This Premier League season is getting stranger by the game. Player’s who dominated last season now look a shadow of their former selves. FUBAR have had enough and it is time to call them out. Check out our list of players who are SO overrated.
AFC Bournemouth – Jack Wilshere
Whilst injuries have undoubtedly stunted his career, Wilshere has hardly set the world alight in his time down on the South Coast, and was only good enough for the bench in last weekend’s match against Burnley. A player in decline.
Arsenal – Francis Coquelin
Probably the most overrated player on this list, Francis Coquelin often runs sideways in front of his defence occasionally making a tackle and squaring up to every striker. Arsenal fans laud him as a defensive mastermind when in fact he has one of the easiest jobs on the pitch, and is surrounded by quality players like Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny. He was sent back early from a loan spell with former Championship side Charlton. Says it all.
Burnley – Ben Mee
Pundits love Mee’s centre back partner Michael Keane but poor Ben is much more error prone. However, Sean Dyche is one of the most loyal and honest men alive, and he wouldn’t dare break up this long standing partnership, although perhaps he should.
Chelsea – Pedro
Hard to criticise players from a team in such a rich vein of form, but as an attacking force Chelsea are too reliant on Costa and Hazard and Pedro is often left standing there like an awkward third wheel.
Crystal Palace – Yohan Cabaye
Crystal Palace are statistically the worst team in England in 2016 so there were plenty of candidates for this award, but the bleach-blonde haired Frenchman takes it for us at FUBAR. He doesn’t score free kicks anymore and is another in-between player – not good enough to be an out-and-out attacking, or a defensive midfielder.
Everton – Gerard Deulofeu
Has a fantastic Youtube highlights reel, and he used to play for Barcelona so he must be good, right? Nope. His originally fruitful relationship with Lukaku has fizzled out and Gerard is currently used mostly as an ‘impact’ sub.
Hull City – Ryan Mason
Hull’s record signing for £12.5 million from Spurs hasn’t scored or assisted anything this season and has been substituted off most games. This textbook panic buy from Hull on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window has massively flopped but at that stage they would have taken anyone!
Leicester City – Wes Morgan
Almost every player from last year’s title-winning side has failed to reach the heights of last season, but club captain Morgan has been drastically exposed this season without a player like N’Golo Kante in front of him.
Liverpool – Jordan Henderson
Can’t pass, can’t shoot and can’t tackle. What does he do? He is supposedly a leader of men who has filled Stevie G’s slippery boots brilliantly, but FUBAR remains unconvinced of any discernible quality that ‘Hendo’ possesses. Don’t ask the Good Team On Paper boys about Henderson.
Manchester City – Claudio Bravo
Conceded 5 goals in the last 6 shots on target he’s faced. Need we say more? Bring back Joe Hart.
Manchester United – Jesse Lingard
If Jesse Lingard played for a Championship side no-one would even look twice in his direction – he’s that average. This ‘dabbing’ moron spends more time creating goal celebrations for his bestie Paul Pogba than actually playing.
Middlesbrough – Calum Chambers
Another Arsenal loanee on this list, he has started the past few matches for Middlesbrough but still seems to be unsure of himself. Is he a centre back? A right back? Nah, probably just another overrated young English player.
Southampton – Fraser Forster
England fans were clamouring for him to start at the Euros this summer but can anyone actually remember any top class save Forster has ever made? He’s just a massive, lumbering toddler who is glued to his line, never claiming any crosses or corners.
Stoke City – Gianelli Imbula
Who? Exactly. Another club record signing, and another complete disappointment.
Sunderland – Jack Rodwell
Rodwell’s highly promising career began at Everton before a big money move to Manchester City. However, injuries plagued his time there and he moved to Sunderland a few years ago where he has not lived up to his potential at all, and this season has been no exception.
Swansea City – Wayne Routledge
How this guy is still a Premier League player we have no idea.
Tottenham Hotspur – Dele Alli
Tipped as a future England legend, Alli hasn’t had the best of starts to the season, culminating in an embarrassing dive in the match versus Swansea last weekend. Maybe the massive expectations on his shoulders have got to him, but there’s obviously still plenty of time for him to improve as a player.
Watford – Odion Ighalo
Every Fantasy Football player’s wet dream last season, Ighalo has now failed to score since September and only twice all season. Having already turned down a massively lucrative contract to play in China a few months ago, he may be starting to reconsider his future.
West Bromwich Albion – James McClean
More often in the news for his stance on remembrance poppies than his actual footballing displays, McClean is a bit of a hothead on the pitch and has got away with some dreadful tackles this season already.
West Ham United – Dimitri Payet
Euro 2016 hangover for the Frenchman? Despite scoring a free-kick against Liverpool, Payet has disappointed this season and is suffering from a big case of second season syndrome, in other words, he’s been found out.