The English Premier League is filled with talented players who can make a difference to any game at any time.
Some of these players get all the credit and applause, while some often go under the radar and are underrated by both fans and pundits alike.
The likes of Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez always grab the headlines and get high praise from managers and fans alike. These players are also loved by the media and their achievements are sometimes glorified.
But there are players in every team who, despite not occupying the limelight, are just as important. These players are often overlooked by experts and fans alike, but they play a very important role for their respective teams.
Whether it’s no-nonsense defenders or tireless midfielders or flying full backs, these players work just as hard and deserve much more recognition for their efforts. After all soccer is a team sport and you need 11 players for a team to work.
So in this article, we take a look at five of the most underrated players in the English Premier League. These players may not be the biggest stars, but they make their teams tick with their consistent performances week in, week out.