Remember when Dimitar Berbatov played for Fulham? If you thought the one-time Manchester United striker struggled to fit in at Old Trafford, you should have seen him in South London.
Berbatov hit an impressive 15 goals in his only full season at Craven Cottage, but saw his efforts undermined week-in,week-out by his sub-par support cast.
It can happen, though: a brilliant footballer, not quite good enough for the very top, left to toil in a sea of mediocrity like Kieran Richardson and Emmanuel Frimpong.
Present day Premier League may not have any glaringly over-sized fishes swimming around tiny ponds, but there are one or two players who might want to have a word with their agents.
Here are eight PL players who are too good for their clubs.
To say that Arsenal's title ambitions rest on the shoulders of Alexis Sanchez would be an understatement. The Chilean frontman is easily the Gunners' best player, and is clearly missing the company of Messi. Image Source: Twitter
Last season's aberration may have brought Hazard back down to earth, but the promiscuous Belgian just won't stop flirting with Spain's super clubs. Image Source: reddit
Although things didn't exactly work out at Anfield, fearsome frontman Benteke deserves more than Selhurst Park and Alan Pardew. Image Source: Twitter
Lukaku had his chance at the big time when he joined Chelsea back in 2011, but at 23, the striker is now an entirely different proposition. Everton fans know his days in blue are numbered. Image Source: Twitter
Londoner Kane has talked big about his loyalty to Spurs, but their dismal Champions League campaign is a timely reminder that he'll need to up sticks if he has his sights on Europe's biggest prize. Image Source: Twitter
At 35, Zlatan is no spring chicken, but he's still a class above his new United teammates, who should probably get used to the sight of the Swede's disapproving stare. Image Source: Twitter
Burnley's capture of Defour was one of the more surprising summer transfers, and early signs suggest he's going to fit in like a bull in a china shop. Image Source: Twitter
Valdes won every trophy he could possibly win at Barca... twice over. Now he spends his weekends manning the sticks for Middlesbrough. It's just not right. Image Source: Twitter
Spurs fans needn’t worry though, because once Kane does fly the nest they’ll still have Dele Alli to fall back on… for about two years.