In August 2017, twenty Premier League managers held their breath. Plans had been drawn and transfers were completed; now, it was time to see who would sink or swim.
At the time of writing, nine of them have lost their job.Some were the architects of their own downfall, whilst others fell prey to poor tactics or unfortunate injuries.
More often, however, the players on the pitch just weren’t good enough.No footballer enjoys bad performances, but some will have set themselves higher standards for a season that promised so much for so many. With that in mind here are the 5 most disappointing players in the Premier League this season.