Football is all about opinions.
That’s what makes it the beautiful game.
Two fans can watch the same 90 minutes and yet draw completely different conclusions from the match they’ve just witnessed.
If everyone agreed, it would make football chats down the pub pretty boring, wouldn’t it?
Therefore, GIVEMESPORT has decided to spark a massive debate.
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We’ve taken a look at the most ‘overrated’ player at each Premier League club.
Now, let’s get this straight.
Just because we’ve said they’re overrated, it doesn’t mean we think they’re rubbish. It’s just that we think they’re rated slightly higher than they should be.
And remember, football is all about opinions.
So, here goes:
Arsenal | Nicolas Pepe
Yes, we know Pepe smashed Ligue 1 last season for Lille. But from what we’ve seen of the £72m man in England so far, he’s not worth anywhere near that amount. Of course, there’s still plenty of time for Pepe to prove us wrong.
Aston Villa | Jack Grealish
A quality player but, at 24-years-old, he’s no longer a youngster. His midfielder partner, John McGinn, is better.
Bournemouth | Dominic Solanke
£19 million for a player that scored once in 27 appearances for Liverpool.
Brighton | Lewis Dunk
A decent defender but he was priced at £40 million in the summer. That’s the definition of overrated - by his own club at least.
Burnley | Dwight McNeil
Very highly-rated winger and has even been touted for an England call-up. But have you ever seen him actually play really well? Don't think we have...
Chelsea | Willian
To be fair, there were a few players we could have picked from Chelsea. Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpiliceta, Ross Barkley, Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic all made out overrated shortlist. But the accolade goes to Willian.
Eight goals in 56 appearances last season is pretty awful for a Europa League-winning side that finished third.
Crystal Palace | Andros Townsend
A B-Tech Wilfried Zaha. Fifteen goals in 131 appearances for Palace isn’t great.
Everton | Gylfi Sigurdsson
Looks good because of the odd wonder goal, set-piece or penalty. But his contribution during open play is not good enough. Has had a really poor start to the current season for Everton.
Leicester | Kelechi Iheanacho
Picking an overrated player in this Leicester squad was quite tough. All players are fairly rated right now - pretty highly. But there are still some players that rate former Manchester City striker Iheanacho.
He scored one goal in 30 league appearances for the Foxes last season.
Liverpool | Mohamed Salah
Imagine picking a player that has won back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots as overrated. But the amount of Liverpool attacks Salah ruins and the amount of chances he misses is often overlooked because of his incredible numbers.
Still one of the best players in the league but shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Naby Keita can consider himself fortunate not to claim this one.
Manchester City | Kyle Walker
Defensively, Walker is vulnerable. There’s a reason Pep Guardiola paid £30m for right-back Joao Cancelo in the summer.
Manchester United | Marcus Rashford
One goal from open play in his last 16 United appearances - and he’s played most of them as a striker. Still only 21 but he needs to start pushing on now.
Newcastle | Miguel Almiron
Signed for a club-record £21m in January but is still yet to score for the club. He needs to get off the mark - and soon.
Norwich | Teemu Pukki
May seem harsh - but there aren’t too many Norwich players that are particularly rated right now. Many fans have jumped on the Pukki bandwagon after he scored five goals in his first three fixtures. But three of them came against Newcastle.
We might sound silly right now, but the Pukki hype will soon die down.
Sheffield United | Dean Henderson
No goalkeeper on Man Utd’s books should be letting goals in like Henderson did against Liverpool.
Southampton | James Ward-Prowse
Technically brilliant. One of the best set-piece takers in the league. But does the 24-year-old do enough in open play? We don’t think so.
Tottenham | Dele Alli
Perhaps another player that suffered after producing inedible performances at such a young age. In his first two seasons at Spurs, he scored 28 goals.
In the previous two seasons, Alli has scored 14 and is now 23.
Watford | Roberto Pereyra
One of Watford’s best players but is guilty of being far too inconsistent. There’s a reason he was allowed to leave Juventus and now finds himself at Vicarage Road. Would probably look a lot better in a better side but needs to do more to help Watford in their relegation battle.
West Ham | Declan Rice
The 20-year-old is a West Ham regular and an England international - and rightly so. But talk of him being valued at £100m is a bit premature.
Wolves | Adama Traore
Traore is an enigma. At times, he looks unplayable. At times, he looks awful.
But let us ask you this, if he wasn’t ridiculously quick, would Traore even be a professional footballer? Probably not.News Now - Sport News