The five fastest players in Premier League history

Anthony Martial 35.40 km/h

Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial has roasted many a full back since moving to Old Trafford from Monaco in 2016. The 22-year-old may be on the naughty step with current United boss Jose Mourinho, but the former European Golden Boy has bags of potential and apart from his blistering pace and close control, it is his composure in front of goal that sets him apart from many of his peers.

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Patrick Van Aanholt 35.42 km/h

Crystal Palace star Van Aanholt is very much a stereotypical modern full-back, whose main strength is going forward as opposed to a left-backs more traditional job of defending.

The 28-year-old Holland international’s pace and combination play with Eagles talisman Wilfried Zaha make the former Chelsea youth player one of the Premier League’s top attacking left fulls. His record of seven goals in 43 appearances for Palace since moving to South London in January 2016 from Sunderland is a testament to his ability going forward.

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Kyle Walker 35.42 km/h

Walker’s decision to leave Spurs and join Pep Guardiola’s Man City revolution in the summer of 2017 was fully vindicated when he picked up a Premier League winners medal at the end of his last season.

The England international’s blistering pace means he can often get away with moments of tactical naivety and also get back and help his team out of sticky situations at the back. Walker can often resemble a tour de force down the right flank for City and there are few better right-backs in World Football at the moment.

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Jamie Vardy 35.44 km/h

Leicester City talisman Jamie Vardy has enjoyed a meteoric rise from non League striker to Premier League winner and England international in the last eight years. Now 31 the Foxes attacker still remains at his whippet-like best, giving defenders up and down the land nightmares with his electric pace and general b*stardness.

Vardy has developed his game over the years and although his speed is undoubtedly his best asset his finishing and all-round footballing ability have improved immeasurably over the years.

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Leroy Sane 35.48 km/h

Last seasons PFA Young Player of the Year is the fastest player ever recorded in the English Premier League. The 22-year-old was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings as Man City boss when he moved to the Etihad in a £37 million deal from Bundesliga side Schalke back in the summer of 2016.

He was one of the stars of City’s record-breaking title triumph last season contributing 10 goals and 15 assists from his position on the left wing. Although he seems to be a little out of sorts at the moment after being dropped from Germany’s World Cup squad and out of favour with Guardiola, the speedy attacker remains one of the most talented young players in World Football.

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