Top 5 most underrated players in the Premier league
The Premier League is by far the most keenly followed and popular football league in the world. The main reasons for this popularity are the wealthy franchises and high profile stars such as Paul Pogba, Eden Hazar, Harry Kane etc. But in every high profile franchise, there is always a player who remains in the shadow of a bigger star but his contribution to the team's cause can never be ignored.
The best example for this is the role of Sergio Busquets in the Barcelona squad for the past decade. Throughout his career, he has played with hugely popular names such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Neymar but without him, Barcelona is half the side. His work ethic, pressing and the gifted ability to pass neatly in tight spaces has played a crucial role in Barcelona's plethora of title wins in the past decade. This list consists of five players in the premier league whose performances have been underappreciated by football experts and fans alike
#1 Victor Lindelof
The Swedish centre back joined Manchester United in the summer of 2017 from Benfica but rarely got consistent opportunities in the starting lineup due to the presence of veteran Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly. He started only 17 Premier League games last season but ever since Jose Mourinho left, the United coaching staff and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have shown faith in him. He has already started 19 premier leagues games this season and has displayed positional awareness and defensive discipline in those games.
He rarely commits a foul in dangerous areas and covers up for Luke Shaw whenever he makes overlapping runs on the left flank. He does not get the due credit for his performances mainly because of the performances of his centre back partner. He has become adept at setting offside traps and his clearance rate of 4.3 per game is the second highest for Manchester United after Chris Smalling.