Top 5 Fastest Premier League Players: Stat-keepers The quickest Premier League players this season, according to Opta, have been revealed.
Each player’s “peak speed” when sprinting is used to generate the data.
Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea has set a new personal best speed of 36.7 km/h, which if sustained over 100 meters would result in a world-class time of 9.81 seconds.
Usain Bolt holds the Olympic record for 100m with a time of 9.63 seconds.
The top five include two Liverpool players.
Mo Salah is second with a peak speed of 36.6 km/h, which Adama Traore set before moving from Wolves to Barcelona.
With a peak speed of 36.2 km/h, Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate is third, while Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins and Leicester City forward Patson Daka are tied for fourth.
Top 5 Fastest Premier League Players
|1. Antonio Rudiger||Chelsea||36.7 km/h|
|2. Mo Salah||Liverpool||36.6 km/h|
|3. Ibrahima Konate||Liverpool||36.2 km/h|
|=4. Ollie Watkins||Aston Villa||36.1 km/h|
|=4. Patson Daka||Leicester City||36.1 km/h|
Salah and Rudiger have faced each other three times this season, with all three meetings ending in draws.
In August, Liverpool and Chelsea drew 1-1 at Anfield, before a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in January.
After a 0-0 draw in the EFL Cup final in February, both players played the entire 120 minutes, with Liverpool finally defeating Chelsea 11-10 in a penalty shootout.