Jay Spearing was the future once. The most anyone could muster was 'energetic' when asked about his qualities, and it soon became apparent he wasn't up to the job of playing central midfield for Liverpool. Nevertheless, he gladly picked up a League Cup winners medal in 2012, which is one more than Moussa Dembele has.
With his Arsenal duvet array of replica jerseys, once imagines Carl Jenkinson wallowing in the fact he has won the FA Cup more times than Spurs have since 1991. He was not in the matchday squad for Arsenal's 3-2 win over Hull City in the 2014 final, but played his part along the way.
Charlie George, Ricky Villa, Michael Owen...Ben Watson. The scorers of FA Cup-winning goals roll of the tongue, and Watson's late header downed Manchester City in 2013, after they had given up on soon-to-depart manager Roberto Mancini.
You can get a long way in a career just by turning up, which probably explains Kalou's time at Chelsea. Absolutely nobody rated him, but he had a knack of popping up with telling goals and allowing a succession of managers to rest Chelsea's front-line attackers. Three FA Cups and a Premier League title since Spurs's last silverware.