The Premier League has some of the fastest footballers in the world. The pace at which the league is played forces teams to adapt to remain competitive. Before Antonio Rudiger left Chelsea for Real Madrid, he was one of the fastest Premier League players during the 2022 season, clocking 36.7km/hr.
Who is the current fastest player in the Premier League?
Fastest Premier League Players in 2022/23
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 36.6 Kmh
The Liverpool forward is now the fastest player in the Premier League with a speed of 36.6 kilometres per hour. The forward terrorises defences with his speed and trickery on the ball which makes him difficult to stop when he’s on the move.
If he’s not at the end of a team move scoring the goals, he probably is providing an assist.
2. Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – 36.6 Kmh
The Spanish international shares the top slot for the Premier League’s fastest players with Salah. He’s known for his speed which helps Wolves stretch teams.
However, that’s as far as he gets fans excited as his end product is often dismal. Traore also makes it into the fastest Premier League players in FIFA 23.
3. Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) – 36.5 Kmh
Nunez came on from the bench against Fulham and scored his first goal of the campaign in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw. You might already tell that his contribution was evident not just because he scored a goal.
Liverpool does a lot of pressing but also has to run back and defend. No wonder he recorded the highest speed of the weekend.
4. Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool) – 36.2 Kmh
Konate is slowly establishing himself in Liverpool’s defence and in the Premier League since he arrived from RB Leipzig.
His speed is proving to be a crucial asset for the Reds as it helps him cover lots of ground and close down opponents.
5. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) – 36.1 Kmh
The Villa marksman has proven to be a tough one to defend. He scored 11 goals for Aston Villa last season and clocked a speed of 36.1 kilometres per hour.
He’s not only good in scoring but also in transition plays and counterattacks.
6. Patson Daka (Leicester City) – 36.1 Kmh
The Zambian international makes it into the top 10 fastest Premier League players after he clocked a speed of 36.1 Kmh. He joined Leicester City from Redbull Salzburg in 2021.
In the 2021/22 season, he made 23 appearances for the foxes, scored five goals and made three assists.
7. Danny Welbeck (Brighton & Hove Albion) – 35.2 Kmh
Welbeck was influential in Brighton’s win over Manchester United at the opening weekend of the 2022/23 campaign. He gave an assist to Pascal Gross’ goal against his former club and also recorded the second-fastest time.
His career might have turned out to be underwhelming after all the hype that surrounded him during his days at Manchester United but at 31, he still has the legs to cover this much ground.
8. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – 35.1 Kmh
The Englishman is still one of the fastest defenders and players in the Premier League. He provides Pep Guardiola’s side with flexibility on the right as he provides defensive and offensive output.
9. Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham) – 34.80 km/h
Defenders are now some of the fastest players in the Premier League and Tosin is one of them. Against former league and Champions League winners Liverpool, he put in a convincing performance and judging by his speed, Tosin can go toe-to-toe with some of the speediest midfielders and forwards.
10. William Saliba (Arsenal) – 34.49 Km/h
Arsenal fans are having a time of their life enjoying William Saliba’s return as well as his impressive performance against Crystal Palace.
Perhaps he is the defender that the Gunners have always yearned for. He was very comfortable at the back and is proving to be a match to any attacker who’s going to come up against him.
Those are the top 10 fastest Premier League players. Is there a player whose inclusion on this list surprises you?