The Premier League has a number of high-profile stars who are rightly celebrated, but for every Harry Kane and Eden Hazard, there’s an unsung hero who doesn’t perhaps get the plaudits he deserves.
Here we give our list of the Premier League’s five most underrated players:
When you look at the current Manchester City squad, there is so much talent and so many star names that it is easy to see why certain individuals might go relatively unnoticed. Bernardo Silva isn’t even the most appreciated Silva at the club – that honour (perhaps rightly) belongs to Spanish legend David – but the diminutive Portuguese midfielder is an integral cog in this successful Man City wheel.
City remain odds-on favourites to win this season’s Premier league ahead of Liverpool, currently at a best-priced 4/5 with online sports betting sites. If they do go on to do so, the underrated Silva will have made a vital contribution.
Son Heung Min
It’s tough to earn recognition when you’re playing in the shadow of Harry Kane, but Son Heung Min has been key to Tottenham’s successes over the past three seasons.
Signed for £22 million from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, the South Korean striker has scored 65 times in 180 outings for the Lilywhites and stepped up when Kane was injured last season, scoring 12 Premier League goals as well as adding 7 league assists.
With increased pressure for places at Anfield this season as Liverpool mount their title challenge, particularly in centre-midfield following the arrivals of Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita, the fact that Georginio ‘Gini’ Wijnaldum has continued to feature for Jurgen Klopp’s side so often is testament to just how good the Dutchman is.
Wijnaldum often quietly goes about his business but is a creative and reliable operator who has made 31 league appearances last season, with Liverpool currently second favourites to win the League and you can visit this casino to find the most current odds on them doing so.
Watford were fantastic last season as they fired their way to the FA Cup Final, with one man who has been particularly impressive for the Hornets being Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Doucoure has scored 5 league goals and made 6 assists this term and it appears he is not underrated by Paris Saint-Germain at least, with the French club rumoured to be interested in signing the 26-year-old this summer.
Scottish international Ryan Fraser has been a revelation for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth over the past 12-18 months, after initially struggling to break into the side following his move down from Aberdeen.
With The Cherries continuing to punch above their weight in the Premier League, Fraser has chipped in with 7 goals and 11 assists from the wing, appearing in all of Bournemouth’s league games last season and starting 34 of them.