That side featured the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, briefly, Henrik Larsson. Les Bleus opted to take the likes of Marcel Desailly, Lilian Thuram, Mickael Silvestre and William Gallas to Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006 instead. The shy, reserved Frenchman admitted to football.london that he was "scared" and didn't "feel ready" for life as a first-team star at Highbury. His forgettable spell in West London came to an end in 2011, when he was sold by Andre Villas-Boas to Anzhi Makhachkala. The 50 worst players in Premier League history By Alex Reid 27 March 2019 Put your hands over your eyes - just as many fans did as they watched this hapless bunch. For other inquiries, Contact Us. He was, unsurprisingly, no Thierry Henry – but who was? 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You can unsubscribe at any time. Things were going okay for the burly 6ft 3in centre-back... until it came to a match at Old Trafford. After a brief spell with Wolves he returned to Australia with Northern Spirit. The former Aberdeen boss won 13 Premier League titles as Manchester United manager and made them champions of Europe twice. This is not, perhaps, the chant you would expect to be most associated to a member of Arsenal's famous "Invincibles" side of 2003-04. He was never capped by France, who could call on Henry, Nicholas Anelka and David Trezeguet in the mid-2000s. IF Liverpool's recent Premier League triumph following 30 barren years has taught us anything, it's that it takes an awful lot to win the title. The following season brought just five appearances and Ferguson was sold to second-tier Wolves. Here are our picks for the seven worst players to have claimed a Premier League winner’s medal. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Since its inception in 1992 the Premier League has seen some varied winners, but none surely worse than this lot - including Ronnie Wallwork - and they all have a title medal more than Steven Gerrard. You know the one. It’s fair to say though that he had a little bit of a blind spot when it came to son Darren. Somehow, however, he managed to wrack up 125 appearances in four years at Chelsea - bagging the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League along the way. This deal proved infamous, however, with the Black Cats failing to win any of Rodwell's first 39 games at the club... and still having to pay him a reported £70k-a-week in the Championship. Arsene Wenger showed belief in him, however, picking him ten times as the Gunners swept aside all competition in the league that season. He did enough to win a medal in the 'Aguerooooo' season though, after which he only played one more game for the club. That was particularly true for De Laet, who hasn’t come close to hitting anything like such heights since. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Somehow, however, he managed to wrack up 125 appearances in four years at Chelsea - bagging the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League along the way. Supposedly England's next great midfielder when he burst onto the scene with Everton, Rodwell earned a big-money £15m move to Manchester City in 2012 when he was just 21-years-old. He signed for Sheffield United in January but was yet to make a Premier League appearance when the coronavirus shutdown hit. The three-cap international struggled for form at the Etihad, and following their 2014 title win signed a four-year contract with Sunderland. He did still manage to pick up a medal in Carlo Ancelotti's all-conquering 2009/10 vintage though. Viewers were particularly unhappy with Paul Hollywood's rainbow flag reference, Ordinary bungalow for sale with its own secret pub to get around 10pm last orders, From the front of the property in Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire, it has all the appearances of an ordinary family home but the garden holds much more than you would expect, Coronavirus lockdown changes today: What you can and can't do from Saturday, Lancashire is going into Tier 3 lockdown, Northern Ireland is shutting all pubs and restaurants, Wales is banning millions of Englanders from visiting, and London, Essex and York are banning indoor gatherings. Serbian Mateja Kezman arrived at Stamford Bridge as part of the Jose Mourinho revolution in 2004, being handed the No9 shirt vacated by Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink following his move from PSV Eindhoven. The Romanian had size on his side... but not an awful lot else. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. He lasted only one season in East London too, before a couple of seasons at Southampton. We've also gone for one for every year of that last decade. The Swiss was seen as a statement signing for Leicester in the summer of 2015, but in the end he barely featured in their miracle season. His 17 leagues appearances thanks to Cole’s injury in the Blues’ double winning season of 2009/10 nets him a spot here. But with the Premier League's 28th season about to wind to a close, there are plenty of those precious medals now swirling around - and not just adorning the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry's mantelpieces. You certainly do not think of 2003-04 title winner Pascal Cygan. Eyebrows were recently raised when he made his Premier League comeback, being withdrawn from the bench by Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder. He was also stabbed in a nightclub while playing for Barnsley, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison for receiving stolen goods in 2011. But the monobrowed right-back was often a calamity at Stamford Bridge... and subsequently even worse at Queens Park Rangers - when he once refused to even take his place on the bench. Having fallen out of favour in the Championship, however, the 33-year-old now finds himself on loan in Cyprus with Omonia. In the modern era, the squads of the top clubs have to remain a little bloated, as the manager needs enough options with which to negate the punishing schedule teams face. As a wise man once said, it’s a funny old game. The Romanian had size on his side... but not an awful lot else. Celtic fans may remember the striker briefly turning up at Parkhead, making a grand total of two appearances which both came against Artmedia Bratislava in the Champions League. The right manager, blend of players, hard work, dedication, skill... it is no wonder that picking up a winners' medal in this division is among the most impressive feats in football. 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Juan Cuadrado arrived at Chelsea to much fanfare in January 2015 for around £23m from Fiorentina, with the Blues flying high at the top of the Premier League. IF Liverpool's recent Premier League triumph following 30 barren years has taught us anything, it's that it takes an awful lot to win the title.