These three players have been Sunderland’s worst so far this season

Younes Kaboul, Patrick van Aanholt and Lee Cattermole have been the three worst players for Sunderland so far this season.

Younes Kaboul

Younes Kaboul joined Sunderland from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer and was expected to help the Black Cats become stronger in defence.

However, the 29-year-old former Tottenham defender is proving to be very bad signing for the Black Cats, who have been struggling for points in the opening weeks of the season.

The former Spurs centre-back was abysmal against Leicester City in Sunderland’s opening league match of the 2015-16 campaign.

Kaboul failed to read the game, made clumsy challenges and lacked positional sense against Norwich City and struggled once against against Aston Villa.

Patrick van Aanholt

Just like Kaboul, Patrick van Aanholt has been one of the worst players for Sunderland so far this season.

The 25-year-old left-back was defensively very bad against Leicester at the King Power Stadium and played a role in Norwich’s second and third goals.

The Netherlands international fared little better against Swansea City at the Stadium of Light, while against Villa at Villa Park he failed to contain Alan Hutton.

Lee Cattermole

Lee Cattermole is one of the most important players for Sunderland, but the defensive midfielder is having a bad season.

The 27-year-old was really bad against Leicester and did not even last 30 minutes, while against Norwich he made mistakes for two of their goals.

Although Cattermole did relatively well against Swansea and made some good interceptions, against Villa at Villa Park before the international break he was once again disappointing and was taken off at half time.

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