Some Premier League players do not, for whatever reason, get the credit they deserve.

We take a closer look at the most under-rated players in England's top division.

Leon Osman | Everton

The rest of England are starting to realise what Everton fans have known for years, which is that midfielder Leon Osman is one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League. 

Osman made his England debut against Sweden at the age of 31 in November 2012. Despite age being against him, Osman will be knocking on Roy Hodgson's door for a place in England's 2014 World Cup squad.

Wes Hoolahan | Norwich City

The 30-year-old Irishman played for Shelbourne, Livingston and Blackpool before arriving at Carrow Road in 2008. 

Since joining Norwich, Hoolahan's career has gone from strength to strength. Despite being a key player in Norwich's successful last few seasons, Hoolahan only has three international caps and is most certainly under-rated by the media.

Leon Britton | Swansea City

Leon Britton is one of the few players to play in all of the English divisions and has not been fazed by the standards of the Premier League.

Although his goal and assists ratios are not admirable, his real strengths are in the middle of the park, retaining the ball and starting attacks. In 2012, Britton had a better pass ratio than Xavi. At 93.3%, it was the highest in Europe. The little midfielder has not given up hopes of an England call, but at the age of 30 he's starting to run out of time.

Rickie Lambert | Southampton

Whatever team and whatever league Lambert has played in, Rickie Lambert has always scored goals. 

As well as being a natural goal scorer, Lambert has skill on the ball, good movement and a great mentality. Unfortunately for him he never got his chance in the Premier League at an earlier age to be properly considered for international football.

Michael Carrick | Manchester United

Michael Carrick may be a scapegoat to a lot of Manchester United fans, but season after season he continually proves his worth to the team. 

A regular in Ferguson's midfield, Carrick is Mr. Consistent and rarely puts in a poor shift. United fans should realise what a steady performer he is and will miss him when he's gone.

Ashley Williams | Swansea City

In recent months, Ashley Williams has become the captain of Wales, won the Capital One Cup and been linked with a move to Arsenal. 

Despite this, he has been largely under-rated and under-valued for the majority of his career. Having gone from Stockport to Swansea and being constantly solid and performing at the highest of standards, interest in Williams is only starting to begin at the age of 28. 

Without a doubt, the best of Williams' unnoticed career is yet to come.

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