Over time, the Premier League has proven to be an extremely fast paced challenge for the players and teams that partake. It seems to be the key influence in managers' tactical decisions for their teams, and in transfer season, teams will undeniably be looking to sign on young and speedy players.
The downside to this is that when players start to get a bit older they generally - but not always - lose the speed they had in their youth, and in a tournament that requires so much speed and stamina, these players are having to change leagues. Two examples of this are David Beckham and Steven Gerrard who, despite being two extremely talented players, had to move due to the ever growing fast pace.
None the less, the fast pace from so many players in the Premier League makes for very exciting games. Plenty of "top 10 fastest players lists" have been released recently, and although all sources say slightly different things, but the most consistent within the top 10 (in no particular order) are: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Diego Costa (Chelsea).
The Premier League begins in just 16 days, and we for one cannot to see how the tournament unfolds. Will reigning champions, Chelsea, and favourites to win again this year maintain their current victory? Let us know on our twitter @fitforfootball