The Premier League is nearing the end of the very entertaining 2015/2016 season. Leicester City enjoyed an historical campaign, capturing their first ever league title in shocking fashion.
However, not every team and player played up to their standards. Therefore, let’s take a look at the top five most disappointing Premier League players of the season.
5. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Manchester City sat at the top of the league table during 12 of the first 14 matchdays, but tumbled as far as sixth place in part thanks to a poor season by Yaya Toure.
The Ivorian midfielder has given the Citizens so much power the last couple of seasons with his strength to win duels, running, and goal scoring. However, this season Toure has disappointed and been unable to take on that key role once again, providing six goals and five assists.
4. Christian Benteke (Liverpool)
He was supposed to be Liverpool’s new star striker, making a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa to the Reds. However, Christian Benteke has failed to live up to the expectations at Anfield, making more substitute appearances (14) than starting appearances (13) in the Premier League.
Benteke has scored eight league goals but is primed to leave Liverpool this summer, as he doesn’t seem to fit in coach Jurgen Klopp’s future plans. Benteke will still be hoping to help aid Belgium’s betting odds at Euro 2016 this summer.
3. Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Some players never seem to lose the tag of “amazing talent”. Theo Walcott has underachieved yet again for Arsenal this season, as he’s been unable to make that leap from talent to star player at the Emirates.
The 27-year-old has scored only nine goals in 41 total appearances for the Gunners, losing his spot in the starting eleven when the season progressed.
2. Memphis Depay (Manchester United)
Manchester United needed some offensive creativity and believed they had found it with the £25 million summer transfer of Memphis Depay from PSV.
However, despite a decent start the 22-year-old never looked like the player that could lift the Red Devils to greater heights and ended up on the bench. He’s primed to leave Old Trafford this summer.
1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
After winning the Premier League’s Player of the Year award last season, great things were expected once again from Eden Hazard. However, Chelsea started the season miserably and never recovered, with Hazard following his team’s form all season long.
It took him until April to net his first league goal, but by then it was already to late to save the Blues’ season…and his.