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Having struggled to adapt to life in England, he was loaned out to Messina six months later before returning permanently to his homeland with Ancona in 2004. Named after Martin Luther King, Dahlin was always going to struggle to live up to expectations. He’s still got a long way to go before matching his predecessors at Old Trafford, but Fred’s future looks a lot brighter than it was 12 months ago. And not the good ones, either.

Of course Kouyate can pass, he just happens to attempt the least of any Premier League central midfielder.

Retired after a spell with Guingamp in France. Andreas Cornelius certainly ranks among the worst frontmen ever to grace the Premier League. Find profiles and information about current and all-time Premier League players, on the official website of the Premier League. His performances, truthfully, did not justify a long-term association with the former Real Madrid midfielder, but they must be glad he remained in west London.

And the stats seem to back up that opinion, with only 0.1 successful crosses made per match – the lowest of any left-back or left wing-back in the Premier League. He signed an 18-month deal with the North East club in 2006 but never looked comfortable in front of goal and soon returned home, where he remains with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. The dead-ball specialist has established himself as one of the top-flight’s leading creators, and has also drawn speculation of a move to one of England’s ‘Big Six’, with Manchester United mooted as a possible destination. Match of the Day pundits highlighted him earlier in the season for his defending in Swansea’s 2-1 loss to Watford in September. Best Premier League midfielders of 2019/20 so far. Update your browser to view this website correctly.Update my browser now, The ‘worst’ Premier League XI of the season so far.

The Belgian creator has simply been on another level, demonstrating an intrinsic relationship between brain and ball, while conjuring up consistent pinpoint deliveries us mere mortals couldn’t pick out even with the capacity to pause time. Again, this is a perfect illustration of why you should never write someone off too early.

Johnny Nic explains why we should show Jamie Vardy more love, even though he's fuelled by the haters. We’ve ranked ten of the best this season but there are some notable exclusions – such as Bruno Fernandes – as we are only including those who have played in this season from the start.

attracted Forest in 1995 and he became the first Italian to play in the Premier League. Of course, that gives Carroll a 0% conversion rate alongside another four strikers who have played in five matches and not scored. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Ranking of the top 10 best midfielders in the premier league 2020 so far. After a season in the Championship with West Brom, Dawson returned to the Premier League as a Watford player at the start of 2019/20. And, well, he now captains his boyhood club in the Premier League – a competition in which only Kevin De Bruyne (72) has created more chances from open play than Grealish (57) this season – and is on the verge of an England call-up. It might surprise you to know that Lee is the top striker in the short history of the K-League in South Korea - Middlesbrough fans especially still refuse to believe it. Nunez is currently on the books of Guatemalan side USAC. Now plays for Bologna. It won’t be surprising to anyone to see a couple of Crystal Palace players in this XI. To create a ‘perfect’ team you must have three balanced centre-halves, a passing midfielder partnered with a tackler, two crossing and dribbling wing-backs, two creative attacking midfielders and a striker capable of finishing any chance. Not only that but when he gets into good positions, his final ball seems to be lacking. VAT registration number: MT 2151 8128 | [email protected]. Another player who was signed on the back of a major tournament, Guivarc'h joined Newcastle having been (a non-scoring) part of France’s World Cup winning squad in 1998.

Never one to venture too far forward under Claudio Ranieri, Premier League winner Danny Simpson has now gone further into his shell and only attempts 0.8 dribbles per match, with his 0.4 successful dribbles per match the worst in the Premier League for a right-back or right-wing back.

Key stat: Oliver Norwood has made the most passes into the final third (313) of any midfielder in the Premier League this season. Consistency has been the name of his game and Kovacic is even starting to score goals, which is no doubt the result of those training sessions with his boss (who just so happens to be the club’s all-time leading marksman). Unfortunately those were the only goals he managed during his year with the Dons. He struggled to find his form at Ewood Park and back injury in his second season didn’t help.

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I’m happy he (initially) stayed in the Championship to defend his club. Grabbi’s list of clubs reads like a Who’s Who of Italian football.

It contained Granit Xhaka. Across those five matches he missed, due to a troublesome knee injury, Brendan Rodgers’ men picked up just two points from 15 available while shipping seven goals. Tall order: Lilian Laslandes at Sunderland, Hair today, gone tomorrow: Daniel Cordone. So now we’ve gone for the opposite as we set out to pick the ‘worst’ Premier League XI. At one point it seemed Chelsea were not going to exercise the clause in Mateo Kovacic’s loan deal to turn his temporary stay at Stamford Bridge into a permanent one. Unfortunately for West Ham, signing Arnautovic is beginning to look like a disastrous piece of business.

