5 underrated players who have been brilliant this season
What makes a player under-rated? Any player who does not receive recognition, merit and deserves praise for their consistent and reliable displays - where hard work goes unnoticed.
There are plenty of players who flourish in less celebrated roles that deserve more credit for making their respective teams tick.
Often overshadowed by the superstars in top sides, we've assembled a list of five players here who have been in excellent form so far this campaign but haven't quite gathered the attention their performances deserve.
#5 Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford)
Many of you probably weren't expecting Abdoulaye Doucouré to make a spot in this five unless of course, you are a Watford fan. The 25-year-old former French youth international was signed by Watford from Rennes showed signs of how good he was during his 20 league appearances last season.
This campaign he has been an absolute titan in the Hornets' midfield, dominating games with a surprising seven goals and further two assists. Doucouré has the outstanding ability to control games, with under-rated technical quality too. Currently, he's averaging 62.2 passes per game with 83% passing accuracy, 1.2 key passes and also spraying 2.3 accurate long balls.
He continues to show his ability, looking like a player destined to play at the highest level with Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal all expressing their interest in the midfielder.