Who is the fastest player in the Premier League now Adama Traore has gone?

Traore's move from Wolves to Barcelona in January left a vacancy for the mantle of the top-flight's fastest player. Planet Sport counts down the contenders.

Speed demon Adama Traore was arguably the quickest player that the Premier League has ever seen. With an electric turn of pace as well as a ridiculous top speed, the winger gave defenders constant nightmares.

However, the Spaniard's return to Barcelona has left a void for the fastest player in the top flight. With the help of FIFA 22's Ultimate Team, Planet Sport counts down the Premier League's top ten players based on sprint speed and crowns the new fastest player.

10 - Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah running Liverpool Dec21

Liverpool's AFCON runner-up sneaks into the list at the expense of Brentford's Yoane Wissa, due to his overall pace stat of 90, compared to Wissa's 88.

Salah makes good use of his pace to get in behind Premier League defences and then to cut in on one of the most lethal left foots in world football. His 110 shots in the Premier League this term highlights how often he gets a sight of goal.

9 - Rico Henry

Although only rated 74 in the game, Rico Henry has been one of the best wing-backs in the Premier League this season, with his main attribute being his ability to get up and down the left flank.

The former Walsall defender possesses 91 pace and the same sprint speed and that speed is a key component in his Brentford team's 3-5-2 formation. Converted to a winger, Henry has completed an average of 0.9 dribbles per match this season.

Not a regular source of goals (with his 40 shooting reflecting that), the 24-year-old has scored twice this season - netting against Newcastle and Norwich in consecutive games in November.

8 - Raphinha

Raphinha Leeds Jan22

Leeds' star man lights up Elland Road with his South American flair and is also one of the quickest players in the league with a 91 sprint speed.

With a high workrate, he has become one of the most sought after players in world football.

He clocks speeds of over 21mph on the pitch, while his season average of 2.4 dribbles per game puts him in fifth on that list.

7 - Ryan Fredericks

The only player in the Premier League with a sprint speed of 92, West Ham's Ryan Fredericks is very quick.

Game-time this season has been hard to come by with both Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson above him in the pecking order at right-back and he has played only 22 minutes across two substitute appearances.

The full-back who won promotion to the Premier League with Fulham in 2018, has always been recognised for his speed by FIFA, with his first-ever card boasting a pace of 86.

6 - Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey Aston Villa Nov21

A summer recruit from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey comes in at six.

He has only managed 14 Premier League appearances due to injury, but made an immediate impact in England by collecting a goal and an assist across three cameo appearances at the start of the season.

His dribbles per game reads at 0.9, but given an injury-free run in the team, that number is sure to increase.

5 - Kyle Walker

A mainstay in the Premier League's fastest-players for a number of years.

Even at the age of 31, Walker has not lost an ounce of pace and is still one of the top full-backs in the Premier League, reflected by his three winners' medals.

In June 2020, Walker recorded a speed of 23.49mph, which is quite frankly mind-blowing and is reflected in his FIFA 22 card which shows 92 pace and 94 sprint speed.

Walker's recovery to get back into defensive positions has been one of his main attributes during his career and so far this season he has completed 43% of tackles he has attempted.

4 - Przemyslaw Placheta

Przemyslaw Placheta Norwich Feb22

Polish winger Placheta signed for Norwich at the start of last year, and although he has had very limited impact at Carrow Road, he sits pretty in fourth spot in this list with FIFA awarding him 93 pace and 94 sprint speed.

His nine appearances this season have totalled just 446 minutes and yielded just one win and he is yet to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League.

Placheta's rating on FIFA of 69 makes him the lowest-rated card on this list.

3 - Patson Daka

Patson Daka scores vs Legia Warsaw Sep21

A summer recruit from Red Bull Salzburg for £27million, the Leicester man has enjoyed a pretty fruitful start to his time in England.

He made his first big contribution for the Foxes in the Europa League when he netted all four of his team's goals in a 4-3 victory at Spartak Moscow. It made him the first Zambian to score a hat-trick in a major European competition.

In the Premier League, Daka has four goals and three assists from 14 games.

2 - Ismaila Sarr

The AFCON winner will have to settle for a runners-up spot on this occasion, with the Watford winger's 94 pace and sprint speed not quite enough to take the prize.

Repeatedly linked with a move to a ctop club, Sarr boasted five goals in the first 12 matches before injury struck.

With an average of 1.8 dribbles per game, he drove his team forward in the early stages of the season and Roy Hodgson will be hoping for more of the same as they battle to avoid returning to the Championship.

1 - Daniel James

Daniel James Leeds Jan22

And the winner is…Leeds United's Welsh winger. Signed from traditional rivals Man United at the start of the season, James was brought in to make Leeds a team to fear on the counter-attack.

James has appeared 28 times this season, scoring four and assisting four more.

Like team-mate Raphinha, James' work-rate is excellent and has made 21 tackles at 57% success rate.

As well as being blindingly quick, the former Swansea player is one of the shortest in the league, measuring just 5ft 6in (1.70m).

His 95 pace and sprint speed put him a point ahead of Sarr in each category and hands him the mantle of the Premier League's fastest player.

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