The Premier League has slowly become the most competitive league in the world, and too many quality players don’t get the recognition they deserve. While Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, and Mohammed Salah are great, everyone knows what they can do. Fewer eyes have been on the likes of Brighton’s Jakub Moder, Southampton’s Che Adams, and others, who I’ll be referring to as the Premier League Underrated XI.
GK: José Sá
Wolves’ defense has been rock solid this year, and José Sá has played a massive role in that. He has conceded the second-lowest goals in the Premier League this season, only behind Manchester City. Sá has won three man-of-the-match awards and even has an assist to his name.
RB: Diogo Dalot
Dalot has been a great solution to Manchester United’s right-back struggles. He has been defensively solid and is a young player with much room for improvement. The Portuguese international averages 1.5 tackles per match, the eighteenth highest in the Premier League.
CB: Max Kilman
Max Kilman has been fantastic this season in a back three for Wolves alongside Conor Coady and Romain Saiss. He has been unbelievably consistent and has played a big part in Wolves only conceding seventeen goals this season. The 24-year-old could be in line for an England call-up soon.
CB: Joachim Andersen
I have consistently rated Joachim Andersen highly during his days at Lyon and Fulham. After signing for Crystal Palace and improving their defense dramatically, Andersen has proved that he can compete in the Premier League. The Dane is very comfortable on the ball and is in fine form.
LB: Marc Cucurella
What would this team be without a Brighton player because they genuinely are so underrated. The Seagulls signed the Spanish youngster on deadline day, and what a buy it was. He’s proven his versatility, being slotted in at left-back for Graham Potter’s side, and is fantastic on both sides of the ball.
CDM: Oliver Skipp
After returning from Norwich on loan, Skipp has immediately impacted Tottenham and improved their level of play. Antonio Conte has praised the 21-year-old extensively throughout the season, and his performances have backed it up. When Skipp has started for Spurs in the league this season, they have earned 2.2 points per game, and when he doesn’t, 0.63.
CM: Christian Nørgaard
After being promoted, Brentford have made an excellent impression in the Premier League, and Nørgaard has been at the core of it all. He has won possession off opponents two-hundred times this season, a league-best, more than the likes of Declan Rice and Rodri. He has the second-highest tackles per match as well, only behind Yves Bissouma.
CAM: Jakub Moder
Moder is another Brighton player that has been brilliant under Potter this season. The Polish international can play anywhere in midfield, and I mean anywhere. He has featured in many different positions for Brighton this season and has provided three assists in the Premier League as well. Moder has a natural elegance to his game.
Marc Cucurella and Jakub Moder have been excellent for Brighton this season
LW: Emannuel Dennis
Watford have struggled massively in the Premier League this season. Although, Emmanuel Dennis has still managed to score eight goals and provide five assists. He’s a young and versatile attacker, and if Watford go down he must look to take the next step in his career.
ST: Che Adams
Adams has shown flashes of quality throughout his young career, but he has taken his game to another level this season. He’s formed an excellent striking partnership with Armando Broja, and the two of them have scored six goals apiece for Southampton in the Premier League. I believe that Adams is a player that Arsenal should target in the upcoming transfer window, as he would be a relatively cheap option with lots of potential.
RW: Jarrod Bowen
Jarrod Bowen deserves to be here the least out of everyone on this team. He has been outstanding for West Ham for two seasons now and has been especially lethal this year. Bowen has eight goals and eight assists to his name in the Premier League this season and needs to get the recognition he deserves.