Every Premier League club's Flop of the Season 🤦‍♂️


Dan Burke

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Some will look back on the 2019/20 Premier League season with great fondness.

Others, not so much.

Yesterday we gave you our list of every Premier League club’s Player of the Season.

And today it’s time to single out those who weren’t so great.


Nicolas Pépé

A lot of excitement surrounded Pépé’s £72m switch from Lille last summer but five Premier League goals and six assists was a poor return from his debut season. Must do better.

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Aston Villa

Danny Drinkwater

Signing him on loan from Chelsea always felt like a gamble but the Premier League winner had a shocker on his debut against Manchester City from which he never recovered.


Lewis Cook

The 23-year-old was unable to contribute a single goal or assist in 27 Premier League appearances this season. It could be a long time before he gets another England cap.


Alireza Jahanbakhsh

It looked like Brighton had pulled off a real coup when they signed the Iranian in the summer of 2018 but, an amazing overhead kick against Chelsea aside, he failed to make an impression in 2019/20 and is likely to be off in the summer.

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Matěj Vydra

We were tempted to pick Drinkwater for Burnley as well but instead we’ll go for Vydra, who managed just two goals and one assist all season. Prem not suited to you pal.


Kepa Arrizabalaga

Too weak-wristed, not dominant enough and lacking in confidence, you really wouldn’t blame Frank Lampard if he’s run out of patience with the world’s most expensive goalkeeper at this point.

Crystal Palace

Max Meyer

Expectations were high when Meyer arrived at Selhurst Park from Schalke but he has so far failed to justify the huge wages he’s on and will probably be sold this summer.


Moise Kean

We were surprised when Kean joined Everton last season but in hindsight, it’s perhaps more understandable why the bigger clubs weren’t in for him. Just two Premier League goals all season, one of which came on the final day.


Kelechi Iheanacho

It can’t be easy having to compete with Jamie Vardy but three years on from his £25m move from Manchester City, Iheanacho still doesn’t look good enough to regularly lead the line for a top six club.


Xherdan Shaqiri

There weren’t many disappointing performers in a Liverpool shirt this season but Shaqiri was the forgotten man, with just three Premier League starts and one goal to his name in the whole campaign.

Manchester City

João Cancelo

The £60m Portuguese right-back didn’t give Kyle Walker much to worry about in terms of competition and finished the season playing as an auxiliary left-back.

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Manchester United

David de Gea

Once one of the best goalkeepers in the world, De Gea’s decline is real and the Spaniard’s blunders became a habit this season. He should be concerned about his future at Old Trafford.



Arguably one of the biggest flops in Premier League history, Newcastle spent £40m on Joelinton last summer and he managed just two league goals, 10 months apart. Ouch.


Josip Drmić

We don’t like to kick a man while he’s down but Drmić might have been the worst player in the whole Premier League this season. The Swiss winger managed just one goal and zero assists since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach. Dreadful.

Sheffield United

Callum Robinson

Signed from Preston North End last summer, Robinson managed just two goals in 19 appearances before he was back in the Championship on loan at West Brom mid-way through the season. What was that about?


Che Adams

We had a feeling Southampton’s £15m move for Adams wasn’t going to work out last summer and after his first season at St Mary’s, we’ve so far been proved right. Four Premier League goals is a poor return for that kind of money.


Tanguy Ndombele

Possibly the flop of the season in the whole of Europe. It really felt like Spurs had signed a world class midfielder who would take them forward last summer but 12 months on, it’s been £70m worth of rubbish so far.


André Gray

In truth you could have named several Watford players here but we’ve gone for Gray, who managed just two goals in 23 appearances and was generally pretty ineffective everytime he stepped onto the pitch.

West Ham


It’s probably a good job Manuel Pellegrini signed about six goalkeepers last summer because one of them was absolutely honking. Roberto shipped 17 goals in eight matches, made two individual errors and also scored an own goal before being sent back to Spain in January.


Patrick Cutrone

Another signing which seemed really impressive at the time but ended up being aborted midway through the season was Cutrone to Wolves. The Italian managed just two goals before being sent on loan to Fiorentina. We suspect Molineux might have seen the last of him.