8) Joe Allen (Liverpool)
Returned from injury during the 0-0 draw with Bolton, but offered little to convince manager Brendan Rodgers that he should return to being a first-team regular. The Welshman needs to do more going forward.
7) Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
The ageing Ivorian striker looked well past his best in a difficult afternoon against Bradford City. The 36-year-old spent much of the afternoon cutting an isolated figure up front in the 4-2 defeat.