Premier League Worst XI: Marcus Rashford amongst worst players of the 2021/2022 season

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Premier League Worst XI: With the 2021/22 season rounding up, it’s time for the ‘worst’ XI in the EPL – a list compiled from WhoScored’s player ratings for players who have made 20 Premier League appearances or more and played for more than 1000 minutes, with each club limited to one player due to Norwich and Watford.

Premier League Worst XI: Marcus Rashford amongst worst players of the 2021/2022 season

GK: Ben Foster (Watford)

The 39-year-old will leave Watford after the season and is “looking forward to what the future holds.” After a season in which he has saved 63 of 111 shots on target, giving him the lowest save percentage (58.6%) in the Premier League and the lowest since a two-game spell with Kidderminster Harriers nearly two decades ago. We would recommend time on the golf course, midday pints, and the occasional game of five-a-side.

RB: Mads Roerslev (Brentford)

Roerslev had an assist and a late goal in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa in January, but no further goal contributions after spending most of the season on the right wing. He’s a good footballer, and at 22, he has plenty of time to improve.

Premier League Worst XI: Marcus Rashford amongst worst players of the 2021/2022 season

CB: Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa)

Many questioned why Konsa’s colleague Tyrone Mings was chosen for England’s Euros squad instead of him after his excellent season. He remained composed under duress, threw his body in front of everything, and kept the ball smartly and effectively.

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Much of it holds true this season, but he’s also made some expensive mistakes. Next season, Steven Gerrard may attempt to create healthy center-back competition.

CB: Daniel Amartey (Leicester)

The fact that Amartey has started 22 Premier League games this season says more about Jannik Vestergaard’s first season with the Foxes than anything else. After joining Southampton for £16 million, the Denmark international started five of their first seven league games, but has only played in two since, allowing nine goals.

Amartey has always been a versatile alternative that should be utilized cautiously. Brendan Rodgers is facing a significant revamp.

LB: Nuno Tavares (Arsenal)

Undoubtedly a gifted footballer who has battled in his first Premier League season, particularly defensively, and has suffered as a result of the unavoidable comparisons to Kieran Tierney. The majority of my time watching Tavares is spent thinking he’d be a lot better player if he dialed it back a notch or two — he’s constantly on edge and thus just as likely to do something stupid as something amazing. Calm down, young man.

DM: Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

With James Ward Prowse and Oriol Romeu in the middle of the pitch, Southampton have been at their best, putting out flames when necessary and passing through the thirds whenever possible.

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Premier League Worst XI: Marcus Rashford amongst worst players of the 2021/2022 season

Diallo, who joined the club for £10 million from Stade Brestois in October 2020, has been a bit-part player under Ralph Hasenhuttl and is part of a huge group of ‘meh’ Premier League midfield battlers. He’s not bad, but he’s unremarkable.

CM: Adam Forshaw (Leeds)

Leeds fans were outraged that Adam Forshaw was included in the mid-season edition, despite the fact that these are solely based on WhoScored ratings.

And Forshaw wouldn’t be included if they weren’t based on statistics, not because he’s too good, but because he’s too insignificant to be included. Whether Leeds stay up or fall down, a Championship-level midfielder is unlikely to play in the Premier League for much longer.

CM: Sean Longstaff (Newcastle)

The 24-year-old has been at Newcastle for 13 years and has been offered a four-year extension. His contract is up at the end of the season, and Eddie Howe is frantic for him to stay and prove to the world that he is a “great player.” Is he, however?

He has five goals and five assists in 94 games, doesn’t create opportunities, is 13th on the team in tackles and interceptions combined, and has a pass completion percentage of 81 percent, which isn’t great. He’s a box-to-box midfielder who doesn’t contribute much between them and has little impact on the game when he does. Is there something we’re all missing?

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RW: Aaron Lennon (Burnley)

Lennon was at his peak at Tottenham Hotspur under Harry Redknapp, whipping in crosses for Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe. Fair play to him for continuing to play Premier League football while the rest of his teammates, including Michael Dawson and Robbie Keane, sat in studios passing judgment. If Lennon is interested, he should probably join them.

LW: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

It’s been 18 months since Rashford scored the game-winning goal for United against PSG in Paris, but it feels like much longer. At the time, the forward was expected to make a variety of moves in Spain, including to bigger and better things for nine-figure sums. He was equally impressive on and off the field, scoring spectacular goals while saving children’s lives.

Premier League Worst XI: Marcus Rashford amongst worst players of the 2021/2022 season

But, because people are fools, a drop in form inevitably led to concerns about his generosity –’stick to football,’ and such foolishness. As he missed a penalty in the Euro 2020 final, a mural representing a Manchester hero was scribbled over, and he now cuts a mournful figure at the lowest point of his career. His fans are hoping that Erik ten Hag can save him.

ST: Josh Sargent (Norwich)

A brace against Watford, including one ridiculously fantastic improvisation, but no more goals. But, Josh, we appreciate you giving us with some vintage Jamie Carragher chuckling at his own ancient ‘joke.’

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