Advert

Latest

6 hours ago
Advert
7 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

12 hours ago
Advert

A Look Back At Michael Owen's 2017/18 Premier League Premonitions

A Look Back At Michael Owen's 2017/18 Premier League Premonitions

Despite Michael Owen being quite a decent footballer in his time, many criticise the former Liverpool and Real Madrid player for his lack of insight as a television pundit.

But a glance at his premonitions this season would make you reconsider this - well, almost reconsider.

Advert

Way back in August, Owen revealed some of his predictions for the 201718 season via the Premier League website.

Like most football predictions, some were spot on, and some were way off the mark.

First up is Owen's prediction for the Golden Boot, an award which he won twice, was Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

It's a prediction not many would've made - and quite rightly so, really. The former Lyon striker finished the season with 14 goals in the Premier League and in eighth position.

Advert
Lacazette
Lacazette

But Owen redeems himself. The signing to make the biggest impact in the Premier League, he felt, would be Mohamed Salah.

If he got it wrong with Lacazette, he certainly made it up with this choice. You will be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees that the Egyptian King made the biggest impact since his arrival from AS Roma. 32 goals in 36 games in league. That should do it.

Salah
Salah

Most exciting signing to watch. Owen went for Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, the player who, in fairness, netted 26 goals last campaign at Goodison Park, and even scored one more this time round. But it's not all about the goals: more exciting players this season include Salah, Pascal Gross, Sead Kolasinac and Ederson.

Lukaku
Lukaku

Young Player of the Season. Owen went for Jordan Pickford. The former Sunderland goalkeeper has been one of Everton's brightest sparks this season, but the award was rightly awarded to Leroy Sane, for his efforts with the dominant Manchester City.

Not a bad job, to be fair, Michael.

What do you make of Owen's predictions? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Michael Owen

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

 

Next Up

Premier League Team Of The Season Based On Data Has Completely Different Defence

Premier League Team Of The Season Based On Data Has Completely Different Defence

2 years ago