Premier League

5 Premier League stars who have struggled for gametime this season

Arjun Singh Devgan
Donny van de Beek has struggled for gametime this season
Donny van de Beek has struggled for gametime this season / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Leagues in Europe are in full swing with almost a half of the season almost completed, with the usual suspects dominating their respective leagues. While a number of top players have lived up to their reputations and hype so far, there are some top players who have struggled for gametime at their clubs.

Here, we take a look at five Premier League players who have struggled for gametime this season.

1. Donny van de Beek (Manchester United) - 7 minutes

Donny van de Beek
Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Donny van de Beek's situation at Manchester United has flummoxed many considering that he has struggled for gametime under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the Red Devils having a poor run of results off late.

The Dutchman has played just seven minutes in the league so far, which is baffling to be honest.

2. Joe Gomez (Liverpool) - 14 minutes

Joe Gomez
Atletico Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Joe Gomez has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool and while one can say that he has not sufficiently recovered from a knee surgery last season - 14 minutes is still extremely few minutes for a player of his caliber.

It will be interesting to see whether he can get more minutes under his belt once the fixtures come in thick and fast as the season progresses.

3. Saul (Chelsea) - 48 minutes

Saul Niguez
Chelsea v Southampton - Carabao Cup Round of 16 / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Much was expected from Saul following his loan spell to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer, but the Spaniard has failed to dislodge the Blues regular midfielders from the first XI.

The Spaniard has managed to be on the field for just 48 minutes, with it being reported that he is said to be frustrated with his lack of gametime so far.

4. Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City) - 57 minutes

Oleksandr Zinchenko
Manchester City v Club Brugge KV: Group A - UEFA Champions League / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

Oleksandr Zinchenko's lack of gametime this season comes as a surprise considering that he has been regularly by Pep Guardiola in the past. The 24-year-old has made just two appearances in the league so far, and he might just look for a move away next summer, if the situation does not improve soon.

5. Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur) - 62 minutes

Bryan Gil
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur - Carabao Cup Round of 16 / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Tottenham Hotspur signed Bryan Gil in a a fee part-exchange deal for £21million from Sevilla, with Erik Lamela going the other way. The youngster who is still adjusting to life in England, is yet to feature consistently, with former manager, Nuno Espirito Santo opting to use him in Europe rather in the league.