The Premier League’s 6 most overrated players
September 8, 2016
Football gives opinions to everyone, and that is a problem, no matter how entitled we all are to have one. One man’s overrated players, is another man’s underrated one – you just can’t win.
Oscar – Chelsea
Juan Mata was deemed inferior to the Brazilian under Jose Mourinho. And we are still waiting for the (not so) 'Special One's' decision to look like the correct one.
Consistently bullied in games, woeful goals and assists stats; basically, a passenger since he's arrived in London.
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
Individually the Chilean possesses everything you'd want from a forward. However, the selfish aspect of his game hinders Arsenal time and time again.
If Arsene Wenger's side are chasing a game, the former Barcelona man should be the first player subbed off.
David Silva – Manchester City
There's no denying that the Spanish international was once world-class - perhaps the best in his position. However, Paul Scholes' recent claim that Silva - along with teammates Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne - that they're the only world-class players in the league, is as laughable as it is wrong.
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Tipped to be the next Didier Drogba at Chelsea. But perhaps the next Mateja Kezman would've been a more appropriate comparison.
The big man is at his level at Goodison Park. And rumours of a move back to Stamford Bridge should nothing be anything more than that; rumours.
Not equipped with the consistency to play for an elite club.
Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur
The Danish international may well have the fifth most Premier League goals and assists for midfielders, since September 2013. But the Lilywhites man is just too anonymous and underwhelming, majority of the time.
You just have to look at the four ahead of him - Mesut Ozil, Yaya Toure, Eden Hazard and David Silva - to realise just how far off that elite level he is.
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool
Wouldn't it be nice if we could only turn up for a month of the year, like the Brazilian, and still earn ringing endorsements from our superiors?