Chelsea star ‘wins’ fastest Premier League Player race, Mohamed Salah ranked second

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has remarkably clocked the fastest speed of any Premier League player this season.

The 29-year-old German has been imperious for the European champions since Thomas Tuchel took over at the beginning of 2021.

And he even seems to have gotten quicker over the past year – proven by the 36.7km/h he recorded during Chelsea’s game against Brighton.

According to OptaJoe, Rudiger’s lightning fast sprint means he has pipped Mohamed Salah to the quickest time recorded in the Prem so far this term.

The Liverpool forward is second on the list with a speed of 36.6km/h.

Wolves winger Adama Traore also clocked the same speed as Salah during the first half of the campaign before he returned to Barcelona on loan.

Liverpool’s newest centre-back Ibrahima Konate is next on the list at 36.2km/h.

And he is closely followed by Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins and Leicester forward Patson Daka – both of whom have clocked 36.1km/h.

Meanwhile, Chelsea could be set to lose the speedy Rudiger to Juventus at the end of the season.

The centre-back’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer.


Antonio Rudiger – 22.80mph

Mohamed Salah – 22.74mph

Adama Traore – 22.74mph

Ibrahima Konate – 22.49mph

Ollie Watkins – 22.43mph

Patson Daka – 22.43pmh