Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Hector Bellerin! The Spaniard has been racing away, literally when it comes to taking on attackers and attacking down the wings for Arsenal. The wingback has often shown how quick he really is and should be called the Flash by most Arsenal fans. The 20-year-old even broke Theo Walcott’s record of the fastest time notched up to cover 40 metres.
While that might be a bit hard to believe, what is even harder to swallow is the fact that over 40 metres, Bellerin’s time would actually be faster than Usain Bolt’s! Speed is an incredible asset in today’s game of football and Bellerin has oodles of it but is he the fastest player in the Premier League? He might be leading the race in the Arsenal team but can anyone else actually beat his speed. We find out that using data from the EA Sports Player Performance Index.
The fastest player in the Premier League, Vardy might be scoring goals regularly in the Premier League but his pace is also second to none. The English striker clocked up an amazing 35.44 km/h for the Foxes this season.
Another Leicester City player Schlupp also like his teammate has a ton of pace to burn down the wing or in defence and had clocked up 35.26 km/h for Leicester in the Premier League this season.
Sunderland might be having a wretched season this time around but Sam Allardyce could use some of the pace as he tries to get the Black cats back on track. Jones is third on the list of fastest players with a recorded top speed of 35.07 km/h
Yet another Leicester City player, maybe Claudio Ranieri has gotten them to play this way thanks to an amazing speed coach. Albrighton has been one of the best players for the Foxes in the early stages of the season and had clocked 35 km/h for them this season.
On loan at West Ham United from Chelsea, Moses might not have done much this season for the Hammers but he did clock 35 km/h for the team from London.
In fact Bellerin doesn’t even make it into the top 10 of this list with it being rounded up by Ritchie de Laet, Mame Diouf, Carl Jenkinson, Charlie Daniels and Wes Morgan. None of the teams from last season’s top seven even made it into the 10.
Bellerin might be the fastest at Arsenal but he isn’t the fastest in the league. Book in advance to witness these speedsters battle it out.