The 5 biggest Premier League flops this season
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The 5 biggest Premier League flops this season

01/03/24 15:48

A lot of players have been signed by Premier League clubs this season, however, a few have stood out for how poorly they’ve performed this season.

Here is Football Park’s 5 biggest Premier League flops this season:

  1. Kalvin Phillips

This may be a bit of a cheat but after Phillips’ January loan move to West Ham his career has been falling before our very eyes. A red card in a loss to Nottingham Forest, with Hammers fans already wishing they could cancel the move, he has been abysmal in East London. It’s clear now that his years on the bench for City have destroyed the player that was once there. Hopefully with a permanent move in the summer he can build up his minutes and finally find form once again as people are quick to forget how good he was under Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds.

  1. Sandro Tonali

This is a weird one as it has nothing to do with his performances on the pitch. Tonali started his time on Tyneside in perfect fashion as he scored on his debut in an emphatic 5-1 win against Aston Villa. However, it was all downhill from there as rumours started to break that Tonali had broken FIFA’s betting regulations in his time at AC Milan and was likely to receive a large suspension for doing so. He was given a 10-month suspension in October, ruling him out of the rest of the season. Losing the Italian midfielder cost Newcastle very quickly as they finished bottom of their Champions League group despite a promising start. Things will likely work out for Tonali once his ban is over but AC Milan will be laughing knowing it could’ve been them on the receiving end of the ban.

  1. Robert Sánchez

Chelsea surprisingly went for Brighton keeper Sanchez to become their new starting keeper, even though he’d already been dropped for Jason Steele by Roberto De Zerbi. He has failed to impress between the sticks for the Blues and already is facing tough competition as his injury has allowed youngster Petrovic to get his chance, Petrovic has looked far more reliable in his time in the Chelsea team and Sanchez may have already been replaced in record time for a goalkeeper. Even if he signed for a reasonable 25 million pounds, looking back signing Brighton’s number 2 goalkeeper was never a good sign of the direction Chelsea are going in.

  1. Mason Mount

I feel bad even writing this as this isn’t completely down to the player. Mason Mount was brought in for 55 million pounds and was surprisingly given the historic number 7 shirt at Manchester United. Since then, he has barely seen game time thanks to injuries and the form of players like Scott Mctominay and Kobbie Mainoo. It’s hard to see a way into the team for him as he has no hope of ousting Bruno Fernandes from the starting lineup. Once again Ten Hag has made a signing that hasn’t worked out. At this point we maybe should start asking questions of the dutch manager’s decisions in the transfer market instead of criticising the players he’s brought in.

  1. Moises Caicedo

A lot was said about the former Brighton man last summer as clubs were circling him while his fee kept getting higher. Chelsea beat off competition from Liverpool and Arsenal for his signature while spending 115 million pounds on the Ecuadorian midfielder. So far this season, he hasn’t got close to justifying his price tag as in a poor underperforming Chelsea team, he doesn’t stand out. He’s over double the price of his teammate Cole Palmer and yet the impact of the two players couldn’t be more different. Hopefully Caicedo can replicate his form on the southcoast in the future but for now, he is a massive flop for Chelsea.

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