In an age when competition for places at clubs seems to be getting stronger, there’s always a player who regularly finds himself watching from the sidelines more often than his potential suggests.

There are several in the Premier League at the moment, with the likes of Chelsea‘s Florent Malouda pretty much rotting in the reserves despite previously being a consistent top performer in the Premier League.

But who are the players in the top-flight this season who just aren’t being used enough when, quite simply, they still have what it takes to make a positive impact on the division, helping their respective sides either steer clear of relegation or mount a challenge for the Premier League?

Click on Aston Villa’s Darren Bent to reveal the top-flight’s most underused players.