Leicester City Mid Season Review 2020/2021
There’s a lot to be impressed by the Foxes this year. I believe they have the perfect mix of experience and youth.
Considering Soyuncu, Maddison, Tielemans and Barnes have yet to reach the age a professional hits their prime, its exciting to see how this team will continue to grow.
I believe Justin James or Fofana will be considered world class in a few years, especially under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irish Manager left some scratching their head when he decided to leave Celtic for Leicester. With the club likely to be fighting for a top 4 finish until the last day of the season, you’d have to say it was a wise decision. Proof that he certainly believes himself.
Without Vardy leading the line, they’re a different team. Just one goal each from Ayoze Perez and Iheanacho has them crying out for a more reliable striker. At 34 years old, Jamie isn’t showing any signs of slowing down but the club need to be preparing to replace him long term. An investment in the summer would be welcomed.
Another player they struggle to replace is Wilfried Ndidi. It’s always noticeable when he’s out as the alternatives just don’t have his same characteristics.
Fans were hopeful of seeing a few arrive in January. Rumours teased the idea of Christian Eriksen arriving from Inter Milan. That would’ve been a real statement signing, but his wages proved to be too big a problem.
More realistic signings were Maitland-Niles on loan or Chalobah from Watford, but sadly neither materialized. They did sell Gray to Leverkusen. The winger never reaching his potential, at the club. Slimani moving to Lyon on loan too.
Just like last season, I feel the most likely league position for them to finish in is 5th. Chelsea are reborn under Tuchel and as bad as things are at Liverpool, I can’t see them missing out on the top 4. But if Manchester City were to finally win the Champions League, that 5th place would be enough for Leicester to return to the competition next season.
If you enjoyed this review, read our review on Leicester City’s rivals Aston Villa.