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EPL 2016/17: 10 slowest players

Akshay Pai
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49.44K   //    29 Oct 2016, 14:32 IST

When anyone describes the Premier League, adjectives such as fast-paced, physical and unrelenting are often thrown around quite a bit. The imagery conjured up is that of players who are always buzzing around, running their lungs out at break-neck speeds. However, for every such player, there are also those who seem to be lumbering lazily around the pitch.

Opta has recently released data concerning the top speeds that players have clocked during a Premier League game and here, we have a compilation of 10 of the slowest. Goalkeepers are of course, excluded and the players mentioned have played three or more league games.

#10 Andy King

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18:  Andy King of Leicester City warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Leicester City FC and FC Copenhagen at The King Power Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
King warming up for a Champions League clash

Top Speed: 29.7 km/h

Age: 27

Club: Leicester City

When N’Golo Kante left Leicester City this summer, questions were asked if their longest serving player, Andy King, could fill the void left in midfield. A rare breed of one-club men, he doesn’t boast the dynamism or athleticism of Kante but has always been an unheralded player.

King may not have played a major part in Leicester’s title winning season, but was always a consistent performer. He still puts in a shift when asked, for both Leicester and the Wales national team, even though he may not be the quickest.

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