Top five biggest flops of last season's Premier League

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Abel Hernandez - Hull

The Uruguayan signed for Hull on a £10 million deal from Palermo at the beginning of last season - a record signing for the club. We were told he was an exciting talent and we should be itching to see him play. However, like myself and many Hull fans, I didn't find Hernandez that thrilling. 

Despite the youngster slotting in a stunning goal on his debut against West Brom, he struggled to make any real impact throughout the rest of the season, with only three goals to his name. 

Remy Cabella - Newcastle

After five assists and 14 goals for Montpellier, Alan Pardew couldn't resist signing the 25-year-old French International for a fee of £8 million.


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The midfielder, however, failed to impress due to the high intensity and physical nature of the Premier League.

He had nine starts and came off the bench an equal amount of times, but managed to only score once and achieve two assists.

Arouna Kone - Everton

Now, I know that this player signed for Everton two seasons ago, but he is just too exceedingly dreadful to exclude.

After Martinez Wigan to manage Everton, the Spaniard decided he wanted the 29-year-old former Wigan player to come with him - for £6 million. Consequently, following his arrival, the Ivorian has only had seven appearances in two seasons with only one goal.

Whilst some pundits will argue the arrival of the Belgium star Romelu Lukaku has put him out of favour, Everton fans will bluntly say it's the Striker's incapability to score from two yards that makes him the club's worst striker for years. No hard feelings Arouna...

Dejan Lovren - Liverpool

The Croatian International signed for Liverpool on a £20 million deal from Southampton after shining for the Saints throughout the 2013-2014 season.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers had hoped that Lovren could hold his sides defence together, stopping any striker in his path. Unluckily for Rogers and all Liverpool supporters from around the world, this didn't quite happen.

The player made various defensive errors that contributed to his side's very average season, including his unorthodox clearance at Old Trafford last December in a 3-0 defeat. Great business for Ronald Koeman at Southampton...

Mario Balotelli - Liverpool

'£16m for Mario Balotelli, what a steal!' was what my mate said to me with a smug expression on his face. Oh how wrong was he...

The 24-year-old Italian International infuriated Liverpool fans throughout last season, following countless lazy and poor performances. The unpredictable striker only managed to score once in ten appearances and has arguably become the side's most disliked player. 

£16 million, one goal, three haircuts. Let's hope Benteke can do better...

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