One season they are making the headlines, the next, they are fading into oblivion. Such is the story of 1-season wonders, and the EPL has got a lot of them from last season who have failed to sparkle since the campaign started.
With 2016-17 already 11 games long, here are 5 of the most disappointing players in the top-flight thus far.
The Watford striker was being courted by Chinese Super League teams in the last transfer windows following a great EPL campaign in 2015-16.
Arsenal also had eye on him according to few rumours, but the former Granada striker has fired blanks this season.
After a fine campaign that saw him bang in 15 goals in 37 league games, the Nigerian international looks to have come to the end of the road as he has found the back of the net only once this term in 10 games.
Odion has been disappointing for Watford, and they would be way up on the table if he had performed up to expectations.
Last season’s PFA Player of the Year hasn’t quite hit the same lofty heights he reached last season.
Arsenal, Chelsea and everybody wanted to sign him during the off-season and until the summer window closed.
A couple of them would be glad they didn’t after what has been a poor outing for the 25-year-old thus far.
Last term, he scored 17 times as Leicester City stole the top prize away. This season, he has only mustered a goal in 11 games and looks completely like a shadow of himself.
“Taking time to settle” is same thing as “disappointing” in the EPL, and considering that you are the most expensive player on the planet doesn’t make it any easier.
Pogba’s 2nd coming was much heralded. But the midfielder isn’t just finding life any easy in the Red Devils shirt.
Mourinho might have continually deployed him in a deeper position, but his extravagant style of play and showboating isn’t helping matters either.
Will we ever see that Juventus Pogba perform up to expectations on a consistent basis? Or we would have to settle for flashes of his quality every other 5 games?
The young defender is held in high esteem for his abilities on the ball considering the rarity of English central halves that are very comfortable in possession.
Manchester City forked out £50million for his signature, and not only has he paid them back by costing them a point via gifting Redmond an “assist” against Southampton, he just hasn’t been spectacular. Will he justify his record fees this season?
“It’s Jamie Vardy!!!” was a frequent shout from commentators last season during his goalscoring exploits.
He finished the term with 24 league goals, with the highlight being a scoring streak of 11 consecutive games.
This season, having notched just a measly 2 strikes – including a simple tap into an empty net following Lucas poor pass against Liverpool, he could be setting another record akin to last season’s : 11 games without a goal.
The 29-year-old is just 4 games away from making “history”.