Top 5 Benched Premier League Players This Season: Chelsea Stars Dominates The List

The Premier League is filled with amazing talent from all across the globe, the influx of the best players from all around means that some players get to play on the field while some really big name players end up sitting on the bench or even worse, get kicked out of the team completely. We look at just some of the best players in the Premier League, who just cannot get a game for their team. The Premier League is 33 games old and these superstars have featured for less than 45 games this season.


Petr Cech: 5 games

The former Chelsea number 1 goal keeper has been usurped by the young but brilliant Thibaut Courtois. Everyone knew that when Courtois would return to Chelsea, he would be the new number 1 at the club and Cech has not acted or behaved in a way that would be detrimental to his position at the club but if he does want to show he is good enough to play at 32 years of age, which is the prime age of a goalkeeper than he would have to move to another club.

Juan Cuadado: 6 games

The costliest purchase in the winter transfer window, Cuadrado hasn’t featured enough for Chelsea despite having a lot of skill and ability. It is weird to see him more on the bench or not at all in the team. Everyone is talking about Hazard or Costa, they seem to have forgotten about Cuadrado. He does need to pick up his socks if he is to survive in the team or league.

Bacary Sagna: 9 games

Sagna hasn’t had the best of season’s for Manchester City. He has spent more time out of the starting 11 and has only played 9 games for the team. Sagna was considered to be one of the best right backs in the Premier League during his Arsenal days but his form has deserted him and now he looks like a costly purchase for a billionaire who has way too many Ferraris and bought another one just for the sake of it.

Filipe Luis: 12 games

Brought in to provide some cover and maybe even become the starting left back at the club, the former Atletico Madrid defender has found it tough playing for Chelsea especially thanks to the great form of Azpilicueta, Luis might have had such a hard time at Chelsea that he could be heading out of the club at the end of this season.

Cheick Tiote: 11 games

The change of managers at Newcastle might have hurt a few players, none other than Tiote, who at one time was pursued by clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United but this season has been a sad ruse for the midfielder as he just cannot seem to get enough games for Newcastle. He has spent more time on the bench and out of the team due to injuries and he needs to reassert himself if he wants to continue playing at the top level.

Written by Dinesh V

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