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5 players who don't deserve to be on the bench

With the squad depth teams now have, even world class players are on the bench. Here are five of them.

Top 5 / Top 10 10 Oct 2017, 19:54 IST

Szczesny hasn't had any game time in the league at Juventus
Szczesny hasn't had any game time in the league at Juventus

In this day and age, with the squad sizes that some teams now have, it’s so easy to find world-class players sitting on the bench week in week out. PSG, this past summer, brought in both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, meaning some world-class players have had to step aside and sit on the bench.

With the pressure on those in the starting 11, they are performing fantastically to keep a world class player on the bench. Here are five players who don’t deserve to be on the bench:

#5 Wojciech Szczesny

It is truly baffling that Arsenal decided to sell Wojciech Szczesny this summer. If it had been any other manager apart from Arsene Wenger, whose relationship with Sczcesny seemingly collapsed, they would have almost definitely kept him at Arsenal as their number one.

It is understandable why the Pole is sat on the bench at Juventus, with veteran Gianluigi Buffon still being one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world, but he could certainly be the number one keeper at most top clubs around the world

It looks like the 27-year-old may succeed Buffon in Turin, but right now he will be on the bench until the Italian retires. This is slightly disappointing because he is a goalkeeper who should be starting regularly. In a two-season loan spell at Roma, in which he played 72 league games, he kept 19 clean sheets, 14 in his second season.

In the second season, he consolidated his status as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, especially with his distribution. Considering how good his second season was at Roma, he is a player who should be number one goalkeeper somewhere.

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