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Stats: Fastest Premier League players in the 2014/15 season so far

When you think of the fastest players in the Premier League, the name of Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott come to mind. However, all of them fail to make the top 10 of the list.

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News 12 Jan 2015, 12:26 IST
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Moussa Sissoko is the Premier League’s fastest player

When you think of the fastest players in the Premier League, the name of Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott come to mind. However, all of them fail to make the top 10 of the list. It’s Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko, who takes the crown of being Premier League’s fastest player so far. 

The highly rated midfielder has been linked with a move to PSG as his contract is yet to be renewed by the Magpies. On-loan Crystal Palace midfielder, Wilfried Zaha comes in a close second, just 0.1 km/hr, behind him. 

Marcin Wasilewski of Leicester City is tied for third with Stewart Downing from West Ham United, registering top speeds of 35.1 km/hr. Rounding out the top five is Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, who ran at 35 km/hr in a game against QPR. 

Diego Costa sneaks into the top 10 for Chelsea, registering a top speed of 34.8 km/hr against Liverpool. Manchester United’s Luke Shaw came in at number 18 with a top speed of 34.2 km/hr. 

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez earned a 13th place finish, after running a top speed of 34.6 km/hr against Newcastle United. 


Fastest players in the 2014/15 Premier League season so far
# Player Club Top speed (km/hr)
1 Moussa Sissoko Newcastle United 35.3
2 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 35.2
3 Marcin Wasilewski Leicester City 35.1
4 Stewart Downing West Ham United 35.1
5 Raheem Sterling Liverpool 35
6 Eric Dier Tottenham Hotspur 35
7 Cristian Gamboa West Brom 35
8 Ross Barkley Everton  34.9
9 Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa 34.8
10 Diego Costa Chelsea 34.7
11 Sergio Aguero Manchester City 34.7
12 Yun Suk-Young QPR 34.7
13 Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 34.6
14 Ahmed Elmohamady Hull City 34.6
15 Erik Pieters Stoke City 34.5
16 Connor Wickham Sunderland 34.5
17 Jefferson Montero Swansea City 34.5
18 Luke Shaw Manchester United 34.2
19 Nathaniel Clyne Southampton 34.2
20 Marvin Sordell Burnley 34
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