With all the benefits that come from being a Premier League footballer, the heaviest of burdens laid upon any star’s shoulders is living up to the expectations of others.
Whether it be a massive price-tag that turns out to have been unjustly paid, or a one-club hero that just isn’t doing his part, many a player can fall short of the mark.
The 2012-13 season has been the same as any other and while there are those who surprise us with their success, there are others who surprise us with their failure.
A team’s failings can’t be put down to one person, of course, but that won’t stop your everyday pundit from filtering out individuals who aren’t performing to specification.
They may yet reverse their luck this campaign, but these are the 15 who just aren’t doing it as they should be so far this season.
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