Pace is becoming increasingly important in the modern game – but who were the fastest players in the Premier League in 2019-20?
We’ve looked at the 10 players who clocked the fastest pace in the Premier League in 2019-20.
10. Phil Foden
Foden is regarded as one of English football’s brightest prospects and also possesses blistering pace, clocking an impressive top speed of 23.07mph against Aston Villa in October 2019.
Fred turned his Manchester United career around in 2019-20 and the industrious midfielder ran at 23.17mph against Everton in December 2019.
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) July 28, 2020
8. Shane Long
Despite being 33 years old, Long managed to record a 23.21mph sprint speed in Southampton’s 2-1 defeat to Newcastle in December 2019.
7. Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Maitland-Niles has played in a variety of positions for Arsenal in 2019-20 and was recorded at 23.27mph against Manchester City in December 2019.
6. Caglar Soyuncu
Few could have predicted that a centre-back would make the top ten, but Soyuncu hit a top speed of 23.33mph in Leicester City’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in November 2019.
Elite defending from Çağlar Söyüncü 🔥🔥🔥
The pace, awareness and decision making to get back. The intelligence not to make a rash lunging challenge after 👌
— Emre Sarigul (@TurkFootballTV) August 12, 2019
5= Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Wan-Bissaka’s incredible recovery pace helped him make 129 tackles in 2019-20, and he clocked a top speed of 23.36 in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham in November 2019.
5= Mason Greenwood
Greenwood scored 10 Premier League goals in his debut season but his pace is not to be overlooked and the Manchester United forward ran at 23.36mph against Everton in March 2020.
Mason Greenwood’s finishing is just insane 💥pic.twitter.com/bVXXUDTn0e
— Goal (@goal) July 23, 2020
Trezeguet scored some decisive goals for Aston Villa in 2019-20 and also displayed his frightening pace, running at 23.36mph against Manchester City in July 2020.
2. Adama Traore
Traore is renowned for his blistering pace and the Wolves winger hit 23.48mph against Chelsea on the final day of the Premier League season.
1. Kyle Walker
Walker’s pace gets him up and down the right wing and the Manchester City star recorded an incredible speed of 23.49mph against Chelsea in June 2020.