All top leagues in Europe are famous for their own style of play which differentiates them from the others. While Italian Serie A is known for its top quality defense, La Liga is well known for its breathtaking attacking game and display of skill on the ball which is unmatched anywhere else; English Premier League is known for its speed and physical game.
There are many players in the world’s richest league who are known for their speed rather than their skills. THT provides you the list of top ten fastest players of EPL.
10. Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa
The all time highest goal scorer of Aston Villa, Agbonlahor is a product of their youth academy, when the 26-year-old gets going his top speed is really explosive.
9. Ramires, Chelsea
The Brazilian and Chelsea Central Midfielder is without a doubt Blues’ quickest player. With his bursts of pace from midfield he brings some much-needed energy to the side and also sets many counter attacks for the team.
8. Nathan Dyer, Swansea City
The arrival of Michael Llaudrup to Wales has done a magic to many player and Dyer is one of them. Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has been at the club since 2009, and his amazing pace has seen him remain a key to the recent success of the Welsh side.
7. Tiago Ilori, Liverpool
Ilori hails from the former club of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani. The Centre Back is so fast that he has reportedly broken all the speed records in training at Sporting.
6. Aaron Lennon, Tottenham Hotspur
The summer exodus of players at White Haart Lane might have reduced the importance of Lennon at Spurs and his pace may have dropped off a little in recent years, but he’s still one of the quickest players in Premier League.
5. Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
Liverpool 18-year old winger Raheem Sterling is one the most talented players in Premier League who is also enjoying his breakthrough campaign under Brendon Rogers this season. He’s got great acceleration and skillful feet. He offers a great outlet on the counter attack.
4. Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge’s quick feet are undoubtedly his biggest asset, and he’s certainly impressed since joining Liverpool. He has also formed the most feared attacking partnership with Luiz Suarez in England this season.
3. Antonio Valencia, Manchester United
The place of this Ecuadorian in the United may not be certain but his speed is no doubt the best than the rest of his team members.
2. Jesus Navas, Manchester City
Signed from the Andalusian side Sevilla, Spanish winger Navas has completed 100 metres in 10.8 seconds. He’s so quick that when his former club put him on a speed machine, he broke it.
1. Theo Walcott, Arsenal
No prize for the guessing it. He has been the fastest player in EPL for quite a few years. His amazing speed makes him the most dangerous player on counter attacks. And he is just 24 years old.