Not every player has flourished in the English Premiers League this season long. While some are enjoying trophies and awards thanks to their incredible performances, there are others who flopped and no one recalls them anymore. All in all, let’s take a look at the Premier League’s worst XI of the season.
11. Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (West Ham United)
Once the golden boy of Premier League goalkeeping, Joe Hart has had a rough couple of seasons. Not only has Hart lost his spot in the England team, he lost it in the Hammers side for a while. His error-strewn performances forcing David Moyes to drop him in favor of Adrián.
10. Right-Back: Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United)
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Manquillo has struggled in the games in which he has started. His passing stats do not make for kind reading, his long ball accuracy is only 38% while he completes only 47% of all forward passes. Additionally, his 0.61 successful take-on per 90 places him below 29 other full-backs in the league.
9. Centre-Back: Kevin Wimmer (Stoke City)
Stoke City had produced amazing defenders like Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth. This time, it’s clear that their £18million invested in Kevin Wimmer were probably thrown away. Wimmer’s first season at the bet365 Stadium has been a disaster. With the club relegated, Wimmer’s future, like several of his teammates, is very much up in the air.
8. Centre-Back: Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal)
Shkodran Mustafi, alongside all Arsenal back line, had an awful season. After costing Gunners £35million last summer, Mustafi made schoolboy errors in different games, costing Arsenal points for multiple occasions. Some of his stats, like 4.85 aerial won per 90 or 2.59 tackles won per 90, confirm a misleading picture.
7. Left-back: Patrice Evra (West Ham United)
This is a year to forget for Patrice Evra. At first, the Frenchman started struggled in Ligue One’s Marseille before deciding to join West Ham United. But the move did not help either. All three of the games in which Evra has started resulted in 4-1 defeats for West Ham. Evra will turn 37 two days after West Ham’s final game of the season.
6. Midfield: Tiemoue Bakayoko
Tiemoue Bakayoko has got to be the worst signing of the season. Signed as a long-term replacement for Nemanja Matić, Bakayoko has been super-slow to adapt to English football. A player with a £40million price-tag could not average only eight less accurate passes per 90 at Chelsea.