Joleon Lescott’s Premier League predictions… does he REALLY believe Man City will win the title?

Everyone likes to suppose they know their stuff in terms of pre-season predictions. But how a lot confidence do we actually have in what we expect will occur? 

As a part of BT Sport’s ‘Believe it? Now see it’ marketing campaign, Sportsmail put Joleon Lescott’s predictions to the take a look at forward of the brand new marketing campaign with the assistance of the broadcaster’s new lead Premier League presenter Lynsey Hipgrave. 

The former Manchester City defender answered a sequence of our ‘sure or no’ questions, earlier than a lie detector take a look at revealed whether or not he really believed what he was predicting. 

Here is what occurred… 

Sportsmail put former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott's predictions to the test

Sportsmail put former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott’s predictions to the take a look at

Do you suppose Manchester City will win the Premier League title?

Lescott says: YES / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I all the time suppose that the workforce that received it the season earlier than ought to be the favourites and with the signings they’ve made, it makes them stronger.’ 

Do you suppose Liverpool will push City as shut within the title race?

Lescott says: NO / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I believe Mane is a large miss for them. There have been video games the place he simply grabbed it by the horns and affected them. So I do not suppose will probably be as shut as individuals suppose.’

Do you suppose Manchester City will win the Champions League?

Lescott says: YES / Lie detector says: Telling a lie

Lescott: ‘That was hope! I could not decide a workforce to win the Champions League, there is no favourites in that competitors. Particularly after what occurred final season.’ 

Lescott believes City will win the league title but is not as confident of their chances in Europe

Lescott believes City will win the league title however will not be as assured of their probabilities in Europe

Will Erling Haaland outscore Harry Kane within the Premier League? 

Lescott says: NO / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I believe Haaland will rating extra targets throughout the entire season in all competitions. But if Harry Kane is match then he’ll play. Haaland will play if Pep feels its proper.’ 

Will Raheem Sterling be a hit at Chelsea?

Lescott says: YES / Lie detector says: Telling the reality 

Lescott: ‘He’s a very good signing. Chelsea want him and I’m an enormous fan of Sterling. I do not suppose City will remorse dropping him as a participant, however perhaps him as an individual.’ 

Will Manchester United end within the prime 4? 

Lescott says: NO / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I’ve received such perception in that! I believe will probably be City, Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea. I believe United will enhance below Ten Hag, however sustained momentum and strain on the highest 4 groups is unlikely.’ 

A lie detector test revealed whether the 39-year-old truly believed what he was predicting

A lie detector take a look at revealed whether or not the 39-year-old really believed what he was predicting

Will Manchester United end increased if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves?

Lescott says: NO / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I’m unsure on that one. He scores targets and targets win video games, so I’m unsure how United would rating much less targets and end increased. If he needs to go then they need to half methods, however I do not suppose as a membership they need to be seeking to let him go. He’s a large participant within the Premier League. I do not suppose he hinders their efficiency.’ 

Will Tottenham end above Arsenal?

Lescott says: YES / Lie detector says: Telling a lie

Lescott: ‘Wow! I’d have Spurs as my darkish horses. They completed within the prime 4 final season and I do not suppose Arsenal will overtake them. At least I’m maintaining everybody comfortable!’

Lescott predicted Tottenham to finish above neighbours Arsenal but it was picked up as a lie

Lescott predicted Tottenham to complete above neighbours Arsenal but it surely was picked up as a lie

Will Sadio Mane be capable of successfully change Sadio Mane at Liverpool?

Lescott says: NO / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I like Nunez as a signing, however I do not suppose he is there to interchange Sadio. Diaz ought to try this. Nunez will probably be a hit although. 

‘I do suppose Liverpool will certainly miss Mane greater than they anticipate. He had the aptitude to play properly even when he wasn’t scoring. He can get man of the match and have an effect on video games with out scoring.’

Will Newcastle qualify for Europe?

Lescott says: NO / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘I have not even thought of them! You’re seventh place and that is most likely West Ham or Wolves.’

Lescott says he 'hasn't even thought about' newly-rich Newcastle to qualify for Europe

Lescott says he ‘hasn’t even thought of’ newly-rich Newcastle to qualify for Europe

Will Brentford endure second season syndrome?

Lescott says: YES / Lie detector says: Telling the reality

Lescott: ‘Eriksen was big for them. He earned them so many factors final season, so I do fear for Brentford.’

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