Vardy fastest in PL for speedy Leicester

Matthew Briggs
Jamie Vardy: Quickest man in the top flight
Jamie Vardy: Quickest man in the top flight

Leicester and England forward Jamie Vardy has been recorded as the fastest player in the Premier League this season, with the Foxes claiming the top three speeds this season.

According to Sky Sports, the speedy Vardy reached a speed of 35.44km/h, which is equal to just over 22 miles per hour, in the Foxes 2-1 win at West Ham in August.

And in fact Leicester claimed the top three places with Jeffrey Schlupp (35.26km/h) and Marc Albrighton (35km/h) second and third respectively.

England frontman Vardy also has the fifth highest score on the table after hitting 34.95km/h against Bournemouth.

Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf is fourth on the list with a speed of 34.97km/h, which he reached against Norwich.

Top 20 fastest speeds clocked this season

1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 35.44 km/h vs. West Ham

2. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester) 35.26 km/h vs. Bournemouth

3. Marc Albrighton (Leicester) 35.00 km/h vs. Bournemouth

4. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) 34.97 km/h vs. Norwich

5. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 34.95 km/h vs. Bournemouth

6. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) 34.89km/h vs. Leicester

7. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) 34.80km/h vs. Bournemouth

8. Wes Morgan (Leicester) 34.76 km/h vs. Bournemouth

9. Cedric Soares (Southampton) 34.74 km/h vs. Watford

10. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) 34.71 km/h vs. Tottenham