The EPL is very competitive and entertaining. Football in the league is usually played at breakneck speed and this has added to its competitiveness and unpredictability.
Most teams in the EPL adapt to the playing conditions in the league while a few struggle to adapt. This also applies to players. In some cases, the players can adapt to the breakneck speed of the English Premier League while their clubs struggle to. This has made those players look too good for their clubs.
A good example of a player being too good for his EPL was Jack Grealish, who was head and shoulder above other players at Aston Villa and was eventually signed by Manchester City last summer.
In this article, we would be taking a look at five players who are currently too good for their current English Premier League clubs:
5. Marc Cucurella – Brighton and Hove Albion
Marc Cucurella might be a not-so-popular name in the English Premier League but the Spanish left-back was a revelation for Brighton and Hove Albion last season. He joined the English side last summer and took to the rigorous conditions of the English Premier League like a duck to water.
Last season, he created 38 chances, the same as Chelsea’s Mason Mount, and also finished the season with 91 tackles. He scored one goal and provided one assist and also won the club’s Player of the Year award. He is currently being monitored by Manchester City.
4. Kalvin Phillips – Leeds United
Kalvin Phillips is a regular in Gareth Southgate’s team and he currently plies his trade with Leeds United, who were almost relegated last season. The English international missed a host of games last season and his absence was the major reason for the Lily Whites’ struggles last season.
With Manchester City on his tail, he is unlikely to stay at Leeds United much longer.
3. Raphinha – Leeds United
Raphinha is another player who deserves to be playing for a bigger club, if not in the English Premier League, then outside of it.
Despite all of Leeds United’s struggles last season, one player who always stood out was Raphinha. He scored ten goals and provided three assists last season.
2. Ruben Neves – Wolverhampton Wanderers
When talking about the best deep-lying playmakers in the English Premier League, it would be a crime not to mention Ruben Neves. The Portuguese midfielder is adept at dictating play from deep, has an excellent vision and has a knack for scoring long-range thunderbolts.
Last season, he scored four goals and provided two assists and at age 25, it’s high time he left Wolves in search of a club where he can win trophies regularly.
1. Declan Rice – West Ham United
Declan Rice’s incredible talent has come to the fore in the last two to three seasons. The English midfielder has shown himself worthy of playing for a bigger European club than West Ham United.
The WestHam United academy graduate reads the game excellently and is also able to execute defensive actions. He has also recently improved the attacking aspect of his game with his ball-carrying qualities.
After another barren season for West Ham United, it would be a wise decision if the English international leaves the Hammers for a bigger club in Europe.
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