Now that the Premier League 2022–23 season has officially ended, it is a good moment to review several players’ performances. Throughout the season, several players stood out in their respective positions in the league.
There were several talented players who we anticipated make an impression on, but they fell short of leaving a lasting impression. This article will assess and discuss four outstanding Premier League players that disappointed during the just-finished 2022–2023 season.
One of the potential attackers who many experts predicted will shine in the just-finished 2022–23 Premier League season was Richarlison. His offensive displays for Tottenham Hotspur, though, were terrible and alarming.
In 35 appearances, Richarlison only scored three goals and recorded four assists. Given the £60 million he cost to transfer from Everton to Tottenham Hotspur last summer, it was anticipated that he would improve the attack’s outlook. However, a fair appraisal would indicate that he did not accomplish that. He is undoubtedly one of the most underwhelming attackers.
When Kalvin Phillips transferred from Leeds United to Manchester City for £45 million last summer, he was one of the potential midfielders. Phillips was not very effective in midfield in the 21 games that he played for Manchester City, even though many injury setbacks hampered his campaign.
Phillips failed to score any goals and did not have a significant impact in the middle of the pitch either. Similar to how his subpar performances caused him to fall farther down the midfield pecking order, making him one of the season’s worst busts.
One of the promising attackers that fell short was Christian Pulisic. While Chelsea’s inconsistent play may have contributed to his poor performance, it is important to note that he hardly influenced the attack.
During the 2022–23 season, the American winger made 30 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions but only contributed to three goals. Similarly, it can be said that his poor recent form was the main factor in several managers who have overseen Chelsea’s first team dropping him out of the starting XI.
Although Pulisic is a clever and powerful winger, his recent performances have yet to be indicative of his ability.
Phillippe Coutinho is one of the names that spring to mind when discussing brilliant attackers who had trouble finding their form. He made a permanent transfer from Barcelona to Aston Villa for £17 million at the start of the 2022–23 season, although his attack remained shaky the entire time.
Although his inconsistent play might be due to his fitness issues, he was offensively ineffective as he only scored once in the 22 games he played in. His recent bad form was also a factor in his expulsion from Aston Villa’s starting lineup for the just-finished 2022–23 Premier League season.
In the 2022–23 Premier League season, there were four notable players who failed to meet expectations.
Overall, these four players fell below expectations in the 2022–23 Premier League season, failing to deliver the performances that were anticipated of them.