With Premier League players having jetted off to represent their countries on the second international break of 2019-20, now seems a fitting moment to reflect on the start to the season.
After reviewing all of the own goals, red cards and gaffes, Sportsmail has compiled a team of flops from the season so far.
It’s been a rocky few weeks for the Tottenham captain and his team. The problems began for the Frenchman when he decided to try a Cruyff turn inside his own six-yard box against Southampton. Danny Ings would not be fooled and tapped into an empty net.
Spurs held on for victory against the Saints but Lloris wouldn’t be so lucky against Brighton. After just three minutes, the 32-year-old tried to catch a deep cross when a tip over the bar was required, putting the ball on a plate for the grateful Neal Maupay.
To make matters worse, Lloris dislocated his left elbow as he stumbled into the net and will be out of action until the turn of the year.
Hugo Lloris injured himself whilst making a mistake in Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat by Brighton
Watford have been awful this season. They sit at the bottom of the table having lost five of their first eight matches, including an embarrassing 8-0 defeat at Manchester City.
The Hornets have conceded 20 league goals already and Janmaat’s bizarre headed effort against Wolves was the comedy pick of the bunch.
Watford defender Daryl Janmaat looks dejected after scoring an own goal against Wolves
The Southampton man has been directly involved in three opposition goals this season, more than any other player in the top flight.
The Poland international was at fault when Roberto Firmino found the net for Liverpool, and knocked over goalkeeper Angus Gunn to allow Callum Wilson to score for Bournemouth.
Jan Bednarek has been directly involved in three goals scored against Southampton
Daniel Farke was looking for a hero to lead his Norwich team in the Premier League curtain-raiser at Liverpool after first choice centre back Cristoph Zimmermann suffered an injury in pre-season.
Grant Hanley was selected and repaid his manager with a calamitous own goal at Anfield and another cumbersome display against Chelsea before picking up a groin strain.
Norwich’s Grant Hanley holds his head in his hands after slicing into his own net at Anfield
Otamendi is playing out of position in our team, meaning he would probably wreak even more havoc. His nonchalance on the ball was punished during Manchester City’s shock defeat by Norwich.
Emi Buendia nipped in to tee up Teemu Pukki for the Canaries’ third goal; a moment of madness which has encouraged Pep Guardiola to drop the Argentine in favour of midfielder Fernandinho.
Nicolas Otamendi handed Norwich a third goal in the shock 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road
At 26, Jesse Lingard is at an age where he should be making a positive impact in every game he plays for Manchester United.
With no goals or assists this term, he continues to drift in and out of matches in a style which typifies the lack of quality in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dressing room.
Jesse Lingard remains unable to consistently make an impact for Manchester United
Unai Emery made Granit Xhaka one of his five captains last month; a decision which has understandably led Arsenal fans to despair over a lack of leadership in the squad.
The midfielder has already received four yellow cards and hardly proved he was committed to the Arsenal cause when he appeared to duck out of the way of Scott McTominay’s strike at Old Trafford.
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has already been shown four yellow cards this season
Fred’s performance against an inexperienced Newcastle midfield provided another example of the midfielder’s incompetence in a United shirt.
The Brazilian, who joined the Red Devils in a £52million deal in 2018, has not found a team-mate with a through ball since April.
Manchester United’s £52m midfielder Fred continues to struggle in the Premier League
Isaac Hayden was rightly sent off against Leicester for a horrific foul on Dennis Praet. The tackle itself and indignant protest that followed were disrespectful towards both Praet and referee Craig Pawson.
The Belgian was fortunate to avoid a broken leg. Hayden remains suspended and Matty Longstaff is making the most of his opportunity in the Newcastle midfield.
Isaac Hayden remonstrates with the fourth official as he leaves the field after being sent off
Arsenal broke their transfer record this summer by bringing in Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72million. He has showed some promise, but hasn’t delivered when it comes to the important stats.
Two assists, and just one goal which came against newly promoted Aston Villa, so Unai Emery will be hoping for more from the Ivorian.
Arsenal paid Lille £72million for Nicolas Pepe this summer, and he hasn’t set the world on fire
Everton are lingering near the bottom of the Premier League and could do with striker Moise Kean living up to his £27.3m price tag. The Italian is yet to score in eight appearances for the Toffees.
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has also criticised Kean, rather harshly suggesting the 19-year-old has an attitude problem after the 3-2 win over Wolves.
Moise Kean was slammed by pundit Graeme Souness after Everton’s win over Wolves
Martin Dubravka, Michael Keane, Jose Holebas, Paul Pogba, Florin Andone, Miguel Almiron, Serge Aurier.
Sportsmail has compiled its ‘Flops of the season XI’. What do you think? Do you agree?