Date: 18th June 2017 at 9:15pm
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With the curtain now drawn on the campaign of 2016/17, it’s time to find out which player was tagged as the quickest across the season.

Thesedays in football a number of statistics are garnered across the season, and the fittest and fastest has been tracked from Match Week One right through to the final game of the campaign and on a top speed front, Southampton’s Shane Long takes the fastest prize this year with a top speed of 35.31KPH which he set in the opening day draw with Watford.

Ten players in total broke the 35KPH mark with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford coming in second place, with West Bromwich Albion’s Matt Phillips in third.

Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling took the prize for distance covered in a single match as he polled 14 kilometres in Match Week 20’s three all draw with Arsenal. Liverpool’s Adam Lallana also ranked 13.3KM on four different occasions across the campaign.

For all of the stand out statistics see the below table.

Source: Premier League.com.

Fastest Players in 2016/17
Player
Club
Top Speed (km/h)
Shane Long
Southampton
35.31
Marcus Rashford
Manchester Utd
35.21
Matt Phillips
West Brom
35.20
Brad Smith
Bournemouth
35.19
Lynden Gooch
Sunderland
35.19
Kyle Walker
Tottenham
35.18
Jamie Vardy
Leicester
35.10
Erik Pieters
Stoke
35.10
James McClean
West Brom
35.04
Eden Hazard
Chelsea
35.03
Fastest, Furthest & Strongest 2016/17
2016/17
Player
Match
Club
Metric
Fastest Player
Shane Long
MW1
Southampton
35.3km/h
Most Sprints
Duncan Watmore
MW12
Sunderland
105
Furthest Distance Sprinting
Kyle Walker
MW15
Tottenham
731m
Most Distance Covered
Dan Gosling
MW20
Bournemouth
14km
Most Distance Team
MW20
Bournemouth
123.8km
Fastest Goal
Pedro
MW9
Chelsea
30 sec
Romelu Lukaku
MW24
Everton
30 sec
Tom Davies
MW31
Everton
30 sec
Latest Goal
Alexis Sanchez
MW22
Arsenal
97m 14s
Most Tackles
N’Golo Kante
MW23
Chelsea
14
Most Passes
Granit Xhaka
MW18
Arsenal
143
Most Saves
Vito Mannone
MW20
Sunderland
13
Furthest Goal
Ross Barkley
MW1
Everton
40 yards



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