Marouane Fellaini
Fellaini joined United from Everton on deadline day. Reuters

Joe Hart – Manchester City

A calamitous 2013 which saw Hart begin the year as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and end it having been dropped could indeed be the making of the England stopper. Hart is back as City's No.1 but questions remain after a string of early season errors.

Kyle Walker – Tottenham Hotspur

The Tottenham right-back had better book his summer holiday because his form this season will surely dissuade Roy Hodgson from taking him to Brazil. Walker remains as threatening to the opposition going forward as he does to his own team at the back.

Michael Dawson – Tottenham Hotspur

Dairy products aplenty are known to have turned quicker than Tottenham's Michael Dawson. A new three-year contract in October looks like a masterstroke on the 30-year old's part who has been torn to shreds this season.

Phil Bardsley – Sunderland

Hardly a season of redemption for Bardsley after his antics in a casino saw him suspended during Paolo di Canio's reign. Two own goals have followed, including that calamitous finish against Chelsea.

Erik Pieters – Stoke City

Mark Hughes won the race to sign the Dutchman in the summer, but Stoke have been anything but winners after a series of shoddy showings. Season summed up by woeful backpass in the win over Aston Villa which allowed Libor Kozak to score.

Sebastian Larsson – Sunderland

Once the Swede's set-piece façade dropped his importance and contribution to the Sunderland cause has slipped away. One assist in 15 Premier league starts for the division's bottom club sums up his influence.

Marouane Fellaini – Manchester United

A deadline day panic buy that has failed to come off for David Moyes. Fellaini has failed to adapt to United's patient build-up strategy. Instead, the Belgian has looked out of his depth and hopelessly incompetent.

Charlie Adam – Stoke City

Another individual whose set-piece prowess has been replaced by ineptitude. When Adam isn't busy committing crude tackles on opponents, the Scot has been building a reputation as a scavenger rather than a creator.

Kieran Richardson – Fulham

The inquest into where Kieran Richardson's career went wrong could take a lifetime. The England international has featured in three quarters of Fulham's games this season and has netted just once. Who knows what he does.

Jozy Altidore – Sunderland

The USA forward's was the creme de la crème of Paolo di Canio summer transfer window of terror. Sunderland parted with a fee of £8m for Altidore and are yet to see anything that represents the start of a return. One goal has followed.

Modibo Maiga – West Ham United

If you thought that West Ham were without any strikers due to Andy Carroll's injury you have been hopelessly misguided. Such is Sam Allardyce's confident in the Malian that often six midfielders have been deployed ahead of the single-goal forward.