Premier League 2012/13: Nightmare XI
Jose Bosingwa, Chris Samba & Andre Santos all gave their managers nightmares this season
It's been a grueling season but, for some managers, certain players have made life even more difficult.
Here is the Premier League 2012/13 nightmare XI:
Goalkeeper: Anders Lindegaard | Manchester United
The wannabe first-choice 'keeper for the champions of England. His appearances this season have, however, raised questioned if he even warrants the second-choice spot at Manchester United.
His final game against West Brom, where he conceded five goals pretty much sums up his season.
Right-back: Jose Bosingwa | QPR
The QPR defender has not helped his club on or off the pitch this season with his disastrous performances. To top off his on pitch inefficiency, he was also seen laughing after the relegation of his team.
Centre-back: Christopher Samba | QPR
Samba was one of the most expensive signings of the season at £12.5m but has failed to make a difference for the QPR back-line. He has looked out of shape and out of practice to top off his poor form this season. Perhaps the only reason why he seemed like a decent player at Blackburn was his £400,000 price tag.
Centre-back: Anton Ferdinand | QPR
A player who was once touted to play at international level with so much promise and potential, Ferdinand can consider himself lucky if he ever plays in the Premier League again. Perhaps off-field issues have affected his form but there is no denying his defensive frailties this season.
Left-back: Andre Santos | Arsenal
The Brazilian defender, who is packing a bit more weight than a footballer should, has shown flashes of talent this season, but not as many as he should have. Santo's form took a nose-dive during Arsenal's horrendous winter period - and he could barely be trusted to trap the ball and his a pass without making a mistake.
Right-wing: Park Ji Sung | QPR
The South Korean midfielder was sold by Manchester United for a reason. In his last season at Old Trafford he looked drained and spent. His move to London only served to prolong his declining fitness. Lacking the same ability and fitness, his best days are long gone.
Centre-midfielder: Yohan Cabaye | Newcastle
One of the best players last season, Cabaye was a flop this year. Obviously unhappy, he was a shadow of himself this season. A once ferocious tackling, astutely passing and a decent shot taker - he now moves about lethargically with aimless distribution.
Centre-midfielder: Cheick Tiote | Newcastle
A stout midfielder with a penchant for crunching tackles, Tiote decided that this year he wanted to play with the ball at his feet more often as he tried to dribble his way out of his own penalty box which rarely went well for Newcastle.
Left-wing: Adam Johnson | Sunderland
The England international was supposed to propel mid-table Sunderland to a possible spot for a European qualification. Instead they ended up being nearly relegated. All flicks and tricks with no end product, it was no wonder why Manchester City decided to get rid of him.
Striker: Emmanuel Adebayor | Tottenham
The forward who only seems to be motivated when his contract is coming to an end or when his future is in doubt. Tottenham fell for his trap and were stuck with a static attacker whose performances would have warranted his sale.
Striker: Marouane Chamakh | West Ham (on loan from Arsenal)
His inability to score, except for a brace against Reading in the League Cup, saw him shipped off to West Ham where he could play regular football and find his form and goal scoring touch again. He played just three games there without a goal to his name. Once one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe, Chamakh's time at the top is over.
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