This season has seen several players make names for themselves in the Premier League, including the likes of Stephen Ireland and Carlton Cole but Football Corner has decided to take a look at some players who have almost become forgotten amongst fans of the greatest league in the world.
The first player we take a look at is West Ham striker Dean Ashton. The England international started the season on fire scoring twice in the first game of the season against Wigan. Little did we know that them two goals on the opening day of the season would be the last we saw of the 25-year old this campaign. Ashton sprained his ankle during Gianfranco Zola's first training session at the club and has since been ruled out for the rest of the season.
The second player who I nearly forgot played in this league is Manchester City winger Martin Petrov. The 30-year old joined City back in 2007, making an immediate impact, however a serious knee injury picked up whilst on international duty has seen Petrov miss a large chunk of the season. The Bulgarian international is likely to return to action some time month.
The final player we take a look at is Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. The Ghana international has been out for nearly the whole season after rupturing anterior cruciate ligaments in his knee. The 25-year old has been sorely missed this season in the centre of the Chelsea midfield and many people, including myself, feel that without Essien they cannot challenge for the title.
So, I have mentioned some forgotten men of this season's Premier League but is there anyone else who I've missed? Leave your comments below.