The Premier League has been graced with some wonderful talents over the years, with some players turning in good performances for various different clubs, David Ginola for Newcastle and then Tottenham Hotspur, Dwight Yorke for Aston Villa and Manchester United and Patrick Vieira for Arsenal and now Manchester City.
Sadly for many players though this isn’t the case, either they can’t live up to the high transfer fee, troubled by injuries or just loss that extra yard of pace. So who are the top 10 players whose careers nosedived after promising starts? Will Fernando Torres be joining them soon?
Feel free to add any glaring omissions in the comments below:
List compiled by Dan Blazer