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The Premier League Relegated XI

  • The best of the worst!
Madhan Kalyan
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Modified 17 May 2018, 15:34 IST
West Brom and Swansea were both relegated this season along with Stoke

As another exciting season of the Premier League has drawn to a close, the battle to avoid relegation took centre stage in the final weeks as Manchester City romped to the title with five games to play, eventually finishing a whopping 19 points ahead of runners-up Manchester United.

At the other end, it was all chaos and it was Swansea, West Brom and Stoke who were relegated eventually and though they deserved to be relegated for their overall performance throughout the season, certain players from the three sides did not deserve to be relegated.

Here we take a look at the best players from the three worst sides in the league this season, players whose performances surely did not deserve what they got:

GK - Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea)

Swansea City v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Swansea City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

The goalkeeper spot was by far the most difficult one to fill with all three keepers having an impressive season but Fabianski just edges out Butland and Foster by virtue of his consistent form throughout the season.

He was instrumental in the mini-revival of the Swans mid-season and was a calming influence in the goal for Swansea all season.


Fabianski kept 9 clean sheets and conceded 50 goals this season, better than Butland and Foster, and had an average saves-per-goal ratio of 2.02 which was easily the best among the three keepers. He had to make 97 saves throughout the season, second only to Butland's 106.

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Published 17 May 2018, 15:34 IST
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