Too good for the Championship: 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated

Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated
When one entryway shuts, another entryway opens – or in fact a window.

As another vintage Premier League assignment battle sets out toward the harshest of completions, another arrangement of champion individual will mull over the truth of the second flight.

The inside advances without the supply chain, the midfielders extended from front to back, the immersed defenders, the powerless goalkeepers: some real stars have wound up at the base of the table encompassed by a dark opening of footballing ability.

The truth is that some of these players simply don't deserve the drop.

Among all those considering their options, Mirror Football picks out 10 players worth a shot at a new Premier League club – probably before they do it all over again.





Jonny Evans (West Brom)

Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated

The West Brom skipper has slipped from top to bottom of the table in five seasons but there is surely still room for his title-winning pedigree in the Premier League.

Evans collected his third winners medal with Man United in 2013 and switched via Sunderland to the Hawthorns, where the defender has had a far tougher time of things.

Yet he has still clocked 26 appearances for the Baggies this campaign despite getting caught up in taxi-gate, meaning his relegation buyout clause could be very tasty.

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City)

Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated
 

You may be hard pushed to find anyone who expects Shaqiri to keep faith with the Potters but his attacking intent and ability to change a game are unquestionable.

The Swiss star lashed out about a lack of quality at the club in his local press and looks set on moving somewhere he would have the players around him to make an impact.

Shaqiri has scored 14 goals so far during his time in England, on top of providing 14 assists, so he would have plenty more to give if a new club could tempt him to stay.

Joe Allen (Stoke City)
Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated
 

There's no doubting the ability of Joe Allen nor his importance to Paul Lambert's team.

The Wales midfielder has started all but three of Stoke's matches this season and covers the ground every single game even when hope dissipates at the Potteries.

Allen has supplied six assists this season and made the fifth most tackles in the divison.

Dusan Tadic (Southampton)

Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated
 

Dusan Tadic says Southampton's recent form has given him sleepless nights, so he might be looking for an easier ride next year than some Championship rough and tumble.

The left-sided attacker, who has over 100 caps in the Serbian and Dutch top flights for title contenders such as FC Twente, has never before faced a relegation battle.

The Saints have managed to win half of their matches with Tadic involved.

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)

Milivojevic is the only player from the bottom six to have taken his goalscoring tally to double digits this campaign, which is no surprise given how he's had to grind them out.

The Serbian midfielder, formerly of Red Star Belgrade, Anderlecht and Olympiacos, has averaged just over a goal every three matches this campaign with 10 goals from 25 shots.

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City)


Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated


The younger Ayew sibling has become an even more effective striker since moving to South Wales from Aston Villa in 2017, boosting his shot success, dribbling and work-rate.

Ayew has scored 11 goals for Swansea in all competitions. Seven of those have come in the Premier League with the Swans taking 17 points from the 21 possible in those fixtures.

His influence at Swansea has been likened to Romelu Lukaku at Man United.

Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)

Mooy wasn't sure he'd play European football again after going back to Australia in 2012 but he has done more than enough to earn another shot in the Premier League.

The Sydney-born central midfielder played a crucial part in Huddersfield's play-off triumph while on loan from Man City last season before making his move permanent.

He has connected with an incredible 1,671 passes in the league this year.

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Too good for the Championship? 10 outstanding players Premier League sides must sign if they are relegated
 

A constant threat for the opposition defences, the Ivory Coast international is often tipped as one of the best players in the league of any team outside the European places.

So good they bought him twice – and loaned him twice – the ex-Man United youngster has become a key fixture at Selhurst Park over the past couple of seasons.

Palace have played 10 games without Zaha this season and lost them all.

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town)

The former Germany youth international centre-back has been a shining light in dark times for the Huddersfield defence during their inaugural Premier League campaign.

Schindler has made more clearances than any other top flight defender, clearing his lines a whopping 231 times, on top of another 129 headers away from danger.

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City)

The Poland goalkeeper has come a long way since being back-up at Arsenal.

The Swansea stopper is single-handedly responsible for some of the precious points they have and has made more saves than anyone else over the past eight months.

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