6 of the Most Underrated Players Currently Plying Their Trade in the Premier League

This is a list including the most underrated players within the Premier League according to statistics and facts. 


These players may have gone under the radar and not received the appreciation that they deserve this season, or possibly may have re-captured the performances of their earlier years which has gone unnoticed. 

6. Arthur Masuaku - West Ham

With his outrageous piece of skill against Tottenham on Thursday night, it was difficult to not put the defender on this list. However, Masuaku has had an outstanding season and has provided consistently good performances for some time now. 


A key trait within the West Ham defender is his ability and desire to get forward, as the full-back has completed on average 3.4 dribbles per game so far this season. This is the third highest in the Premier League, completing more dribbles than the likes of Coutinho, Salah and Sane. 

5. Pascal Gross - Brighton & Hove Albion

Pascal Gross has had quite the season since joining from FC Ingolstadt 04 within the summer transfer window, cementing himself as a fan favourite at the Amex Stadium. 


The German midfielder has scored four goals and assisted five this season, contributing to a goal every 188 minutes within the Premier League. In addition to this, Gross made history at the club by scoring their first ever goal within the top flight. 


Furthermore, Gross has demonstrated his creativity this season by producing 2.1 key passes per game, which is equal to Eden Hazard and greater than the likes of Dele Alli and Juan Mata. 

4. Robbie Brady - Burnley

Brady operates on the left side of midfield for Burnley and has been a key figure within the team before getting injured at the beginning of December. However, his creativity has been a key component to their success this season. 


Brady provides 2.6 crosses per game on average, this is the greatest amount of crosses completed by any player in the Premier League. This suits Burnley's style of play as it allows the likes of Sam Vokes and Chris Wood to be a physical presence within the attacking box, which leads to a large proportion of their goals. 

3. Pedro Obiang - West Ham

Pedro Obiang has become a fan favourite at the London Stadium and when taking in his recent performances into consideration, it is clear to see why. Obiang operates within the heart of midfield for West Ham and has demonstrated his undeniable ability within East London this season. 


The midfielder has made around 2.7 tackles a game this season, demonstrating his defensive solidity and has produced better numbers than the likes of Bakayoko and Fernandinho. 


In addition to this, Obiang has shown that he has the ability to go forward with 1.2 dribbles per game which is rare amongst defensive midfielders. Furthermore, with his outrageous goal against Tottenham, it is worth keeping an eye on this player. 

2. Ashley Young - Manchester United

Taking into consideration Young went from being cast away from the side to eventually fighting his way back into the first team as a makeshift full-back, Young has had an impressive season. 


The former winger has adapted well to life as a full-back and has provided some excellent performances in the position. Young has produced 1.8 tackles per game and 1.9 interceptions per game on average, higher than both Marcos Alonso and Hector Bellerin - who have played in the full-back position throughout their entire careers. 


In addition to this, Young has contributed to four assists this season and produced a wonderful free-kick against Watford

1. Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester City

Leicester City have done it again, they have found the next hidden gem in the form of Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigerian is a ball-winning midfielder who boasts one of the highest defensive statistics throughout the entirety of the Premier League. 


Ndidi makes an average of 4.1 tackles per game which is the highest in the EPL and also Europe's top five leagues. N'Golo Kante, who? In addition to this, he completes 3.2 aerial duels per game which is far greater than the likes of Nemanja Matic and Alvaro Morata. 

This concludes the list of the Premier League's most underrated players, so we strongly suggest you get them in your Fantasy Football teams before everybody realises how good these players actually are! 

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