Ever since that magical 2015-16 title-winning Premier League season, one which has been deemed by soccer fans and connoisseurs as one of the most exciting and entertaining title runs ever, Leicester City has become one of the favorite Premier League teams for both English soccer fans as well as pro soccer betting experts. And seriously, what is there not to love about the “Foxes”? With their underdog style of playing and thrilling games, week in and week out, Leicester has managed to both become a steady top tier entertainer in the Premier League and a serious title contender, even when competing against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool amongst other teams.
With the upcoming Premier League season almost upon us, we look at what might be in store for Leicester City this season.
Gearing Up For Yet Another Exodus Of Top Talents
Ever since that 2015-16 squad that held the likes of players like N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and others, every season Leicester City has become a perennial victim to the exodus of some of their main players, most of them moving to other top tier Premier League teams. Kante went to Chelsea where he is now considered the absolute best defensive midfielder in the world, and Mahrez left for Guardiola’s Manchester City squad where he has put on some stellar showings for Manchester’s most dominant squad. With this upcoming season, bells of exodus have been sounding off yet again, this time with attacking midfielder James Maddison, who is moving closer and closer to joining Arsenal FC.
While losing Maddison would be a setback for Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester side, the additions of players like Zambian forward Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg and French midfielder Boubakary Soumare from Lille FC, have proven to be very wise and sound moves in the hopes of being able to mount yet another stellar Premier League season and a respectable Europa League run as well.
Gunning For a Top 5 Spot Is Not Ludacris To Hope For
If there’s one thing that Leicester City has proven since their title run is that they can battle against any and all odds against them to always try and secure the best results for them possible. Be it that they’re not considered a top-flight Premier League team just yet, even though they have matched up and beaten all of the best teams around, or the fact that those same teams usually come and pillage Leicester’s roster to add to their own and upgrade their lines, the “Foxes” have always found a way to bounce back and give a valiant fight each season.
Led by the likes of captain’s Casper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy and with a base squad which looks like it will all be returning for another season, except for the likes of Maddison if he does indeed end up leaving for Arsenal, Leicester City has all it takes to put up yet another very good fight up at the top of the Premier League’s standings. While they might not have the same level of economic and sporting powers like their top tier rivals, if there’s one thing that can easily put Leicester above all other teams is their hunger and ambition to always show up and show off in the best way possible. With Leicester City you’re always guaranteed an incredible fighting spirit and a feeling that anything might end up happening.
Europa League, Their Next Target
While thinking about seeing Leicester win the Premier League title once again this upcoming season, the idea of them putting up a respectable and defying run for Europe’s second tier continental club title, the UEFA Europa League might not be so outlandish to think. Given that they won a direct spot into the tournament after their 5th place finish in last year’s EPL season, Leicester could very well focus their main attention towards bringing home a continental title instead of a local title.
Now, the idea of defending their FA Cup title will also be an idea that will definitely be in Leicester’s interest as well as putting on strong performances in the EFL Carabao Cup and the upcoming FA Community Shield game against Manchester City should also be main targets from Brendan Rodgers’ side, in a season that has all the fixings to be yet another great season for Leicester.