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This season’s signings that have failed to live up to their hype:

  1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Then Englishman was getting frustrated at Arsenal, and things got heated up when he refused to sign a contract last season. He was clear that he wanted to see himself playing in the centre of midfield rather playing wide, and that is why he opted for a move away this summer. Chelsea showed great interest in signing him but somehow Chamberlain wasn’t convinced as he decided to join Liverpool. Till date, he has failed to start for the Reds and even in the substitute appearances he has made, Chamberlain has looked very ordinary, especially with the £35m spent to sign him.

  1. Michael Keane

The former Burnley man became one of the most expensive defenders in the Premier League this summer when Everton signed him for £30m. Apparently, Keane refused a move to his former club Manchester United and signed to play under Ronald Koeman. Everton have deeply struggled in the season so far, and it is safe to say Keane hasn’t been at his best so far. With Ashley Williams/Phil Jagielka, it looked like a strong back-line, but it has leaked a lot of goals. Surely Keane has more to offer and hopefully with time he can change his form around.

  1. Victor Lindelof

United needed to bring in a new centre-back this summer, and they sure did in the form of Swedish defender Victor Lindelof. Many expected him to be Eric Bailly’s partner at the back, but it seems that Lindelof will require some more time to get used to the physicality and game style of the Premier League. With Phil Jones doing well, Lindelof has the time to adapt and then fight for his place, but he has a long way to go.

  1. Kelechi Iheanacho

The Nigerian had to move away from Manchester City to get some regular game time, and in the bid of doing so, he signed for Leicester City this summer. Unfortunately for him, he has struggled to make it in the Leicester starting XI. Vardy has been in good form in front of the goal and so has been Shinji Okazaki which has altogether made it almost impossible for Iheanacho to prove himself. With the chances given to him, he has not been that impressive, and he has ground to make up.

  1. Davy Klaassen

It is always tricky to transit from the Dutch league to the Premier League, and Davy Klaassen is one example proving the same. Klaassen joined Everton from Ajax this summer. While Ronaldo Koeman expected Klaassen to impress everyone in England, the Dutchman has looked off his pace and has failed to make the impression he was supposed to. He has failed to start regularly for the Merseyside club, and the Dutchman has loads to work on.

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