5) Dara O’Shea (Burnley) – 36.73 km/h v Crystal Palace

The Republic of Ireland international was signed from West Brom for £7m last summer.

O’Shea has been a regular starter since his arrival at Turf Moor, being named in the lineup for 18 of their 23 league games so far.


Despite playing as a centre-back, he has got himself three assists, which demonstrates he is prepared to get forward.

However, even though O’Shea is one of the quickest defenders in the Premier League, he hasn’t been able to stop the Clarets from shipping goals.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.