EPL: Top 10 Stars That Crashed and Burned in the English Premier League

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EPL: Top 10 Stars That Crashed and Burned in the English Premier League
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Since the creation of the English Premier League in 1992, there have been a steady influx of foreign players. There has been great debate about whether the level of overseas players was having a detrimental effect on the development of young English talent at all Premier League clubs.

On 26 Dec. 1999, Chelsea became the first team to having a starting 11 consisting completely of foreign players. 

And on 14 Feb. 2005, Arsenal posted an entire squad of foreigners for a league match.

Amongst all the overseas players coming to the Premier League, there have been some fantastic successes, but there have also been spectacular failures.

Star players with European and even world class reputations have come to the Premier League and crashed and burned. 

Many of these stars were brought by their clubs on big money transfers and expectations soared that they would shine even brighter. However, they became the most amazing flops to ever play in the Premier League.

Here are the top 10 biggest foreign failures in Premier League history.

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