REVEALED: Adama Traore is UPGRADED as the Premier League’s fastest player this season, despite clocking in faster than Southampton’s Wilfried Zaha and Nathan Tella…
- Southampton’s summer signing Adam Armstrong tops the list so far
- Adama Traore came in as second fastest Premier League player with 22.12mph
- Kyle Walker, last season’s No. 1, is shockingly not on the standings
- Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford was a surprise entry into sixth place at 21.53mph
Adama Traore is known as the speed king of the Premier League, but the Wolves winger hasn’t topped the charts so far this season.
The Spaniard’s powerful sprints down the wing were a deadly weapon for Wolves, but even his top speed is no match for one top-tier summer signing.
Traore’s best of 22.12mph was topped off by Adam Armstrong of Southampton, who set a record 22.15mph.
Adama Traore (right) is known as the speed king of the Premier League, but only finished second
Southampton’s Adam Armstrong leads Adama Traore to the title of fastest of the competition
THE SPEED KINGS OF THIS SEASON
Adam Armstrong – 22.15mph
Adama Traore – 22.12mph
Wilfried Zaha – 21.88mph
Nathan Tella – 21.75mph
Ismaila Sarr – 21.67mph
Patrick Bamford – 21.53mph
Antonio Rudiger – 21.38mph
Tyrick Mitchell – 21.35mph
Raphinha – 21.26mph
Southampton’s summer signing has only played two games since coming over from Blackburn for £16million and scoring his first Saints goal in his debut against Everton, but he has wasted no time getting up to speed.
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is third this season with a top speed of 21.88mph so far, while Nathan Tella and Ismaila Sarr round out the top five at 21.75mph and 21.67mph respectively.
A notable omission in the top 10 was Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, the fastest player in the Premier League last season.
Walker clocked 23.49 mph to take Traore into first place, with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in tie for third, but shockingly isn’t among the fastest in the league so far.
However, the England international has only played 90 minutes for the defending champions this season and could get his name on the standings as the season progresses.
Patrick Bamford of Leeds United has surprisingly finished sixth so far this season.
The striker isn’t known for his blazing pace, but he clearly has it at his disposal as he recorded a top speed of 34.53 mph.
His teammate Raphinha sneaked into the top nine with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger’s 21.38 mph and Tyrick Mitchell’s 21.35 mph slightly faster than his 21.26 mph.
Manchester City’s Kyle Walker was left out of the list but only played 90 minutes