Leicester City 19/20

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  1. Aug 7, 2019
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread for them, massive amount of hyping them up on this forum at the moment with many suggesting they'll break into the Top 6 (at our expense obvs). I would guess this will be their XI (if we had any Leicester fans left I'm sure they could confirm)

    --------------Schmeichel--------------
    Pereira---Benkovic---Evans---Chilwell
    ----------------Ndidi----------------
    -------Tielemans-----Maddison-------
    Perez----------Vardy----------Barnes

    So is the hype due to their midfield? Because that for me is their only standout area. How well do people actually think they'll do this season?
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    To me their full backs, Evans, the entire midfield and Vardy can walk into our team. Leicester and Everton are strong teams to challenge for top 6 this season, and as always consistency is the key to achieve that. Leicester's form since Rogers took over has been very good.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Who would you swap out for Vardy? Lacazette? Aubameyang? I'd prefer either of them to Vardy personally
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    I am not saying Vardy is better than them, but Vardy is definitely a striker good enough for any top 6 team that plays counter attack.
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    red4ever 79 New Member

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    They have good strength in depth as well especially in the midfield area.
    Demarai Gray , Hamza Choudhury, Mendy to come in.

    At the back I think you have it nailed on but again they have experience waiting in the wings with Wes Morgan, Fuchs, Daniel Amartey whom i like.

    I think up top is their weakest area Kelechi i dont really rate and Slimani is getting old. They rely heavily on Vardy which is not a bad thing as he will score a lot of goals.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Oh I agree with that I thought you meant he'd walk into your starting XI
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    Freeney New Member

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    There is more chance of me playing for Manchester United than Leicester finishing in the top 6 or higher than us.
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    SquishyMcSquish New Member

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    Yeah, that's their strengths.

    Really good and well balanced midfield, two fantastic fullbacks (I'd kill to have both at Spurs) and a dangerous striker in Vardy. The supporting cast in attack isn't great though, don't really rate Ayoze Perez particularly highly and was surprised at what they paid for him. Barnes/Gray are both quite exciting attacking players and dangerous on their day but they lack that real magic going forward, haven't replaced Mahrez yet imo.

    Won't expect them to make any kind of sustained top six challenge till they do that.
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    They have yet to replaced Mahrez and it is not an easy task. They are missing that moment of magic from Mahrez and his dribbling in tight area.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Their midfield and full backs are strong but the rest of their team is so-so. It has to be said though, it is a very good midfield. Vardy has proven to be a great player over the last few years, he is 32 now though so perhaps we'll see him starting to decline a little.

    Losing Maguire is a big blow to them, though. He was very important for starting a lot of their attacks. Evans and Benkovic may still prove to be a reliable partnership. Their wingers are really uninspiring compared to their full backs. Schmeichel's a solid but unremarkable keeper.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Has Gray broke through yet?
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    They are not a top 6 side. I can guarantee that. All this hype about them potentially breaking into the top 6, it's not happening.
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    Surely Sonycu will start at CB now? They spend over 20m on him!
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    Leicester signing Denis Praet from Sampdoria. Belgian CM.
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    Jimmy Skitz Full Member

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    Soyuncu will start and given the preseason teams selected I'd suspect Albrighton will start the season on the left wing too
    no, this is make or break for him, if he doesn't do it this season he'll be gone next summer
    he will.

    with Praet coming in we could even be going to a diamond formation with either Perez or Iheanacho or maybe even Slimani (someone buy him please) partnering Vardy

    Kasper

    Ricardo Evans Soyuncu Chilwell

    NDidi

    Tielemans Praet

    Maddison

    Perez Vardy​
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    SharpshooterTom New Member

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    Early days, but they've operated as a decent business model following from their title win and have found stability avoiding going the same way as Blackburn.
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    Whose their Maguire replacement?
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    saivet Full Member

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    Centre back is an issue for them now, but I think them and Wolves (possibly West Ham) will look to challenge the top 6.
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    Soyncu (Turkish CB who was highly tated in Germany and they signed him for over 20m but he hardly played last season).

    Wes Morgan (Yes he's still there....)

    Benkovic (don't know much about him but he was on loan at Celtic last season so Rodgers will know if he's ready for prem or not).

    One of those three options. Johnny Evans is obviously a stick on to start.
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    Jimmy Skitz Full Member

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    Soyuncu will start
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    mad1max954 Full Member

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    That midfield! Im not saying they will beat us, but they could well play us off the park.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    Don't think they'll finish in the top 6 but they might get 7th and somehow get a place in Europa League like Wolves if things go their way.
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    DannyCAFC Full Member

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    As mentioned, FB's too - Chilwell being England's first choice and Pereira had a great debut season. Vardy is still going and can score goals with the best of them.

    But yeah, outside of that, I think Maguire will be a big loss and they will be weak at CB, whilst they don't appear to have much outwide as Demarai Gray hasn't developed like we once thought he might.

    Despite their midfield, I'm not sure I'd put them above Everton or Wolves yet.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    Goalkeeper is still shit.
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    Tickle Lad New Member

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    Tbf asides from goalkeeper (on last season's form), full backs, midfield, right-wing and striker I'd say you still have a better team than us.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    So you're giving us the CB's and the left wing? How kind :lol:
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    DatIrishFella Band of Brothers, Thief

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    SilentWitness ShoelessWitness Staff

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    I think all of the teams vying for top 6 have glaring weaknesses. For us and Leicester it's at CB. With Wolves i'd maybe argue it will be squad depth, especially with EL this year. West Ham - it's West Ham.
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    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    I think not signing an experienced replacement for Maguire could be their major downfall. Someone like Lewis Dunk would have been a very good signing for them. Unless they have full confidence that either Soyuncu or Benkovic can step up.

    Don’t know much about Soyuncu but watched Benkovic a couple of times last season playing for Celtic. Thought he was ok but hardly ever really stood out for me. I remember one game when he was playing against my local team Hibernian and our striker, Florian Kamberi, ripped him to shreds that day in a 2-0 win for us. Do I think he was better than the other two Celtic CB’s Ajer & Simunovic? Probably not.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Seriously? I just don't see it, if he hadn't of played for United our fanbase wouldn't give him the time of day.
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    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    He’s talking about Arsenal.

    Read the username.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Ok I didn't notice that but I don't think he's good enough for Arsenal neither.
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    Do they already have a maguire replacement?
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    Cantonaaa! Full Member

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    So, what are the odds of Leicester winning it again?
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    croadyman New Member

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    I know Southampton were appalling defensively but Chilwell produced some quality delivery from the left.
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    Their fullbacks basically play like wingers.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Hmm...
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    Tickle Lad New Member

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    The scary thing is our players are so young and improving so fast.

    My one worry for the top 4 race is I think Tottenham are going to come back into it in a big way pretty soon, so it's about whether we've put enough distance to them (or Chelsea) by then.
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    Fussball13251 New Member

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    At Leicester or Everton or Wolves Rodgers will break into the top 6 easily. Although he's arrogant/smug and thinks he's the best manager to grace football, he's still better than Moyes, Puel, etc.

    He would improve their on the ball attacking play and number of goals scored. What you will see is Leicester not too far behind Liverpool and City in terms of goals scored.

    Leicester City vs Arsenal 3-0 Highlights & Goals Resumen y Goles 2019

    He'll probably have the beating of Emery. They play again soon, Leicester at home I think, and Leicester will probably win again. 3:1 or something. You're confident because as I say he's better than Puel, etc.
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