The Premier League might be home to some of the best players in the world, but that does not ensure that these players have the best time in a season. Playing against some of the best players is not easy but sometimes it is more than that, not being able to shift to a new country or worse, just falling out with new tactics being presented, a season might not unravel the way players expect it. The big bucks might be splashed out on these players, but that doesn’t guarantee superstar performances as we look at 5 players who have massively underperformed this season for their clubs.
5. Samir Nasri
He might have left Arsenal to gain a few more medals but Samir Nasri has spent more time on the bench and treatment table than at the right end of the pitch. He hasn’t been able to provide much for the club either and it would be no surprise to see him being sold at the end of the season. Supremely talented but for some reason he just cannot showcase it regularly, Nasri has only scored 3 goals all season for the Sky Blues and certainly hasn’t played up to his ability.
4. Angel Di Maria
Probably the most hyped up player to join the Premier League this season, Di Maria started the season well but then tailed off during midseason and wasn’t really seen after that. Louis Van Gaal is a taskmaster and seeing Di Maria fail about, especially in the loss against West Bromwich Albion when his crosses were comparable to mine (I haven’t played football in over 5 years) seemed to tell a lot about his season for Manchester United. Maybe second season syndrome would actually make Di Maria better?
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