3. David Luiz – Chelsea
In third place on the Top 10 Underperforming footballers this season is the Brazilian centre-back David Luiz. The ‘geezer’ who was one of Chelsea’s best players last season has been struggling this season. He started the season fine, but after a drop in form and after questioning Antonio Conte’s tactics after the 3-0 loss to Roma, Luiz was dropped from the first-team. This was however a blessing in disguise for Chelsea as it allowed Conte to start young Dane Andreas Christensen who has done superbly in Luiz’s role. And while Luiz has also been mostly injured ever since being dropped, he has also underperformed. Luiz has been linked with a move away from the club ever since his falling out with Conte, but if Conte leaves, which is expected, then luiz may stay.