The rise of Leicester City since their title run in 2016 is unprecedented. The club that struggled to keep itself up in the top-flight won the Premier League title by shocking the giants of the league.
Since then, Leicester City are feared by the traditional top-6 teams of the English Premier League. Their rise has been so prominent, there were also talks they would replace Arsenal as a top-six club.
But of late, they haven’t lived up to the hype. Brendan Rodgers’ side has struggled to register a win in their last two PL games and the question arises once again… Can Leicester City finish higher than last season’s fifth place?
Leicester City’s 2019/20 season and Rodger’s first full season in charge.
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The Foxes finished fifth in the 2019/20 season after a promising start to the league.
They aimed to finish in the top two but then injuries took their toll. Their form went spiraling down which spoiled their goal of finishing in the top two.
On the final day of the season, Leicester were in third, Chelsea in fourth and Manchester United in fifth place. Rodgers and his men needed only a win to nail a Champions League spot.
The club bottled the game against Manchester United in the final ten minutes on the final day.
Leading up to the final day, the lack of consistency along with injuries combined dented the Foxes’ chances of making Europe’s top competition.
This Premier League campaign has been no different for Rodgers and Leicester City
The 2020/21 season has been no different for Brendan Rodgers and his side.
Leicester were one of the teams that tasted early glory and climbed to the top of the table. People, at the time, predicted there could be a return of the 2016 title winners.
Sadly, this was premature and the subsequent injuries to Jamie Vardy and James Maddison has altered their fortunes.
Castagne has filled in for the absent James Justin, he has failed to leave an impact that Justin use to offer on the right flank.
The Foxes have three players in the doctor’s room. Dennis Praet is out due to a hamstring injury and has already missed 18 matches.
The Jamaican central defender Wes Morgan is also out due to a back injury and his return date is yet to be determined.
These injuries have hampered Rodgers’ season but the bench strength can help them to overcome the crisis. Premier League players will go on their international break starting from March 22.
Before Leicester City takes their break, they have three EPL games including a FA Cup quarterfinal against Manchester United. Already out of Europa League, the Foxes can focus on their PL campaign and FA Cup.