Chelsea’s new signing from Shakhtar Donetsk Mykhailo Mudryk is leading the list of fastest players in the Premier League this season in less than a month after arriving in the league.
Speed is a huge leverage for footballers. It offers the advantage of outpacing opponents and is crucial in counterattacks. Below is a list of the top fastest Premier League players this season.
Mykhailo Mudryk 36.63km/h.
Chelsea’s new signing from Shakhtar Donetsk Mykhailo Mudryk has hit the ground running after joining the London club for €70m, plus €30m add-ons.
He made his debut for the club in the game against Liverpool in the Premier League. Mykhailo Mudryk provided instant impact to the Blues’ attacking drive after coming on against the Reds. He ran at an incredible speed of 36.63 km/h in the game.
Anthony Gordon 36.61Km/h.
Anthony Gordon is the second-fastest player in the Premier League. After Everton appeared to maintain a no-sale decision on Gordon, the Merseyside-born English footballer finally joined the Magpies at St James Park, signing a four-year deal with the club.
Anthony Gordon is well-known in the Premier League for his incredible speed level and acceleration. He torments defenders and was a huge threat during counterattacks.
When it comes to sprint drills at Everton, he is said to have maintained a poll position, or at least fall into the top three.
He sprints fast and also matched his speed with a longer pace, making him very effective in high-speed games and counterattacks. His speed level is 36.61KM/H.
Darwin Nunez 36.51Km/h
Darwin Nunez joined Liverpool from Benfica in the summer and is among the top three fastest players in the Premier League this season. He has played 14 Premier League games for Liverpool, scoring 5 goals, and delivering 2 assists.
Nunez has featured in all of Liverpool’s 6 Champions League matches and has scored 3 goals. The right-footed Uruguayan can play as either an independent striker upfront or partner with other strikers on the left in an attacking trio.
He is known for his fast pace and ability to outrun his opponents and position effectively inside the box. As of October 2022, Darwin Nunez was leading other Premier League forwards who have played for 200 minutes in the number of shots, touches in the box, and non-penalty expected goals per 90 minutes. His speed level is 36.51Km/h.
Erling Haaland 36.22Km/h
A hit signing from Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City, Erling Haaland is fourth on the list of fastest players in the Premier League with a speed level of 36.22Km/h.
While losing the acceleration challenge to the likes of Darwin Nunez, Gordon, and Mudryk, Erling Haaland is a complete striker.
His sense of positioning and pace inside the opponent’s box is second to none. In his 19 appearances for Man City in the Premier League, Erling Haaland has scored 25 goals. He has scored 5 Champions League goals in 4 appearances and 1 EFL goal.
Dennis Zakaria 36.09Km/h
Chelsea’s new loan signing from Juventus, Dennis Zakaria is fifth on the list. He runs at a speed of 36.09Km/h.
Dennis Zakaria plays as a defensive midfielder. He can also function as a central midfielder. The Juventus loanee is known for his sprint skills and acceleration.
He can initiate counterattacks and quickly reposition effectively for defensive roles when the team comes under pressure.
He is yet to find the back of the net for Chelsea in his 4 appearances for the club in the Premier League. He has recorded a goal in his 1 Champions League appearance for the Blues.