EPL 2016/17: 10 slowest players
Some of the names on the list might be surprising as Opta shares the 10 slowest players this season.
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
Top Speed: 29.7 km/h
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.