Five of the biggest flops from this season's Premier League

Flopping hell

This season's Premier League season has been packed full of top quality entertainment, with the dominance of Manchester City and Liverpool constantly providing us all with new twists and turns each week.

With only a point separating the two titans at the summit as things stand, it remains to be seen if City can emulate Manchester United's success ten years ago by retaining the title, or if Liverpool manage their first league win in 30 years. Whatever happens, it's been a hell of a ride, and one that we won't forget in a hurry.

Plaudits, of course, have to go to the players that have made this season so special. Each year, somehow the standard in the top flight seems to improve, and this time around things haven't been any different.

Eden Hazard has enjoyed his most productive season in the Premier League since joining Chelsea in 2012, registering 16 goals and 13 assists so far, while the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Bernardo Silva, Son Heung-min and Sergio Aguero have also continually grabbed the headlines with their scintillating performances, with four of those five players making it into the PL's TOTY, released yesterday.

For all the talent on show this season, there have been plenty of players who have failed to live up to expectations. Whether they've been new players bought in for big money, or have been given their chance to shine this season, but ultimately squandered it, some members of the Premier League have absolutely tanked this term.

Here's our top five, in no particular order.

Cenk Tosun

Cenk Tosun was brought in by Everton last January from Besiktas, and the Toffees had high hopes for him to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku. Singed for a reported £27m, the Turkish front man started positively at Goodison Park, scoring five goals in 12 starts under Sam Allardyce. This season however, things haven't gone as planned and Tosun has struggled to nail down a starting spot in Everton's first-team.

The Blues' formation struggles to accommodate Tosun as they only play one striker, with 20-year-old Dominic Calvert-Lewin favoured as the lone forward in Marco Silva's dynamic 4-2-3-1 formation. With just two league goals in 23 appearances this term, Tosun could well be off in the summer, with Crystal Palace one of the clubs rumoured to be interested in obtaining his signature ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Should that happen, it's difficult to see any Everton fans being too upset. Crap barnet, too.

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Mohamed Elyounoussi

Southampton have endured another disappointing campaign languishing near the foot of the table. Under the guidance of former manager Mark Hughes, Saints looked destined for the drop, however after the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl in December, the club now look to have just about swerved relegation to the Championship.

The Austrian has got the best out of players like Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse and even Shane Long, who's surprisingly scored a few goals this season. New signing's Stuart Armstrong and Jannik Vestergaard took a while to settle at St Mary's, but now look more than capable players who can cut it in the top flight.

The southerners got rid of the deadwood ahead of their relegation battle towards the back end of last year, with the underperforming Cedric Soares and Wesley Hoedt both shipped out on loan to Inter Milan and Celta Vigo respectively. Young Jan Valery has looked more than accomplished at right-back, while Danny Ings has looked sharp at times (when he's managed to stay fit).

One player who has massively struggled since joining Southampton, though, is Norwegian wide man Mohamed Elyounoussi. The 24-year-old has failed to score or register a single assist in his 15 appearances for Saints since joining the club from FC Basel last summer, with Ralph Hasenhuttl overlooking him for the bench for the club's last four matches. His last appearance came in the 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in February, which tells it's own story, doesn't it. For £16m, Saints may have to just cut their loses with this one, shame.

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Jean Michael Seri

Fulham, overall, have really let us down this season. We had such high hopes for the Cottagers this time out, they spent money (a lot of it), had a young, exciting manager at the helm in Slaviša Jokanović and an abundance of Premier League experience.

Things just didn't click for the West Londoners however, their defensive incapabilities proved too great and ultimately it has cost them their spot in the first tier. Players like Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon have been a shadow of their former selves this term, but it is one big-money signing that has perhaps disappointed us the most - Jean Michael Seri.

The Ivorian midfield 'general' was meant to be the coup of the season for Fulham when he joined the club from Nice last summer. The Cottagers broke their transfer record when they signed both Seri and Maxime Le Marchand for a combined cost of £55m from the Ligue 1 outfit, but both have fallen massively short of the quality required to compete in the world's best league. A Seri state of affairs for Fulham this term, not helped in the slightest by Jean Michael.

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Jorginho

Jorginho followed Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge last summer, choosing the West Londoners over Manchester City, and it's fair to say Pep Guardiola will be breathing a sigh of relief after this season.

The Italian has been heavily criticised for his lack of creativity in the Chelsea midfield, with fans of the club left disgruntled by his constant inclusion in the starting-eleven by Sarri.

The 27-year-old is very much a one-dimensional player, who just seems to pass the ball from side to side and behind him, instead of taking a gamble and assisting the attack.

With just two goals to his name in 34 league appearances - one of which was a penalty against Huddersfield on the season's opening day - Jorginho has been one of the poorest players in a sub-par Chelsea squad this term, with it looking a certainty that should a new manager come in over the summer, he'd be the first to follow him out the door.

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Fred

Jose Mourinho did a number on Manchester United throughout his two-year spell at Old Trafford. It was one of the strangest scenarios in football - how a world class manager could plummet so drastically after experiencing such success everywhere else.

The highly publicised personality clash with Paul Pogba did Mourinho no favours, while his style of football just failed to make an impact at OT. The Portugese manager was the reason United signed so many high-profile players throughout the last two seasons, some of which you could argue have paid off, others not so much.

Brazilian central midfielder Fred is perhaps United's most disappointing transfer in recent times. Having joined the club in the summer for a whopping £52m, big things were expected of the South American. However, a lack of game time partnered with a string of underwhelming performances under current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen many of the club's fans call for him to be sold when the transfer window opens in June.

With just one goal and one assist in 17 appearances for the Red Devils, it's been a debut season to forget for the 26-year-old; here's hoping he can turn things around next term, if given the opportunity.

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