The Premier League might be a few weeks old, yet some players and clubs are already enduring what many would consider their worst years in the English top flight.

From Leicester City’s disastrous start to the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool performing well below their expectations, it has been an unusual Premier League season for many, with some of the worst displays coming from teams and players very few would have expected.

Not many would have expected the Foxes to be bottom of the table heading into the international break with the likes of West Ham, Wolves and Aston Villa sitting near the foot of the Premier League standings, and for some players, this season has been an utter horrorshow.

With that in mind, here is HITC Sport’s most disappointing Premier League XI of the season so far, with numerous big names playing well below their actual quality in what has been a surprising campaign in England’s biggest sporting division.

Disappointing Premier League XI of the season so far

Ward starts in goal with Bournemouth duo and Digne in defence

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As mentioned, Leicester have been something of a mess this season, and the departure of Kasper Schmeichel with Danny Ward replacing the Danish international is a key reason behind the Foxes’ incredible collapse, with the Welshman the worst-rated player from WhoScored’s Premier League player ratings.

Leicester are not the only club to be a disaster at the back, with AFC Bournemouth already recording a 9-0 loss away to Liverpool this season with new signing Marco Senesi and right-back Adam Smith struggling to adapt to the Premier League following their promotion back up from the Championship.

With Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna also finding the top-flight hard, the Scottish international joins the defence, with Aston Villa star Lucas Digne also in the backline with the French international struggling massively this season for Steven Gerrard’s under-performing side.

McGinn and Gallagher headline defence with Leicester star Ndidi

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Digne isn’t the only Villa player to join the disappointing Premier League Xi, with new captain John McGinn also making the team in central midfield, with the Scottish midfielder performing well-below his usual best after establishing himself as one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League.

McGinn isn’t the only midfielder who has struggled this season, with Leicester destroyer Wilfried Ndidi also yet to hit any sort of form this campaign, along with the majority of his teammates, with the Nigerian international having a particular horrorshow against Tottenham in a 6-2 loss to the north London side.

Completing the midfield is Chelsea talent Conor Gallagher, who after having a breakout season with Crystal Palace last season has barely hit any of the heights the youngster enjoyed at Selhurst Park in west London, with the England international sent off in his first Premier League start for the Blues this campaign.

Vardy leads the attack with Bowen and Arsenal target Pedro Neto

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Jamie Vardy’s form seemed to completely proceed the Leicester legend’s age in the Premier League, yet the 35-year-old has seemingly been caught by time this season, with the striker yet to hit the back of the net in his seven league appearances this campaign.

The veteran striker isn’t the only one who is struggling to score, though, with reported Arsenal target Pedro Neto also finding it hard to get any sort of rhythm going with Wolves as Bruno Lage’s side remain the lowest scorers in the Premier League with an embarrassing three goals scored in seven matches.

Rounding off the XI is West Ham star Jarrod Bowen, who in a similar vein to Gallagher is struggling massively to find any sort of form this campaign after a breakout year in the Premier League last term, though, unlike his Chelsea rival, the winger has this September manager to retain his spot in the England squad for this month’s international fixtures.

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