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10 EPL Players Who Will Hate Their New Homes

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EPL: 10 Players Who Will Hate Their New Homes

Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis
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Whenever a player transfers to a new club, regardless of the reasoning behind the move, there is always an element of risk involved. Will the player settle at his new club? Will the team's style of play suit the player? Will he end up on the bench? There is lot that could potentially go wrong, and with this summer's transfer window now officially closed, here are 10 EPL players who, for whatever reason, will hate their new homes.

10. Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly playing for Crystal Palace
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10. Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly playing for Crystal Palace
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Martin Kelly signed for Crystal Palace from Liverpool this summer after speaking with then Palace manager Tony Pulis. But just 24 hours later, Pulis parted ways with the club and left the team he was building in turmoil. Kelly will now be playing under Neil Warnock instead, although how keen Warnock is on many of the new players brought in by Pulis in the long term is anybody's guess.

9. Bojan Krkic

Stoke attacker Bojan Krkic
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9. Bojan Krkic

Stoke attacker Bojan Krkic
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Bojan Krkic was extremely hyped when he first emerged at Barcelona in 2007, but he never really reached the heights that he was expected to. He has since played for European giants AC Milan, Roma and AJax, and it came as quite a surprise when Stoke City then signed him up this summer. Bojan has so far failed to make any impact in the first three games of the season, and the signs are that his steady decline could continue in the Premier League.

8. Costel Pantilimon

Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
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8. Costel Pantilimon

Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
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Costel Pantilimon has been Manchester City's No. 2 goalkeeper since 2011, but he left the champions in search of a No. 1 position this summer. However, the search may have to go on for the 6-foot-8 Romanian as he has had to sit on the bench behind current Sunderland No. 1 Vito Mannone during the first three Premier League games for his new club.

7. Shane Long

Shane Long does a warm up before a Premier League game
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7. Shane Long

Shane Long does a warm up before a Premier League game
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Shane Long was one of the most ridiculed transfers to take place this summer. Though he is no doubt a hard worker for his team, the striker only managed to score seven goals in the 30 appearances he made in the league last season. Still, Southampton decided to comically bid £12m for the Irishman and Hull were only too happy to accept. Long will need to produce the best season of his career to justify the fee and avoid yet more ridicule from fans.

6. Emmanuel Riviere

Emmanuel Riviere playing for Newcastle United
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6. Emmanuel Riviere

Emmanuel Riviere playing for Newcastle United
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Emmanuel Riviere joined Newcastle United from AS Monaco this summer and is under pressure to score the goals to keep the club clear of relegation trouble. Loic Remy's goals were vital for the team last season, but with Remy no longer at the club, Riviere will need to settle and settle quick. Early indications suggest that may not be the case and the pressure will only grow on Riviere the longer he goes in search of his first Premier League goal.

5. Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis playing for Swansea City
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5. Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis playing for Swansea City
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Bafetimbi Gomis has said that he actually researched his new Swansea City teammates by playing the popular PC game Football Manager. But before turning off the laptop, he perhaps should of put himself in the starting lineup, because the first three Premier League games have actually seen Gomis take his place on the bench rather than the pitch. With Wilfired Bony ahead of him in the team, his prospects look bleak for a first team run at the Swans.

4. Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana after a game for Southampton
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4. Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana after a game for Southampton
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Adam Lallana came through the Southampton youth academy and remained loyal to the club throughout their tumultuous years in the lower leagues. After an outstanding season in the Premier League last year, however, Lallana was then sold to Liverpool for around £25m. It seems a good move for Lallana, but with the high level of competition from players like Philippe Coutinho and Lazar Markovic, the move may not be the roaring success many expect.

3. Willy Caballero

Willy Caballero playing for Manchester City
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3. Willy Caballero

Willy Caballero playing for Manchester City
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Joining a club of the size of Manchester City is obviously something every player aspires to do, although being a goalkeeper can make the decision tougher than it could be. When Willy Caballero joined City this summer, he no doubt knew that City already had Joe Hart within their ranks and maybe even liked the idea of the challenge. He might not continue to like the idea quite so much if he proceeds to live on the bench, however.

2. Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert comes on as substitute for Liverpool
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2. Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert comes on as substitute for Liverpool
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Rickie Lambert has supported Liverpool all his life, so it was understandably a dream come true for him to sign for the club this summer. Whether his spell at Anfield will continue to be a dream, though, is rightfully very questionable to a lot of people. Lambert will come from the bench as Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli take up the striker positions in the starting XI, and it will only leave Lambert a small window to try and impress.

1. Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm playing for Netherlands
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1. Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm playing for Netherlands
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Michel Vorm is one of the better goalkeepers in the Premier League, so it was a surprise to see that he had agreed to go to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and sit behind one of the very best goalkeepers in the division in Hugo Lloris. Vorm may feel that he can displace Lloris from the Spurs lineup, but it's unlikely. The move will not only halt his club career, but also his international career with the Netherlands as well.