These star players massively under-performed last term.

With the 2021-22 Premier League season coming to a conclusion, hype is already building around the new campaign, despite it being three months away. The 2021-22 Premier League season saw Manchester City lift the title on the final day, with a brilliant late comeback against Aston Villa. Mohamed Salah claimed both the top scorer and assist-provider awards in the league. While Phil Foden claimed the Young Player of the Season award.

The likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Anthony Gordon, Tino Livramento, Anthony Elanga and many other youngsters breakthrough into the first-team. But, the season also saw many recognized stars’ form fall off massively, while others just didn’t quite get going. Here, we take a look at five players who can redeem themselves in the Premier League next term.

5. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

The English striker started the season in good form, as he scored in the first three games of the Premier League campaign. But, then he missed the next couple of games due to injury. With the Toffees in horrible form, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was rushed back into the starting lineup and it clearly showed.

Then he missed a major chunk of the season due to a fractured toe. But, he did end the campaign on a high as he scored or assisted in the last three games of the season to help Everton survive the drop. Calvert-Lewin ended the season with just five goals and two goals to his name.

4. Danny Ings (Aston Villa)

Danny Ings has recorded just seven goals in the Premier League this term.
Dany Ings recorded just seven goals in the Premier League last season. (Courtesy – Premier League)

The 29-year-old joined Aston Villa at the start of the season and big things were expected of him. Villa were highly praised for their recruitment of Ings, Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia to replace the outgoing Jack Grealish.

But, none of the moves quite worked out and could easily be on the same list. However, Danny Ings, in particular, has been a massive disappointment. The English striker recorded just seven goals in the Premier League last term.

3. Willy Boly (Wolves)

Not the biggest name on the list, but Willy Boly has been a very important part of Wolves‘ success in recent times. He used to be one of the first names on the team-sheet, alongside club captain Conor Coady under Nuno Espirito Santo. Boly started the season as a regular, but then missed a major chunk due to a leg injury.

Max Kilman was thrown into the starting lineup and both the defender and the manager have not looked back ever since. Even after returning from injury, Boly remained on the bench. But, he will be hoping that he can regain his starting spot in the defence next term.

2. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)

Christian Pulisic Premier League
Christian Pulisic made just 22 appearances in the Premier League this term. (Courtesy- Eurosport)

Still just 23 years of age, it seems like Christian Pulisic has been around for ages. Despite joining Chelsea in the summer of 2020, the American winger is yet to lock his spot in the starting lineup. Pulisic was handed just 22 appearances in the Premier League by Thomas Tuchel last term. Most of these appearances came off the bench.

The 23-year-old scored just six goals in this time. While people may argue that the winger has not been provided with enough chances, he does need to work on his finishing if he wants to be a mainstay in Tuchel’s side.

1. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

It seems like Marcus Rashford’s career and form has all gone down hiss since the penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final against Italy. The English winger underwent surgery on his shoulder at the start of the season. He did come off the bench to score against Leicester City in his return game.

But, since Ralf Rangnick’s arrival at the helm, Rashford was pushed out to the right wing and he has not even remotely looked like his former self. Rashford ended the season with just five goals and two assists to his name. He will be hoping that Erik ten Hag can help revive his career next term.

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