QPR defender Steven Caulker has been singled out by pundit Jamie Redknapp for his 'poor' display against Hull City.
The centre-back signed from Cardiff City in the summer, who he had joined a year earlier from Tottenham Hotspur.
Now facing potential successive relegations with QPR in the midst of a survival battle, Caulker has been called out by Redknapp for his displays.
He told The Mail: "I’m not sure what’s happened to Steven Caulker. It’s been more than two years since he scored on his England debut and back then he looked like one of the country’s brightest youngsters.
"He was poor in the build-up for Hull’s goals on Saturday. Now he needs to do better and start learning quickly."
Here is a statistical overview of how Caulker's performances compare over the past four seasons:
|Team||Season||Tackles won per game||Interceptions won per game||Shots Blocked per game||Errors Leading To Goals||Aerial Duels won per game||Appearances|
While the 23-year-old's average number of tackles won per game has decreased consecutively over the past four seasons, for QPR he has posted his best numbers in terms of interceptions won, and is only 0.08 per game off equalling his highest figure in terms of aerial duels won.
It's also worth noting he has not made what Opta consider a direct error leading to a goal for two seasons.
What is apparent however is that playing for four different clubs in as many seasons is unlikely to have been helpful to his career in terms of getting any consistency. At QPR he has had a number of defensive partners this campaign too, unable to form a consistent pairing.
At 23 there is still time for him to recapture the form which saw him previously called up for England, but playing in a team at the bottom of the table rather than European place battling Tottenham puts him under more pressure on the pitch, with individual recognition also therefore fading.