A number of star players have spent their season warming the bench of Europe’s top leagues, and we take a look at 12 players whose reputations do not warrant their bench-warming status.
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Javier Hernandez – Real Madrid
After spending much of his Manchester United career on the bench, Chicharito opted for a loan move to Real Madrid in the summer – and his playing time has suffered no improvements in Spain.
This excellent strike in September, earning La Liga’s goal of the month, proves just what the Mexico international is capable of producing in front of goal.
Frank Lampard – Manchester City
The Chelsea legend has controversially spent this season on loan at the Etihad Stadium, and it hasn’t been the best of moves for the midfielder in terms of playing time, often only coming on in the final few minutes.
Nonetheless, as this clip shows, the retired England international still hasn’t lost his ability to sweetly strike a ball…