A Premier League outcast XI costing over £200m, including Arsenal and Chelsea duos

first_imgEarlier in his career, many people thought Ibe could emulate Raheem Sterling’s rise, but they were very wrong.After failing to get into Liverpool’s team under Jurgen Klopp, a move to Bournemouth seemed a sensible step for his career in 2016.However, he has failed to kick on and is rarely ever trusted by manager Eddie Howe in Premier League games.Ibe was left out of the squad for the Cherries’ trip to Arsenal two weeks ago.Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)Cost: £18million getty 13 Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network Rojo is behind Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Axel Tuanzebe in the pecking order at Old Trafford.He was linked with a deadline day switch to Everton, but the move fell through.Rojo has publicly admitted he will seek to leave again in January if his game-time does not improve.He is yet to start a Premier League game this season.Charlie Taylor (Burnley)Cost: £6million compensation fee Charlie Taylor injured his groin during the summer 13 AFP or licensors Getty Images – Getty 13 This time last year, the Uruguayan was on his way to becoming the Gunners fans’ darling. A goal in the 4-2 win over Tottenham in December sealed it in style.Now he’s barely making an impact on the pitch and has made just two league starts this season.Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)Cost: £42.5million Mesut Ozil is not in Unai Emery’s good books Getty Images – Getty 13 13 Lovre Kalinic is Aston Villa’s fourth-choice goalkeeper Victor Wanyama could have left Tottenham in the summer Jordon Ibe possibly needs a fresh start 13 There was a lot of excitement surrounding Chelsea’s signing of Pulisic, who made his name with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.But so far, the 21-year-old has struggled to adapt to the Premier League, starting just three of Chelsea’s opening eight Premier League games.Pulisic has admitted he is frustrated by his lack of playing time.He said: “It is very frustrating, but I will continue to work my hardest because I want to play.“He (Lampard) said to keep working and I have to improve myself in training and try to get back in the line-up.“The city is great, I’ve enjoyed it. It has been good but it has been a change. There are going to be challenges, I knew it was going to be tough coming here.“It is never going to be easy. I’ve got to grind out. I want to be back and be a part of the team and help the team win games.” 13 13 Olivier Giroud was a hero for Chelsea in the Europa League last season Despite being the club’s highest paid player on £350,000-a-week, Ozil has failed to make Arsenal’s last three matchday squads.Unai Emery has insisted other players ‘deserve’ a place on the bench more than the German.It has been a fall from grace for Ozil, who was once considered one of the best midfielders in Europe.His Arsenal future looks bleak under Emery.Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth)Cost: £15million Giroud’s outstanding performances in the Europa League last season earned him a new contract at Stamford Bridge.With Chelsea’s transfer ban, he looked set to be their first-choice striker this term.However, Frank Lampard has been rewarded for placing his faith in youth with Tammy Abraham netting eight goals to be the current top scorer in the Premier League, alongside Sergio Aguero.Michy Batshuayi’s emergence has also resulted in Giroud being in and out of matchday squads in recent weeks.Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)Cost: £58million Kalinic was signed in January to aid Aston Villa’s promotion push with supporters less than convinced by Orjan Nyland after a number of shaky displays.The Croatia goalkeeper started seven games for Villa, before suffering a concussion and being replaced by Jed Steer.Steer, who had just returned from a loan spell at Charlton, kept his place in goal and played a crucial role in Villa’s return to the Premier League.The £8million summer signing of Tom Heaton pushed Kalinic even further down the pecking order at Villa Park.Now, he is the club’s fourth-choice goalkeeper behind Heaton, Steer and Nyland.Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)Cost: £19million getty center_img Getty Images Joe Gomez needs to rediscover his form Marcos Rojo is not in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans 13 Mesut Ozil has been frozen out at Arsenal under Emery Gomez has been plagued by injuries since joining Liverpool from Charlton in 2015. Just when he was beginning to form a solid partnership with Virgil van Dijk last season, he fractured his leg.In his absence, Joel Matip stepped up and has been faultless.Liverpool conceded three goals against RB Salzburg in the Champions League with Gomez in defence, and he was replaced by Dejan Lovren for the following game against Leicester before the international break.He needs to force his way back into Liverpool’s starting XI if he wants to play at Euro 2020 next summer.Marcos Rojo (Manchester United)Cost: £16million Getty 13 Wanyama almost left Tottenham for Club Brugge in the summer and his Spurs future is still uncertain.The midfielder has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League and started in the club’s shock Carabao Cup exit to League Two minnows Colchester last month.Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)Cost: £26.4million Getty Images 13 Getty Images – Getty talkSPORT.com’s Premier League outcast XI Jose Mourinho described Dalot as the ‘best young full-back in Europe’ when he signed the defender last summer.But he failed to nail down the right-back spot last season and has seen his playing time worsen with the £50million arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Illness has sidelined Wan-Bissaka for the past three games, which resulted in Dalot’s first Premier League start against Newcastle.However, the youngster was substituted after 60 minutes as United lost 1-0.Joe Gomez (Liverpool)Cost: £3.5million Some Premier League players are bound to be unhappy by their lack of first-team action at the moment.We’re only eight games into the 2019/20 season, but it is becoming increasingly clear to see the players who are out of favour with their managers. 13 Taylor was an ever-present in Burnley’s defence last season, but a groin injury in pre-season saw summer signing Erik Pieters start on the opening day of the campaign.Pieters grabbed two assists against Southampton and maintained his place in the team.Taylor’s first Premier League appearance of the season came as a second-half substitute against Everton when he replaced an injured Pieters.It could be a chance for the ex-Leeds man to stake a claim for a first-team place.Victor Wanyama (Tottenham)Cost: £11million Getty – Contributor Getty Unai Emery appears to have given up on Mesut Ozil, while Olivier Giroud is struggling to make the bench at Chelsea.It remains to be seen if current fringe players will play a bigger part as the season goes on.Below, talkSPORT.com has created a Premier League outcast XI, which cost a combined total of £217million.Lovre Kalinic (Aston Villa)Cost: £5.4million Christian Pulisic is struggling for form at Chelsea 13 Diogo Dalot is not a regular starter at Old Trafford Getty Images – Getty Torreira has been linked with a move away from Arsenal last_img read more