Picking a Worst XI for the 2010-11 Premier League Season

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Picking a Worst XI for the 2010-11 Premier League Season
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Joe Cole's summer transfer to Liverpool was hailed as a bargain but the former Chelsea man has had a turgid season.

The Premier League season is over and the Internet is awash with postseason analysis. Season-end awards and best XI’s are almost unavoidable at the moment, and rightly so. It’s only natural that such an open, competitive season would produce so much debate and relatively few players have performed to the best of their ability for the full 38 games.

But this list’s purpose is not to discuss whether or not Scott Parker deserves his FWA Player of the Year award, nor if Charlie Adam and Gareth Bale deserve a place in 2010-11’s best XI after their respective midseason lulls. This list is about the players at the opposite end of the spectrum: the players who’ve made the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

For every Javier Hernandez there’s a Carlton Cole, and for every Vincent Kompany there’s a Sol Campbell. While much discussion surrounds the players who’ve had good seasons, there’s little denying the abject performances of some of the season’s biggest flops.

Here, in their respective positions, are 11 of the Premier League’s worst performers from 2010-11.

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