Premier league will return on Tuesday after taking a break last weekend to pave way for FA Cup fourth round matches. Manchester United will host Burnley tomorrow as they look to pile more pressure on 4th placed side Chelsea who play away on Wednesday against Bournemouth. Arsenal must beat Cardiff at home to stay closer to their top four rivals. Tottenham will hope for a better result after FA Cup and League Cup elimination when they welcome Watford at Wembley on Wednesday night. A victory for Manchester City against Newcastle United tomorrow will pile pressure on Liverpool who hosts Leicester City on Wednesday. Today, our focus shifts to worst strikers in Premier League history as Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata exits the League quietly to join Atletico Madrid after failing terribly at Stamford Bridge.
7. Yaya Sanogo: 31 app- 2 goals
OFFICIAL: Arsenal have confirmed Yaya Sanogo has been released and he will leave the club at the end of the month. pic.twitter.com/iLtNgihh7L
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) June 9, 2017
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had an eye for great players at a tender age. However, on this one, all Gunners fans will agree he got it all wrong. He signed the young French forward from Ligue 1 side Auxerre. He had scored 10 goals in 13 appearances for them.
However, he was never a bargain. In two seasons, the forward found the net only once. He joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan to rediscover his form but only netted one goal for them to bring his tally to 2 goals. He joined Dutch side Ajax and Championship side Charlton but finally, the club allowed him to join French side Toulouse for free.
6. Sean Dundee: 5 app- 0 goals
On this day in 1998, Liverpool signed Sean Dundee from Karlsruher. A prolific striker in Germany, he struggled at Anfield where he failed to score in his five appearances for the club and was sold at the end of his debut season. #LFC pic.twitter.com/w02oYTyTp9
— LFChistory.net (@LFChistory) June 5, 2018
In 1998, Liverpool boss decided to bring in Liverpool Sean Dundee to help out up front after Robbie Fowler injury. The South African-born German striker from Karlsruhe would go on to cost £2m. He played for the Reds at Anfield five times but he was only firing blanks. They pushed him out almost immediately.
5. El Hadji Diouf: 79 app- 6 goals
El Hadji Diouf is the only No. 9 in Liverpool history to go a whole season without scoring a goal… 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/8BRzV3hIX3
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 21, 2016
Liverpool legendary manager Gérard Houllier made a great decision in his career like giving Steven Gerrard a chance and later making him Captain but he also made expensive mistakes. One of them was signing Senegalese striker El Hadji Diouf for £10m.
We all remember his impressive show in the 2002 World Cup where they reached the quarters and so Houllier can be forgiven for thinking he had the real deal. The striker actually scored two goals in his first match, but that was his best match. He struggled and then discipline became a bigger problem ending his Reds stint with only 6 goals in 79 appearances. He went on to play for Bolton, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers but he never really established himself in England.
4. Andreas Cornelius: 8 app -0 goals
🇩🇰 Andreas Cornelius
His Cardiff career consisted of eight appearances, zero starts, zero goals, and one cut-price move back to Denmark after six months. Red faces all round, not least in the boardroom. pic.twitter.com/QQek85cs1C
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) February 15, 2018
Premier League club Cardiff City signed striker Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen for a whopping £11million but he ended up being an expensive mistake. He scored 0 goals in eight substitute appearances and the Welsh side was forced to ship him out.