Beşiktaş clung onto fifth place in the Süper Lig with one week to go before the midseason break. Yet, it saw little to no contribution from the new players it signed in the summer transfer window.
Muhammad Elneny, Victor Ruiz, Tyler Boyd, Abdoulay Diaby, Douglas Santos, Georges Kevin N'Koudou and Pedro Rebocho have all failed to impress fans so far. Only Diaby and N'Koudou scored for the team in the first half of the season.
Elneny joined from Arsenal on loan and was included in the starting 11 in week four against Gaziantep FK. However, a red card led him to miss the next three matches. The Egyptian player is now on the brink of another ban with his three yellow cards.