The English Premier League Fastest Players 2022 has now been confirmed in a new list, MySportDab reports.
This is a shock to everyone as Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has been the fastest player with the most top speed so far this season.
The German recorded a speed of 22.80mph in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw vs Brighton.
Rudiger is expected to leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Chelsea will lose a key defender if he leaves and they will also miss his pace.
EPL Fastest Players 2022
1. Antonio Rudiger – (Chelsea) 22.80mph
2. Mohamed Salah – (Liverpool) 22.74mph
3. Adama Traore – (Wolves) 22.74mph
4. Ibrahima Konate – (Liverpool) 22.49mph
5. Ollie Watkins – (Aston Villa) 22.43mph
6. Patson Daka – (Leicester City) 22.43pmh
According to OptaJoe, The 29-year-old is still the fastest player in the Premier League ahead of Mo Salah and Adama Traore.
Salah has registered a speed of 22.74mph so far this season and is the 2nd fastest player.
Adama Traore is widely regarded as the Premier League fastest man but that is not true during the first half of this season.
Traore left to join Barcelona in January and is the the second fastest player in the Premier League alongside Mohamed Salah.
Antonio Rudiger is not the only defender on the list today as Liverpool centre-back Ibrahima Konate is the 3rd fastest.
Konate has top speed of 22.5mph so far this season.
The Frenchman has shown his quality for Liverpool despite playing only eight matches since he arrived at last summer.
Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Leicester’s Patson Daka are the fourth and fifth fastest players with a joint score of 22.4mph.
Watkins has scored seven goals this season and is a key player for Steven Gerrard’s team.
Also, Patson Daka has scored four goals and provided three assists for Leicester City so far this season.