FLOP XI - More Liverpool than Tottenham signings feature... and Fellaini

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Manchester United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Norwich City and Cardiff City among those included.

The season is coming to a close and the PFA Team of the Season is soon to be announced, yet what about those who have disappointed?

We have put together a 'worst eleven', based purely from last summer and January's signings, and lined them up in an appropriately bad 3-3-4 formation, partly due to the number of woeful strikers demanding inclusion.

We have perhaps controversially selected more Liverpool players than Tottenham, judging only Roberto Soldado to be ridiculously bad enough to make the team. The consolation for Liverpool is that the two players who are included, are loan players, and unlikely to be retained this summer.

Without further ado, here's our worst of the worst...

Martin Stekelenburg (Fulham)

Goalkeeper was the hardest position to select, without any standout terrible performances. Fulham goalkeeper Stekelenburg gets the nod, due to his status as a Dutch World Cup finalist, and 'next Van Der Sar' tag, and current status. The former Roma man presently finds himself dropped and sitting on the bench behind David Stockdale who was on loan in the Championship last season. He was run close by Arsenal reserve Emiliano Viviano who was brought in on loan and is yet to play, with his sole contribution conceding five on his debut for the under-21 side.

Santiago Vergini (Sunderland)

Sunderland's two managers this season Paolo di Canio and Gus Poyet have bought almost an entire squad between them, but Vergini may be the biggest liability. The Argentine defender is in on loan, and was criticised by SkySports pundit Jamie Carragher as looking 'out of his depth' after a handful of high profile errors for the Black Cats.

Martin Demichelis (Manchester City)

A late resurgence is too little too late for the former Malaga man, who has appeared like a liability all season for City. It was his red card against Barcelona which set the Premier League side back in the tie, and in truth he has been an accident waiting to happen all season. It's City's fault that for all their riches, they could not find anybody better, during the two transfer windows they had to improve the team.

Aly Cissokho (Liverpool)

The on loan Valencia defender has struggled from day one at Anfield, and it's no coincidence Liverpool's winning run has coincided with his absence from the side. Since the win over Fulham, Cissokho has played just 17 minutes of Premier League football, and is unlikely to be signed permanently.

Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United/Cardiff)

Sir Alex Ferguson's last signing, Wilfried Zaha has failed to live up to his star billing and £15 million price tag since arriving at United. He was barely used by David Moyes, but thoughts this was unfair have not been alleviated by his underwhelming form since arriving at Cardiff on loan. It hasn't happened for him, and his World Cup dream will simply refer to 2018 instead.

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United)

Introducing the captain of the side: If David Moyes needed a signing to pan out for him, this was it. Fellaini cost a staggering £27.5 million, and hasn't looked close to justifying a quarter of that fee. If any manager could be expected to get the best out of him, you would imagine it would be Moyes, from his Everton days, but Fellaini has looked lost and out of his depth.

Victor Moses (Liverpool)

Victor Moses was expected to revitalise his career at Liverpool after getting lost in the shuffle at Chelsea, but has failed to impress. Signing on a season long loan, he has been reduced to cameo substitute appearances, eclipsed by the terrific Raheem Sterling. His career is back in limbo and a summer exit from Chelsea to a mid-table side awaits.

Roberto Soldado (Tottenham)

Spurs spend £100 million last summer on new players but none have worked out quite as badly as Soldado, expected to be a surefire success. The Spaniard has just two goals from open play in the Premier League, and looks like the worst £30 million spent all season. Teammate Erik Lamela is not included in the team after much deliberation, with injuries denying him a fair chance to fight for a place and show what he can do.

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland)

Sunderland fans didn't know which Jozy Altidore would turn up. The woeful forward who scored just one goal for Hull City in 2009/10, or the more mature freescoring Eredivisie striker who netted 31 goals in 41 games last season. Sadly for Sunderland it was the latter, with the £8.5 million signing struggling from day one to adjust to the Premier League. The American has just one Premier League goal to his name.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich)

The signing of Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel was tipped to fire Norwich City into the top half of the Premier League table. Instead his inability to hit the back of the net appears to have cost manager Chris Hughton his job. He has just one goal to his name in the Premier League, and missed an excellent chance from a late header which could have claimed a draw against Liverpool a week ago.

Andreas Cornelius (Cardiff)

No flop team of the season is complete without referencing Cardiff City's most disastrous piece of business. The Danish striker cost the club £8 million, yet was not handed a single start, and failed to score. He was sold in January for just £3 million and bagged a hat-trick on his debut for FC Copenhagen.

Manager: David Moyes (Manchester United)

Who else to manage this motley bunch than the Chosen One himself, David Moyes. It's almost 12 months since it was agreed he would sign a six-year contract at Manchester United, and he already finds himself in the unemployment line. Everything which could have gone wrong, did, and Moyes finds himself with his reputation in tatters.

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