When it comes to speed and agility, players from Arsenal seem to draw in all the attention, but a recent statistical analysis from Mail Online has claimed that Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka is the Premier League’s fastest player.
Clocked at a top speed of 35.99 km/h, the 32-year-old England international beats Leicester City defender Ritchie de Laet who came in second with a speed of 35.94, while Joe Ledley from Crystal Palace came third at 35.91.
Ironically, no member of the Gunners squad made the top 10 (shown below) as we all but wonder, where are these numbers coming from?
This statement from Mail Online could give a glimpse of exactly what could be going on.
EA Sports, who work officially with the Premier League, meticulously record every minute of every single Premier League game.
They track every player for every second they are on the pitch, and their research shows that no-one has run faster than Jagielka this season.
The Everton defender hit a top speed of 35.99kmh against Leicester on the opening day of the season in August.”
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) October 27, 2014