There are quite a few players who are expected to play well and contribute heavily and are rated high and well in the media and the football world. But many times players don’t live up to the expectations and sometimes their abilities aren’t up to the mark. Here is a team of players who are overpriced for their talents or overrated for their abilities in the Premier League.
The Manchester City keeper is still considered among the best in the league but his performances have been far from consistent. Being England’s number one, he needs to stay number one for his club as well instead of losing out to Pantilimon last season or Caballero possibly this season.
Rightback: Glen Johnson
One wonders how Glen Johnson still fits in Brendan Rodgers’ scheme of things. He got lucky both at club and international level with injury to Jose Enrique forcing Flanagan to play Left Back and him retaining his Right Back role and Kyle Walker’s injury absence in the World Cup. He barely has any end product to his attacks while he doesn’t defend as consistently as his counterparts.
Centerback: Matija Nastasic
The Manchester City centre back has talents but they aren’t overwhelming. He is a good young player but heavily overrated because he plays for an ambitious clubs. Often makes errors and struggles to break in to the eleven, Nastasic seems to be on his way out of Etihad.
Centerback: Martin Skrtel
The Liverpool Centre Back made the starting eleven consistently. But one thing that is obvious is that he was extremely lucky many times in the league where his recklessness was not spotted by the referee. Often a sloppy defender in the box with shirt pulling being the only way he knows to mark a player as well as a bunch of own goals to his name, Skrtel made the team because of his offensive presence during attacking set pieces. With Lovren in the team and Sakho back to fitness, Skrtel will be benched unless Liverpool want to concede another 50 goals this season.
Leftback: Luke Shaw
It is unfair to put the “Overrated” tag on a youngster who had no part in extracting the amount of transfer fee Man Utd paid to get him. Teams were looking to grab him for under £4m in 2013, when one season changed his and the Saints fortunes as he was sold for a steep fee in the region of £30m. He is young and has a lot to learn and rating him so highly by United can be dicey as he is still raw. He fetched the price of a world class left back in his prime and the English youngster is barely close to being that level as of now.
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