12 players who failed to deliver consistently in England's top flight
Harry Kane was initially dubbed as a 'one-season wonder' in some quarters following a 31-goal haul during his breakthrough campaign with Tottenham- According lớn the football tips page!
With 181 goals in 278 appearances for the north Londoners, 32 in 45 for England and captaining his country at the 2018 World Cup, as well as reaching the Champions League final with Spurs the following year, it is fair to say he has proved his doubters wrong.
Unlike Kane though, plenty of former Premier League players have been unable to shake off the tag after initially setting high standards.
Here is a look at some of those who faded into relative obscurity after enjoying a standout top-flight campaign...
Fabrizio Ravanelli (Middlesbrough, 1996/97)
Bryan Robson's Middlesbrough forked out £7m in 1996 to sign silver-haired Italian striker Fabrizio Ravanelli from Juventus.
He lived up to his billing, firing 18 goals and laying on two assists in 37 appearances but that was still not enough lớn save the Teessiders from the drop, although they memorably reached the final of both the League Cup and FA Cup, losing to Leicester and Chelsea respectively.
A personality, that's for sure, Ravanelli moved lớn Marseille after one season after Boro's relegation.
He returned to England in 2001 with Derby, scoring 10 in his first season as the Rams also went down and he played a campaign in the First Division before moving north of the border lớn Dundee.
One-season wonder may be a little harsh after reaching double figures at Pride Park, but he is mostly remembered for his time at Riverside and that stint was certainly short and sweet. You can prefer the soccer tip to win page!
Michael Bridges (Leeds, 1999/00)
England Under-21 international Bridges is perhaps unfortunate to be included on the list given his persistent injury issues.
Aged just 21, he fired David O'Leary's exciting young Leeds side to Champions League qualification by registering 19 league goals, a tally bettered only by Kevin Phillips, Alan Shearer and Dwight Yorke.
He failed lớn score again for the West Yorkshire club and, following unsuccessful stints with Newcastle, Bolton and first club Sunderland, became a journeyman striker whose career ended in Australia.
Marcus Stewart (Ipswich, 2000/01)
Stewart outscored Thierry Henry and Michael Owen as George Burley's Tractor Boys qualified for the UEFA Cup following a remarkable fifth-placed finish in their first campaign since promotion.
Only Golden Boot winner Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink managed more than his 19 league goals but, for both club and player, the good times did not last. Ipswich went down the following season and Stewart again suffered relegation a year later after moving to Sunderland.
A prolific Football League striker for Bristol Rovers and Huddersfield in the early days of his career, he never again played in the top flight, while Ipswich are yet to return.