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Under-rated XI: Premier League

Welbeck doesn't get the credit he deserves  (©GettyImages)
Welbeck doesn't get the credit he deserves (©GettyImages).

There are certain players who aren't given the praise that they deserve, so here is an underated XI of this year's Premier League: 

Goalkeeper - Simon Mignolet, Sunderland

The once injury prone Belgian raised several eyebrows when he replaced Sunderland's former transfer record Craig Gordon, but since then he has performed admirably, proving to be yet another young Belgian with a very bright future.

Right-back - Carl Jenkinson, Arsenal 

After having an average first season with the Gunners, the young full-back's noticeably great performances and with Bacary Sagna disappointing performances, Jenkinson could find himself in the starting line up sooner than first thought.

Centre-back - Winston Reid, West Ham United

Either Reid or his Hammers teammate James Tomkins would be fit to make the XI however, Reid's dominant displays at the back more than make up for his teams attacking shortcomings.

Centre-back - Jonny Evans, Man United

When Sir Alex Ferguson continued playing him last season, we all thought he was mad, but once again SAF knows best as Evans has turned into a top defender and could even be a regular in the United defence.

Left-back - Luke Shaw, Southampton

The quality young left back has burst onto the scene this year, and with the combination of his defensive maturity and the excellent management by both Pochettino and Adkins, have meant that Luke Shaw could be a future England regular.

Right central-midfield - Fabian Delph, Aston Villa

When Delph first signed from Leeds a few seasons ago, a lot was expected from him however, due to injury problems he was unable to impress. This season Delph has completely rejuvenated his career and has been a rare bright light in a dim season for the Villains.

Central-midfield - Morgan Schneiderlin, Southampton

Southampton have had a fine start to premier league life, with attractive football similar to that of Barcelona, and Schneiderlin has put the wheels in motion. Initially thought of as a defensive midfielder, now he is a presence in all thirds of the pitch.

Left central-midfield - Jordan Henderson, Liverpool

Henderson is a player who's main omen is the one thing that he cannot do anything about, his price tag! After a less than fulfilling first year at the Kop, Henderson has suited to life under BR admirably and is a candidate for England selection.

Right Wing - Danny Welbeck, Man United

The England man is often criticised for his goal record however, there is more than just goals to the man's game. He is a willing runner and a constant nuisance to the opposing defenders, as well as being good on the ball.

Striker - Andy Carroll, West Ham (on loan)

Similar to Henderson, Carroll's main omen was his astonishing price tag, causing too much to be expected from him and he didn't fit the billing. 

Therefore he was sent out on loan to West Ham and has played an integral part in the Hammers survival, despite injury problems.

Carroll has finally started to bag a few goals in the recent games and his physical play has culminated in many goalscoring chances for his team. 

Left Wing - Kevin Mirallas, Everton

Mirallas has played a key part in Everton's great start to the season and despite injuries halting his progress, Mirallas’ recent run of sublime solo goals suggests that he is now back and better than ever.

 

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