Welbeck, Bardsley, and...? Five villains from the Premier League in midweek

Stoke City, Cardiff City, Sunderland, Manchester United, West Ham United, Southampton all feature.

On a midweek of so many heroes, it is difficult to pick out many villains from this week’s Premier League action, but we’re going to try. Some of them maybe a bit harsh, but perhaps they could have improved their performance.

Here’s five people, groups of people, or clubs that you could argue are villains this week for their part in the Premier League action.

Stoke and Cardiff

On a night when nine games produced 32 goals, you’d think Stoke and Cardiff would want to join in the fun? It turns out not so as they served up an uninspiring goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium and claimed the last spot on Match of the Day.

Phil Bardsley

Bardsley was perhaps a little unfortunate but there is no getting away from the fact that his own goal put any hopes of Sunderland had of getting something out their game with Chelsea beyond doubt. Though he did try and make amends two minutes later scoring at the right end.

Danny Welbeck

Welbeck didn’t even have a shot on target in Manchester United’s game against Everton as United slumped to their second home defeat of the season. He perhaps ought to have done better with his header which smacked against the cross bar when he ought to have hit the target.

Ravel Morrison

Temper probably got the better of Morrison towards the end of West Ham’s loss at Crystal Palace as he pushed Joel Ward in the face. Perhaps he is lucky to avoid any retrospective action, but let’s hope that’s the worst we see of Morrison’s temper.

Southampton’s defence

It’s not often Southampton’s defence has come in for criticism this season but last night there was every reason to. Some poor defending allowed Aston Villa to score three times and take all three points, all this with 23% possession. Staggering!

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