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Top 5 fastest forwards of the Premier League

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Strikers with pace are strikers that perform best

Over the years the Premier League has been home to some of the greatest strikers in the game.

Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Didier Drogba, and many others have set stadiums alight with their goals many times.

One of the most important attributes of all these legends is their blistering pace, which has troubled many top defenders of the Premier League era.

Yes, there are many forwards who have used tricks and skills to make a fool out of defenders.

But, nothing beats the adrenaline rush of watching a pacey forward running at top speed towards the defence.

Speed is one of the crucial reasons why counter-attacks are so thrilling to watch.

The Premier League has also seen some of the fastest players trampling the pitches in the country. Let's have a look at the top five fastest strikers currently playing in the Premier League.

#5: Romelu Lukaku

Club: Manchester United

Speed: 34.56 km/hr

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Lukaku joined Manchester United in the summer of 2017.

No wonder this man is a wonder to watch when it comes to scoring goals. Paul Pogba can never be thanked enough for convincing the Belgian to join him at Old Trafford.

Romelu Lukaku has clocked a speed of 34.56 km/hr in 2017 and is the fifth fastest striker in the Premier League.

Lukaku was in red-hot form for Everton after scoring 25 goals and finish behind Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero in the Golden Boot race.

The Belgian as efficiently replicated his form for United this season, having scored 7 goals in 7 games for the Red Devils.

The Belgian has a penchant for scoring goals and will be a crucial player to watch under Jose Mourinho this season

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