Pundit’s woeful 21/22 Premier League predictions had Maguire and Lukaku howlers

One pundit has been left red-faced after his predictions for the 2021/22 Premier League season were revealed to have two absolute shockers.

Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Stewart Robson thought Romelu Lukaku would be top scorer following his £97.5million move to Chelsea last summer – but the Belgian striker finished joint-28th after netting just eight league goals, and is now back off on loan to Inter Milan.

What's more, the 57-year-old offered up Harry Maguire as his Player of the Year shout. The Manchester United captain had a nightmare campaign and could be in line to lose not only the armband, but also his spot in the team.

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Robson reflected on his howlers with ESPN. Joking about Maguire, he said: "Did he not have a good season? I actually thought he was magnificent.

"He came out with the ball, he defended for his life, he showed good pace when he was recovering, he led the team well. I don’t know what you’re worried about, I thought he had a very good season."

He then continued: "No, at the beginning of the season, I assumed after these European Championships, where he was outstanding, I think we all thought that him and [Raphael] Varane would be a good partnership.

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"I thought Varane would have that little bit of pace, Maguire would come and be the player to come out to the ball, Manchester United would have a good season. It wasn’t to be, was it.

"And if you look at the top scorer, what about Lukaku. He was just as shocking." The only saving grace for Robson was that he correctly predicted the Premier League champions would be Manchester City.

That was the only thing he got right, though. His choice for second of Chelsea actually came third, while he put the actual runners-up, Liverpool, in fourth.

Putting Manchester United in third and Leicester City in fifth was ill-advised as they finished sixth and eighth respectively, but he wasn't far off with his shout of fifth-placed Arsenal coming sixth.


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