The fastest players in the Premier League this season by each position based on the top speeds they achieved.
If you’re wondering who the fastest players in the Premier League are right now, then the actual list might come across as a surprise.
The fastest players in the league this season are the ones who recorded the highest top speed during a Premier League game.
Fastest players in the Premier League
Opta categorised the fastest players in the league via their positions and the top speed they attained during the Premier League game.
Fastest goalkeepers in the Premier League
ROBERT SANCHEZ - Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has recorded by far the highest top speed of any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season at 35.11km/h.
The Spaniard displayed his speed in a chase-down attempt against Brentford in a 2-0 home loss for Chelsea as he tried to prevent Bryan Mbuemo from scoring the second goal.
The goalkeeper with the second-best top speed is José Sá of Wolves who clocked in at 29.33km/h while Arsenal’s backup Aaron Ramsdale is third at 29.04km/h.
Fastest defenders in the Premier League
DARA O'SHEA - Burnley have really struggled with life in the Premier League but their central defender Dara O'Shea tops the list of fastest defenders in the league.
The 24-year-old Irishman managed to post a top speed of 36.73km/h in a game for Burnley this season, making him the fastest defender in the Premier League this season.
Coming in second is Tottenham Micky Van de Ven with a top speed of 35.52km/h
Chelsea left-back, Ben Chilwell clocked 35.5km/h before his injury, making him the third-fastest defender in the Premier League, slightly faster than Manchester City's Kyle Walker at 35.32km/h and Bournemouth's Max Aarons at 35.19km/h.
Fastest midfielders in the Premier League
Dominik Szoboszlai - Liverpool's new midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is making an impression with his high work rate as one of the hardest runners in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old is also the fastest midfielder in the league this season with a top speed of 36.76km/h, just a bit faster than Amadou Onana who comes in second.
Everton's Onana has a top speed of 36.65km/h, Luton Town's Tahith Chong is third at 36.67km/h, followed by Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo at 35.94km/h.
Fastest forwards in the Premier League
CHIEDOZIE OGBENE - Luton Town winger Chiedozie Ogbene only has one goal in the Premier League this season but has already made a lasting impact.
His 36.93km/h top speed not only makes him the fastest forward but the Nigerian-born speedster is also the fastest player in the Premier League period.
Wolves’ Pedro Neto is number two at 36.86km/h while Anthony Gordon of Newcastle clocked a top speed of 36.68km/h to become the third-fastest forward in the Premier League.