Premier League: Worst XI of the season

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As the curtain comes down on another enthralling Premier League season, there have been moments of quality that will remain in our memories for a long time.

Whether it's been David de Gea's one-handed saves, John Terry's solid tackling, Eden Hazard's mazy runs or just Sergio Aguero smashing the ball in the net, players have given everything for their club. But what about the ones who really let, not only themselves, but their team down this season?

I take a look at some of this season's worst performers and put them in a team which surely even Jose Mourinho couldn't win with.

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GK Wojciech Szczesny

Dropped from first-team for both club and country after numerous errors, it is safe to say the Polish keeper has had a season to forget. In January, Szczesny was dropped following a horrific blunder in the defeat to Southampton where he then proceeded to smoke in the showers post-match.

He lot his place in goal to Colombian international David Ospina at the turn of the year and has not had a look in since. Conveniently since Szczesny was dropped, Arsenal hit top form and went on a 10-game unbeaten streak. Confidence has hit rock bottom.

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RB Wes Brown

Unfortunate after having successful career with Manchester United but maybe it is time for the England defender to call it a day. He only played half of the game when the Black Cats were thumped 8-0 by Southampton in October but has scored one of four own goals for Sunderland this season.

With calamitous decision-making and doing more harm to his own goal than the oppositions is why he makes the list. The bizarre own goal at Crystal Palace, sending off at Old Trafford and his abysmal back-pass against Arsenal will be personal highlights from this campaign. 

CB Mike Williamson

Introducing 'Mr. I'll just get sent off instead' according to current Newcastle boss John Carver. To be criticised by your own manager for getting sent off on purpose and looking for an easy way out of the relegation fight makes him suitable for this role. 

With two red cards and seven yellow, he has the worst disciplinary record out of any defender in the league this season and is only topped with overall cautions by teammate Moussa Sissoko, who has one more yellow. There's certainly a strong case for a number of Newcastle players to be in this team but Williamson gets the nod.

CB Richard Dunne

Alongside Williamson is the ageing Richard Dunne. The 35-year-old has looked well off the pace this season and he failed to organise the QPR defence and is partly the reason they have conceded the most goals in the league at 67. 

His comical own goal against Liverpool in October took his tally up to 10 and is now has the all-time Premier League record. No longer reliable, it will be a surprise if you see Dunne play in the Premiership again and his future in West London may be coming to an end. 

LB Nedum Onuoha

Tough final spot to pick but I think this position has to go to Onuoha. It doesn't matter where he has played for QPR this season; right-back, left-back, centre-back, it's been the same story. He's not the only QPR defender to be criticised this campaign but I didn't see much good he contributed to QPR's relegation battle.

His notable highlight this season has to be against Liverpool last month, drawing 1-1 at Anfield and Onuoha gets two silly bookings and is sent off with eight minutes to go. Steven Gerrard then scores the winner five minutes later. Bravo, Nedum.

RM Remy Cabella

Moving onto midfield and the first name on the team sheet goes to Newcastle's big-summer signing Remy Cabella. Dubbed the 'new Yohan Cabeye' when he signed from Montpellier for £7m for his creativity and attacking intent, he has been more than a disappointment.

The Frenchman has only managed one goal and two assists in 30 league games this season and his shot accuracy stands at 43 percent. More work appears to have gone into his hairstyle than his play on the pitch.

CM Tom Huddlestone

Sad to put Huddlestone in this team but the midfielder has been far from effective for Hull this season. He has the joint-most red cards this season with two dismissals which is the same amount of assists he has provided.

He also has seven yellow cards this campaign, leaving him level with the amount of cautions as Williamson and just one behind Sissoko. Having only created 21 chances in the 29 games he has played and a shot accuracy of 37 percent, it appears he has been of more use to the opposition than Hull. 

CM Fernando

The term 'what a waste of money' has been brandished around a lot this season, with particular references to Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, but Fernando tops the lot for me. After signing from Porto for £12m in the summer, the Brazilian has looked far from convincing. 

Fernando wins less than 40 percent of his duels on the field and has not settled into the Premier League as the manager would have hoped. With as many defensive errors as goals this season, it has been difficult to see where his qualities lie in Manchester City's team.

LM Charles N'Zogbia

Not the easiest position to choose this one, many may have been expecting Di Maria but in fairness he has provided three goals and 10 assists this campaign and clearly needs time to settle. But before Tim Sherwood came to save the day, Aston Villa looked shambolic and N'Zogbia was one of the worst players.

The French winger doesn't look to have the confidence he used to and that has been evident this season. In 25 games he has only made 13 key passes and created a mere 15 opportunities. With no goals and just two assists to his name makes him worthy of a spot in this team.

CF Emmanuel Rivière

The first spot up-front goes to another Newcastle summer signing, Emmanuel Rivière. After a decent season with Monaco last year, where he scored 13 goals in 30 games, and also took up goal-scoring duties when Falcao was injured, he has been a massive flop this season.

He is still waiting his first goal on Tyneside after having 27 attempts in 21 games. He has registered one assist which came back in September and only created 13 chances all season. Of course, he is not solely to blame for Newcastle's dismal season but a goal here and there may have helped them along the way.

CF Mario Balotelli

And finally, how could this team now include the brilliant Balotelli? There was questions when he signed for Liverpool for £16m in the summer and judging from his performances this season, they are set to make a huge loss if they let him go. 

He has provided just one league goal in 16 games which is less than two of Chelsea's back four. With no assists and just seven chances created all campaign, Rodgers has got to take this one on the chin as a very poor signing. He is the perfect player to lead the front-line in this team. 

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Mike Williamson
Premier League
Wes Brown
Charles N'Zogbia
Nedum Onuoha
Wojciech Szczesny
Sylvain Distin
Mario Balotelli
Tom Huddlestone

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