From Andreas Christensen to Illan Meslier, here are the ten most underappreciated players in Premier League right now.


The Premier League is packed full of world-class players, but it is not just about Mohamed Salah and Ruben Dias – there are plenty of players who fly under the radar

Spend enough time watching football in a public space – be it at the pub or inside a stadium, and you will overhear snippets of conservations.

One of the most popular talking points after a few pints is underrated players. Everyone believes they have spotted something others haven’t – and, inevitably, they want to share their wisdom.

The world and their dog are aware of Mohamed Salah’s form at the moment, but Match of the Day does not show the intricacies that John from the Dog and Fox has noted.

So, who are these players that only the true fans appreciate?

Well, Brinkwire Sport has compiled a handy list of 10 names you can trot out next time you need to show examples of your footballing brain.

Andreas Christensen

Chelsea’s defence has been revolutionised by Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues have kept 16 clean sheets in the Premier League under the German manager . Coincidentally, they have conceded the same number of goals in total since he replaced Frank Lampard in January.

While the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger have received their dues for this run of form, Christensen hasn’t.

The Danish international is a quiet and understated presence in the heart of Chelsea’s defence, but that shouldn’t diminish his importance.

Chelsea have five clean sheets in the Premier League this season – Christensen has played the full 90 minutes in each of them. Liverpool are the only league team to score while he’s been in the side in 2021/22 so far.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

After the unfulfilled ambition of the Carlo Ancelotti years, Everton have gone back to basics under Rafa Benitez this season.

Their organised, workmanlike 4-4-2 formation has benefited Doucoure in particular, with the French midfielder hugely impressive in the centre of the pitch.

Doucoure is a brilliant all-rounder, a true athlete who thrives with the freedom to play the box-to-box role.

The results have been seismic: Doucoure has returned two goals and four assists already this season, more than he managed in the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign.

Who is the most underrated player in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments section below.

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