Rating The 5 Worst Signings Of The 2018/19 Premier League Season
Because the Premier League season nears its finish, it’s time to look again on the marketing campaign that was, and extra particularly among the league’s new arrivals.
An entire host of groups added to their star-studded squads in the summertime and winter switch home windows, however not all of them have lived as much as the hype surrounding their arrivals.
Right here, Match of Day ranks the 5 worst signings of the 2018/2019 Premier League season.
5) Joe Hart (Burnley)
Introduced into Turf Moor following accidents to 2 different England internationals Nick Pope and Tom Heaton, Joe Hart has confirmed to be a dreadful addition to what was a stable Burnley defence.
Hart solely price the membership £3.5 million which lightens the blow ever so barely, nevertheless, throughout the first half of the season he conceded 41 objectives in 19 video games as Burnley discovered themselves unable to recreate their heroics from the earlier marketing campaign.
The previous Metropolis man was dropped in favour of the returning Tom Heaton and solely managed to maintain 4 clear sheets behind what was an virtually an identical again 4 to the one Dyche used final season.
Struggling at 31, it’s troublesome to see Hart staying at Turf Moor subsequent season.
4) Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea)
It’s not a case of the Chelsea goalkeeper being actively unhealthy between the sticks for Chelsea, however once you’re the world’s costliest goalkeeper, being “not unhealthy” actually doesn’t lower it.
Chelsea’s season has been inconsistent underneath Sarri and the 24-year previous Spaniard has struggled at instances, wanting like a step down from Thibaut Courtois versus a step up.
Arrizabalaga’s show of contempt in direction of his supervisor throughout the Carabao Cup ultimate additionally didn’t do him any favours with the Chelsea trustworthy.
Their followers would have been anticipating extra for £71 million.
3) Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham)
Anguissa was one in all a handful of Fulham’s many summer season arrivals who might have made this record after an abysmal season at Craven Cottage which has seen the London membership relegated regardless of spending over £100 million.
Signed for £30 million from Marseille, Anguissa has solely made 17 appearances within the Premier League and Fulham managed to choose up simply 5 factors throughout the video games he featured in.
The 23-year previous additionally didn’t register a aim or an help for Fulham in a really terrible season for the Cottagers.
2) Alireza Jahanbaksh (Brighton)
Brighton’s document signing at £17 million, Jahanbaksh arrived on the Amex with fairly the popularity.
The Iranian had been unstoppable for AZ Alkmaar within the Eredivisie final season ending because the division’s high goalscorer with 21 objectives and laying on 12 assists for his teammates.
A hamstring harm induced the 26-year previous to overlook 10 video games in the course of the season however when he has performed, Jahanbaksh has finished little or no of notice.
In his eight begins and 7 appearances off the bench, he has didn’t register a aim or an help for Chris Hughton’s facet.
1) Fred (Manchester United)
The fourth costliest signing within the historical past of Manchester United Soccer Membership, Fred has didn’t dwell as much as his lofty price ticket this season.
The Brazilian has struggled to nail down a beginning berth at Outdated Trafford, making simply 14 league appearances for the Pink Devils, with 4 of them coming off the bench.
Of these 14 league video games he has appeared in, United have misplaced 5 with neither Jose Mourinho nor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly eager on the 26-year previous.
His efficiency towards PSG, nevertheless, was a brilliant spark and United followers might be hoping that he can ship shows like that on a extra common foundation.