The Brazilian averaged a goal a game for Heerenveen but struggled to adapt to life in England when he arrived in the January transfer window in 2008. The league and its broadcast partners have been heavily criticised over the pricing of the games... Phillips is Leeds' first England international in 16 years.

There are players that have created fewer chances than Ayew in the Premier League but no other attacking midfielder has created less than Ayew’s 0.3 chances per match. All managers must know by now that signing players after an international tournament is a big no-no. Everton 3-3 Liverpool probably could have reaped 116 Conclusions on Thiago, James, Mane, Pickford... We have all the completed transfers involving Premier League clubs right here.

Surely a striker who was once on the books of Juventus must be half decent, right? Misfiring: Bosko Balaban (left) and Rolando Bianchi made minimal impact in England.

Key stat: Jack Grealish has won the more fouls than any other player across Europe’s top five leagues this season (127). Copyright © 2020 Catena Operations Limited. His main claim to fame is that he is in the top 10 of goalscorers for Torino. The stats are all the more surprising as Cabaye is seen as a player who will ‘get stuck in’. He returned home and dropped down the divisions before retiring in 2007. Of 169 passes Cameron has attempted this season, 52 have been unsuccessful, giving him an average passing accuracy of 68.3%. Published: 18:30, 29 April 2020 . Registration number: C 62481| Place of Registration: Malta

He played for a staggering 12 clubs in seven years after leaving the Reebok and even had a trial at Scottish side St Mirren. So much so, he’s now among the first names on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team sheet. Also played 70 times for his country and finished his career at Rapid Bucharest. However, he averages 5.9 aeriel duels per 90 minutes, losing out in three of those. Jamie Carragher certainly didn’t mince his words when he described Arnautovic’s performance in West Ham’s 3-0 loss at home to Brighton, saying: “Walking about in the game, it was beyond belief watching him certainly in the first half and I was trying to hold my tongue actually because I felt like someone might say I was bullying him.” The Austrian was booed off by his own fans when he was substituted and Carragher described his “the type of performance that gets a manager sacked”.

You won’t find a player like that amongst this lot.

The Croat arrived on these shores as his country’s leading scorer in 2001 but proved nothing short of a disaster, making just two starts and just eight substitute appearances in the league while failing to find the net. We've looked at every Premier League team's most prolific manager in terms of PPG. The only good thing we can say about Lund is that he scored against Arsenal and Chelsea.

You may be wondering where the likes of Andriy Shevchencko, Sergei Rebrov and Francis Jeffers appear in this list...but this is the home for the really bad 'hitmen'.

In mid-September, Bilic pinpointed Carroll as the answer to West Ham’s early-season woes but with no goals and no assists he’s been far from their saviour. You may have been struck by Wilfred Ndidi’s importance to Leicester City during his recent spell on the sidelines. That last attributed is illustrated by his six Premier League goals for the Canaries to date, which places Cantwell second in the club’s leading scorer chart behind the aforementioned Pukki. Not-So-Super Mario: Bolton failure Jardel, Fall from grace: West Ham's Florin Raducioiu. Every ship needs an Engine Room, which powers the vessel, and without which it would not function.

He failed to improve the following season as Middlesbrough were relegated and he was soon shipped off to Al-Sadd in Qatar for £7m.

The Foxes have only scored two goals in the whole campaign to date and although Schlupp could have done more, he is far from their only problem.

The daft apeth.

Someone currently fitting that billing is Sheffield United’s much-underrated midfielder Oliver Norwood, whose quiet performances are a big factor as to why the Blades find themselves inches away from a Champions League berth. Key stat: Fred is the only Man Utd player to make 30+ tackles and goalscoring chances in the Premier League this season. Being signed as the replacement for Sunderland legend Niall Quinn was always going to be a burden and Laslandes certainly failed to live up to his billing. It can be difficult for goalkeepers in struggling teams but the 30-year-old has faced fewer shots than seven other goalkeepers, including Heurelho Gomes, Kasper Schmeichel and Lukasz Fabianski. He was technically a Black Cat for two years but spent much of that time on loan at Cologne and Bastia before finally being moved on permanently to Nice, where he finished his career after a spell at Bordeaux.

All rights reserved. Hart has conceded 17 goals in his nine league matches since joining West Ham on loan from leaders Manchester City.


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