The top 10 most overrated players in the Premier League right now


Football is a game of opinions.

Fans will often think their view is gospel and refuse to believe anyone that disagrees.

Of course, team bias may come into play.

It’s sometimes hard to take off those rose-tinted glasses and talk about football from a neutral point of view.

No matter how much football you watch, your opinion on a certain team or player can differ massively from another fan.

It’s what makes football the greatest sport in the world.

With that in mind, here at GiveMeSport, we’ve decided to spark an almighty debate.

We’ve put our heads together and created a list of the top 10 most overrated players in the Premier League.

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Now, we’re not saying these players are rubbish. Many of these players are still quality players - far better than we'll ever be.

However, we’re merely saying that they’re not necessarily as good as many fans believe.

If you disagree with any players, then great. After all, football is a game of opinions.

So, without further ado, here is our list of the top 10 most overrated player in the Premier League:



How can you call a player that has earned 64 caps for Brazil overrated?

This is Willian’s sixth season at Chelsea and he’s been a regular in the first-team.

Other than his first season where he played 25 times in the league, Willian has almost been an ever-present, missing just 11 Premier League games in the previous four seasons.

However, the Brazilian’s goal return playing for a side that has competed for Premier League titles is poor.

He’s never scored more than eight goals in a single league campaign - a tally he reached in the 2016/17 season.

He’s quick, he’s skilful, he works hard, he’s brilliant from set-pieces but Willian simply doesn’t do enough to be considered a top player.

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Alonso is a must-have in Fantasy Football due to his ability going forward.

But with Maurizio Sarri’s change of formation resulting in Alonso moving from left wing-back to left-back, the Spaniard now need to focus on defending a bit more - something he often struggles with.

The 27-year-old is not the quickest and he’s often caught out of position.

It’s not exactly a mystery that he had spells at Bolton and Sunderland - because he’s not a world-class player.

A real threat going forward but a very average left-back when it comes to defending.

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Dele Alli may have just signed a six-year contract at Tottenham but we believe he’s slightly overrated.

That might be a tad harsh considering he’s still only 22-years-old and has already played more than 150 times for Spurs.

However, after a sensational 2016/17 campaign, he struggled at times last season, scoring 14 goals in 50 appearances.

And this season, Alli has been ineffective at times.

Maybe it’s a case of ‘too much, too young’ with Alli already racking up 31 England caps at such a tender age.

But you get the impression that his career has stunted somewhat and he now needs to kick on after signing his lucrative new deal in north London.

His goal return has dwindled, while he doesn't have the pace to trouble defences with his dribbling.

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The right-back for the best Premier League side ever is overrated!?

The 28-year-old played a major role in Manchester City reaching 100-points last season after his £50 million move last summer.

But, like Alonso, there are doubts about his defensive ability.

When playing as a right centre-back for England at the World Cup this summer, Walker was often the weak-link.

From conceding a needless penalty against Tunisia in the opening match to allowing Ivan Perisic to nip in ahead of him to equalise in the semi-final.

His pace gets him out of trouble often and, going forward, Walker is a massive outlet.

But defensively, he can be exploited.



After arriving at City for £52 million last summer, Mendy had a difficult debut season after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The Frenchman missed seven months of action as a result before returning at the end of the campaign.

Mendy is back to full fitness this season and is Guardiola’s first-choice left-back.

While he’s already picked up five assists this term, there is definitely doubts over his defensive ability.

The former Monaco defender looks shaky at times and, despite being incredibly athletic, is susceptible to a pacy winger.

If there are any weaknesses in this incredible City side, it’s in the full-back areas.

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Matic has had a fantastic career.

Two spells at Chelsea, a successful three years at Benfica and now at Manchester United.

In the peak of his powers, he was one of the best defensive midfielders in world football.

Unfortunately, it seems Matic’s best days are behind him.

While the Serb is still only 30, he’s really struggled in Jose Mourinho’s side this season.

He looks slow, is often getting caught in possession and the fact he’s already picked up three yellow and one red card sums up how he’s faring.

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It might sound strange but one of Dier’s biggest downfalls might be the fact that he’s so versatile.

He can play both in midfield and defence and has rotated between the two throughout his career.

He’s preferred in midfield by Mauricio Pochettino and has missed just seven league matches in the previous three seasons.

But what does he offer?

He’s not up there in terms of ball-winning, while he lacks the creativity with the ball at his feet. He’s also not the most mobile of players.

He may be overrated but he’ll always be remembered for scoring that winning penalty against Colombia to help England win their first ever World Cup shootout.

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This may seem harsh considering Tarkowski has done brilliantly to make himself an England international.

But the Burnley centre-back shouldn’t be considered for Gareth Southgate’s side in this kind of form.

The 25-year-old played a big role in helping Burnley finish seventh last season and qualify for the Europa League.

However, Burnley have conceded 21 goals in 10 games this season and Tarkowski hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts.

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A World Cup winner being overrated? Yep, that’s right.

Lloris’ rare errors have turned into regular errors - and on big stages. None more so than the World Cup final. Oh, and against Barcelona at Wembley.

He’s the captain of both Spurs and France - who’s he’s represented 106 times - but his mistakes appear to be getting worse and more frequent.

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This isn’t going to please Arsenal fans considering the start Bellerin has made to the season.

In the Spaniard’s defence, he’s been impressive for the Gunners under Unai Emery.

But in the previous four seasons, we haven’t been totally convinced by his ability.

The former Barcelona youth player has been guilty of losing concentration and isn’t as technically gifted as you’d expect from a La Masia graduate.

On the plus side, Bellerin is still only 23 and can develop into the player many fans already think he is.

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