The Premier League is arguably the most intriguing and enthralling football leagues in the world, involving a plethora of top-class players from all over the world, who vie against each other in order to score goals and win matches for their respective teams. However, not everyone is able to taste success at the highest level and some fail to deliver the way they are expected to, as they go on to be often termed as underperformers.
This season is not an exception in any way. It has involved a number of players who have not been able to prove their mettle so far, leading to the downfall of their respective sides in the Premier League. Three such underperformers, who have let down their teams and their faithful this season are as follows-
Sandro Ramirez- (Everton)
The Spanish striker was in gallant form in the last season for Malaga in the La Liga and scored 14 goals to establish himself as one of the best players in the role of a centre-forward. His indomitable pace and prowess were good enough to attract a number of clubs including Everton. The Merseysiders finally went on to secure the signature of the 22-year-old and brought him to Goodison Park. However, the marksman has failed to score a single goal so far and has fallen down the pecking order, leaving his side in all sorts of trouble this season.
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)
Though none of his colleagues have added a single goal to their tally so far this season, the Belgian hitman, being the spearhead of his side, was expected to do far better than the way he is currently performing in the Premier League.
Benteke is the mainstay of the attack for Crystal Palace who had a lot of expectation on him to do well this term. But his inability to score goals has led the Eagles down into the dreaded relegation zone. They have now lost seven matches out of seven and might well be on their way to feature in the second tier next term.
Javier Hernandez (West Ham United)
The Mexican striker, popularly known as “Chicharito”, was brought in by West Ham United this summer, in an urge to perform better than the way they did in the last term. Though he showed glimpses of his brilliance in the first couple of matches, the ex-Manchester United player has been bogged down for a good part of the season so far, scoring only three goals in the first seven matches, leaving his side in utter disarray.