With only three games left of the 2019/20 Premier League season, many players have had a season to forget.
The demand on Premier League players to perform at an elite level every week during a season has its effects.
This season is proof of that, whether it be down purely to a player or maybe a change of management during a season. For instance, Arsenal and Spurs find themselves below Sheffield United and Wolves despite having the better squads.
At the end of every season, we have the usual PFA team of the season award.
I have taken a twist on that usual award and have created my own ‘disappointing team of the season’. The formation I have decided to use is 4-3-3.
Disappointing team of the season
GK: David De Gea – Manchester United
The four-time winner of the ‘Manchester United player of the season’ award has had one of the worst seasons for the Red Devils.
A series of high profile errors have lead to doubts about his future. Especially, with Dean Henderson excelling on loan at Sheffield United.
RB: Joao Cancelo – Manchester City
The Portuguese international has failed to live up to his big summer move from Juventus last summer.
Playing time has been hard to come by with Cancelo only making 15 appearances this season (11 starts and 4 substituted appearances). The right-back was seen as an upgrade on Kyle Walker, however, the Englishman has kept his place in the side.
CB: David Luiz – Arsenal
Arsenal fans thought they had one of the bargains of the transfer window when they signed the Brazilian for £8 million from Chelsea.
However, fans quickly learned that it was Chelsea who had walked away from the deal the happier side. It appears that where Luiz is, disaster soon follows.
CB: Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham Hotspur
The Belgian has been one of the Premier Leagues better defenders since his arrival into the league in 2012.
This season has been a polar opposite of those previous seasons. The centre-back has only made 22 appearances and kept only four clean sheets.
LB: Marcos Alonso – Chelsea
The Spaniard quickly settled into life at Stamford Bridge winning the Premier League in his first season.
There has been a drop off in his performance level. Manager Frank Lampard has only handing Alonso 15 appearances in the league. Interestingly, the left-back has been left out of the match-day squad 11 times.
CM: Jorginho – Chelsea
The Maurizio Sarri signing made a solid start to his Chelsea career, being an ever-present in his first season.
The current season has been full of question marks surrounding his future and his performances have reflected that.
CM: Gylfi Sigurdsson – Everton
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for the Everton midfielder. His goals and assists have dropped every season since his arrival.
The Toffees would have expected more than two goals and two assists from one of the most experienced players in their squad.
CM: Jesse Lingard – Manchester United
It is hard to believe that just two years ago Lingard played a pivotal role in England getting into a World Cup semi-final.
Fast forward to 2020 and the academy graduate has had his worst season in a United shirt. A mixture of poor form and the signing of Bruno Fernandes has seen Lingard move to a place on the bench and out of the England squad.
RF: Moise Kean – Everton
There was a feeling of excitement when the Italian striker moved to Goodison Park from Juventus for around £27 million.
However, that excitement is now disappointment. With only two league goals and five league starts it has been a tough start to his Everton career.
ST: Joelinton – Newcastle
It has a been a season to forget for the Newcastle number nine.
With only two goals for the Magpies since his reported £40 million move last summer, he will be hoping to get a second chance to lead the line next season.
LF: Felipe Anderson – West Ham United
It has been a disastrous season for West Ham fans with their side fighting relegation for most of the season.
Sadly, with only one goal and one assist this season, Anderson has not been a player who has contributed to this poor season.