Part one: Underrated players from the Premier League era

Reaching the top was supposed to be impossible – at 14 he was told he would struggle to walk after being diagnosed with leukaemia – but Kermorgant carved out acareer and his partnership with Wilson proved particularly fruitful, clever interplay allowing his strike-partner to flourish. Ben Fisher Position Striker Time at club 2008-2011, 2016- League apps/goals 255/103 Two separate spells across three divisions, more than 100 goals and a mountain of memories, the evergreen Murray has excelled everywhere from Oldham to Old Trafford in the blue and white stripes since first joining from Carlisle for £300,000 in January 2008. Beavering away inconspicuously in midfield of late has been Ashley Westwood, an unflashy yet consistently effective performer who rarely hits the headlines but whose contribution is missed when he is absent. His anticipation is excellent, some ofhisthrough balls are inspired, and his set piece delivery is so good he has even started scoring direct from corners. He rarely showed many incisive qualities in Chelsea’s colours – his only goal for the club was a close-range effort against Fulham in September 2013 – and there were times when he struggled to convince critics of his worth. Jacob Steinberg Position Midfielder Time at club 2014- League apps/goals 188/17 Having helped Wigan win the FA Cup 12 months earlier, McArthur was initially meant to join Leicester in 2014 but ended up at Selhurst after Nigel Pearson opted to sign Esteban Cambiasso instead. The versatile Scot has since established himself as an integral part of the SE25 furniture, with only Wilfried Zaha having made more than his 188 Premier League appearances of thecurrent squad. The midfielder’s superb technical ability marked him out as potential first-team material when Everton won the FA Youth Cup in 1998 only for a serious knee injury to delay his development. Osmaneventually established himself under David Moyes and, while his versatility came at the expense of a settled position, he produced many exquisite moments, not least a stunning goalagainstLarissa in the 2007-08 Uefa Cup. His performances since joining on a free from Aston Villa put him close to Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté in the rankings of great Premier League bargains. Unfussy summed up his approach on and off the pitch, but for the bulk of his Anfield career the Republic of Ireland international was a highly effective solution to a right- back problem that preceded and followed him.