The most overrated players in the top Premier League clubs. Let us look at the players whose performance do not justify the hype around them.
The Premier League is the most watched domestic football league in the world. Naturally, the players that play in it are more hyped than elsewhere regardless of their age or experience. Almost any star that bought in to the Premier League, especially the top 6 clubs, is seen as the next big thing that will take their team to the next level.
Sometimes, the player proves to be worth their weight in gold and sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. Today we will look at the most overrated players in the top Premier League clubs. For this list we will look at the teams that have generally done well consistently in the English top flight.
This list though is completely opiniated and will definitely differ from the thoughts of many regarding the same. However, that is what the sport is about; drawing different conclusions from the same exact sample of evidence.
This is exactly why people support different teams and players isn’t it? Besides, the game would be a lot more boring if everyone had the same opinion on every matter. With that out of the way, let us now look at the most overrated players in the top 6 Premier League clubs.
Arsenal- Mesut Ozil
Arsenal’s most overrated player is still Mesut Ozil. Yes, in recent times, people have begun to accept that the German is not the answer to their problems. However, Arsenal’s poor form these season and Unai Emery’s freezing out of Ozil has led to the fans asking for his return.
Unfortunately for both Ozil and the fans, the German will not solve Arsenal’s problems. Yes, he is still good enough to be in the playing XI but his inclusion will not turn their fortunes around. The German lit the league on fire when he first came. However, as time passed, his effectiveness began to deteriorate.
It was theorised that Ozil’s failure as a playmaker was due to Arsenal’s inability to capitalise on the chances he would create. While that may be true, his best days are clearly behind him. It is unfortunate that when Arsenal finally have good finishers, the German is already past his sell by date. But that is how it is. Ozil is not the answer to Arsenal’s woes but the hues and cries surrounding his return to the playing XI makes him Arsenal’s most overrated player at the moment.
Chelsea- Kepa Arrizabalaga
Chelsea bought Kepa from Athletic Bilbao for €80 million last year. This made him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world. However, this season, he has not justified his massive price tag. Kepa has played all of Chelsea’s 11 matches in the Premier league so far and has conceded 17 goals already.
The Spanish keeper has only kept 2 clean sheets in the Premier League and has conceded a goal every 58 minutes. This is hardly the number befitting of the most expensive keeper in football history. Elsewhere, Thibaut Courtois, the man he replaced at Stamford Bridge, is ridiculed almost every day. However, Kepa has escaped the same criticism.
Chelsea’s run of form this season may have something to do with it. However, it seems that his failings between the sticks are not given much notice especially considering that he has now replaced David de Gea in Spain’s national team.