaps the most shocking of the lot is that Jamie Vardy is now apparently slower than Laurent Koscielny. How’s that for a Sunday shock?

Here’s the list in full…

10. Jamie Vardy, Leicester City – 35.09 km/h

Wait, so Vardy is slower than five defenders? Get him off the plane.

9. Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal – 35.11 km/h

Fair play to Laurent for making this list. Probably at his fastest when he’s chasing down an attacker down who is through on goal, mind you.

8. Kiko Femenia, Watford – 35.12 km/h

Femenia has only played just over 1,400 minutes in the Premier League this season, but when he has played he’s clearly been lively.

7. Oliver Burke, West Brom – 35.13 km/h

We feel a bit sorry for Oliver Burke. Struggling for consistent game time in the worst Premier League side after a failed spell at Leipzig. Still, he’s got pace.

6. Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace – 35.14 km/h

Fair play, Wilf had to be on this list didn’t he really.

5. Kyle Walker, Manchester City – 35.16 km/h

Kyle Walker has played a big part in Pep’s system this season with his marauding runs down the right. Get him on the plane.

4. Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea – 35.19 km/h

Wow, didn’t really see this one coming. He only has 74 pace on FIFA. Sort it out EA.

3. Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham Hotspur – 35.33 km/h

In fairness, Moussa Sissoko did top the pace table in January 2015, so it’s no surprise to see him back up there.

2. Patrick van Aanholt, Crystal Palace – 35.42 km/h

Palace having Zaha and Van Aanholt down the flanks seems a bit unfair now, doesn’t it?

1. Leroy Sane, Manchester City – 35.48 km/h

Twelve goals in all competitions, 15 assists, and now the quickest player in the league. What a season.


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