The Premier League might be one of the toughest leagues in the world; well it probably is the toughest league in the world when it comes to the physicality and the number of games a player has to play, especially with no real winter break to look forward too.
Anyone who ends up as the champion of the league deserves the title, after 38 gruelling games, the best always get the championship medal and that beautiful trophy right? Well not really. The rules for winning the league for a team might be to come first but to win a medal; you have to make a few appearances.
Substitute appearances also count and that means a few players who didn’t really do a lot for their club end up winning more titles than some of the better players who couldn’t push their team to the top, read Steven Gerrard.
We look through the pages of history and list out three Premier League winners who didn’t deserve the medal.
3. Juan Cuadrado
It seems to be one of the worst buys in the history of the league, Cuadrado came off a great World Cup and with everyone wanting to buy him, and Chelsea splashed the cash to sign the talented Colombian.
He didn’t score or do much when he signed with them in January and ended up playing just over 300 minutes in the second half of the season, mostly as a substitute. Chelsea had more or less won the league by March and the Colombian happily took home a winner’s medal.
Just to let you know, he is now playing in Serie A on loan from Chelsea to Juventus and doing rather well. Well, at least when he wins the Serie A, this time he would have actually had a hand in getting Juventus to the top.