Mykhaylo Mudryk was hailed as one of the world's fastest footballers when he arrived at Chelsea in January.

But the Ukrainian has been unable to usurp Kyle Walker as the Premier League's top speedster, with the Manchester City right-back once again taking that honour. The top 10 fastest players - in a list which has been compiled by Squawka - were separated by just 1.24 kilometres per hour.

It is the second successive year that a defender has finished top of the speed standings, with Antonio Rudiger having been named the top-flight's fastest star last season. Here, Mirror Football looks at who has made it into the top 10 this time around.

10. Reiss Nelson (Arsenal) - 36.07km/h

Arsenal star Reiss Nelson hit a top speed of 36.07km/h this season, having only featured as a substitute. He made some key contributions though, memorably scoring the winner in a thrilling clash with Bournemouth.

That was one of five direct contributions to goals from the Englishman this term as the Gunners mounted a title challenge. Arsenal are now thought to be attempting to tie him down to a new contract having taken the crown of the fastest player in Mikel Arteta's squad.

9. Denis Zakaria (Chelsea) - 36.09km/h

Midfielder Denis Zakaria endured a torrid time at Stamford Bridge, who arrived on loan from Juventus last summer. Zakaria made just seven appearances and was frozen out by caretaker boss Frank Lampard.

Despite his limited game-time, the Swiss star was still able to record the ninth-fastest top speed in the top-flight. That came in at 36.09km/h, making him the second fastest player to have featured for the Blues this term.

8. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) - 36.22km/h

Erling Haaland has enjoyed arguably the best debut season in Premier League history, setting a record for the most goals scored in a single campaign. The Norwegian has established himself as one of the best strikers in world football.

He combines power and goalscoring nous with incredible pace, hitting a top speed of 36.22km/h this season. His impressive range of abilities helped him to score 36 goals in 35 Premier League appearances.

7. Matheus Nunes (Wolves) - 36.32km/h

Heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, Matheus Nunes instead joined Midlands club Wolves last summer. The midfielder has proved to be a solid Premier League player, with his speed at the heart of his impressive displays.

He recorded a top speed of 36.32km/h this term, making him the top-flight's fastest central midfielder. Nunes' performances in the middle of the park eventually helped Wolves to pull safely away from relegation trouble having been bottom at Christmas.

6. Arnaut Danjuma (Tottenham) - 36.34km/h

Arnaut Danjuma appeared to be a good signing for Tottenham in January, but much like many others at the club this term, the winger failed to impress. He made just one top-flight start, in their penultimate game of the campaign.

They lost that 3-1 to Brentford, with Danjuma making just eight other appearances in total. He still managed to record the sixth fastest top speed in the Premier League, coming in at 36.34km/h.

5. Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) - 36.53km/h

Much was expected of Darwin Nunez when Liverpool made him their club record signing last summer. But the attacker has failed to live up to those heights, having endured a mixed debut campaign at Anfield.

There are hopes that he can finally begin to live up to his potential next season after settling into life in the English top-flight. Those hopes are in part fueled by several bright spells, including the fact he recorded the fifth-highest top speed in the Premier League this term.

4. Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) - 36.61km/h

Newcastle splashed out to buy Anthony Gordon from Everton in the January window and in the process got their hands on one of the Premier League's fastest players. Gordon struggled for goals, scoring just once in 16 games.

But he did regularly feature in the second half of the campaign to help Newcastle to secure a Champions League qualification spot. And in doing so, he also secured fourth place in the list of the top-flight's fastest players with a speed of 36.61km/h.

3. Mykhaylo Mudryk (Chelsea) - 36.63km/h

The leading Chelsea player for speed this season has been Mykhaylo Mudryk, who joined from Shakhtar Dontesk in January. The Blues beat Arsenal to signing the winger for £89million, though he has struggled to live up to that price tag.

He has shown several bright spells in his first six months at Stamford Bridge though, with his speed clear to see. The Ukranian has been ranked as the third fastest player in the Premier League, registering a speed of 36.63km/h.

2. Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) - 36.70km/h

Brennan Johnson starred as Nottingham Forest famously secured their stay in the Premier League. Johnson proved to be the difference-maker time and time again for Forest this campaign.

He was the only player to appear in all 38 of their league games, scoring eight goals. The striker proved to be a major problem for defences all season long and registered a top speed of 36.70km/h.

1. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) - 37.31km/h

Frequently lauded as the Premier League's best fullback, Kyle Walker again played a key role in Manchester City's title win. He fought his way back into contention after a spell on the bench to also star in their run to the Champions League final.

And even though the Englishman is now 33-years-old, he still managed to register the fastest top speed in the Premier League. That came in at 37.31km/h, with Walker proving he still has what it takes to flourish at the top level.

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