Cesar Azpilicueta outpaces Theo Walcott during England vs Spain

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Who is the fastest player in the Premier League?

It’s a question that a lot of people like to ask but not too many people know the definite answer.

Hector Bellerin, Theo Walcott and Jamie Vardy are just three names that are always mentioned when speaking about the speedsters in the top-flight.

But one name that doesn’t usually crop up is Cesar Azpilicueta.

However, that could now change after the Chelsea defender was seen out-pacing Arsenal’s Walcott during England’s friendly with Spain at Wembley.

Azpilicueta surged past Walcott down the left-wing during Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw over a 30-yard distance, before the winger gave up and fouled the Spaniard.

Walcott was obviously fearful of Azpilicueta getting into a dangerous position and he clearly felt he couldn’t keep up with him in a running race and brought him down, earning a yellow card in the process. Fast forward to 4:00 in the below video to see for yourselves:

We weren’t the only people to notice the face that Walcott had just been burned, though. Plenty of fans on Twitter picked up on the fact that one of the fastest players in the Premier League had just been completely outpaced. 

Take a look at some of the reaction below:

We’ve tried finding an explanation for Walcott’s lack of pace and the fact that he was introduced just four minutes earlier may go some way to explaining it.

Azpilicueta probably enjoyed his evening being able to fly down the wing for Spain as, for Chelsea, he's currently being employed as a centre-back. Antonio Conte's new 3-4-3 formation has seen the 27-year-old convert effortlessly to a right-sided central defender at Stamford Bridge, restricted his ability to surge forward.

But maybe FIFA 17 need to reconsider their pace ratings for the two players involved. Walcott currently has a pace attributes of 93, while Azpilicueta has a score of just 79.

Don’t be surprised to see him getting a serious upgrade after this latest clip.

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