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Most under-performing strikers in premier league this 2017-18 season Premier League 

Most under-performing strikers in premier league this 2017-18 season

  1. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur):

After an impressive season at Swansea last year, Llorente was linked with a number of Premier League clubs. While Chelsea looked very likely to sign him, it was at Spurs where the Spaniard landed up in the end. Unfortunately, the former Bilbao man has managed to start only one game for the North London side and has scored only once in 13 appearances, which is certainly not what he expected. He definitely doesn’t seem to suit Spurs style as one wonders if things would have been different had he signed for Chelsea.

  1. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City):

The Ivorian striker returned back to Swansea last summer. He was replacing Fernando Llorente who scored 15 goals in 33 games for the Swans. But it seems that the move hasn’t gone well for Bony. Initially he struggled with injury and even after being fit, he has managed to score only twice and is now struggling with an ACL injury. Things have gone downhill for him ever since he joined Manchester City from his first spell at Swansea.

  1. Shane Long (Southampton):

Shane Long was once one of the most exciting strikers in the Premier League. But things do not look good for Long this season. He has started 12 games and came off 7 times from the bench but in return has managed to score only once and that too at break his dry spell of 23 games going without scoring. It is interesting to see if Southampton show more faith in him and restrain themselves from offloading the Irishman this summer.

  1. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace):

The Belgian looked like a monster of a striker when he was at Aston Villa. Things looked fine when he joined Palace but this season he has not been up to the mark. Having started 18 games and coming off the bench in 2 other, Benteke has managed to score only twice this season. Even though he was out with injury for almost 2 months, the stats fail to show his efficiency in front of the goal. If Palace are to get safe soon, Benteke has to start firing in goals on a regular basis.

  1. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City):

The Nigerian was compared to Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford in terms of prospect and talent. But sadly for him, he wasn’t in the right club to get enough chances. Pep Guardiola’s recruitment of Gabriel Jesus meant an end for Iheanacho at City from where he went to join Leicester City. With the Foxes, Iheanacho has started thrice and came off the bench eight times but failed to score even once in the league. Change in managers has been a factor too for his form but there are no excuses for his poor form in front of the goal.

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