Leicester City 2020-21

RashyForPM

Full Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2020
Messages
1,354
What a team these guys are. Maybe they’ll tail off again but they’ve certainly started wonderfully again. Jamie Vardy is simply sensational.

On a side note though, I’m surprised it took this long for someone to make this thread. They are top 2, let alone 4, challengers for me.
 

BrilliantOrange

Full Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2018
Messages
81
Supports
Ajax Amsterdam
Great team... I think they dont have enought quality in depth up front and in defense to be a real contender, but they continue to prove that on a good day with full strength they can beat anyone. Jamie Vardy's record againt the top teams is just incredible.. His consisency in scoring goals over the years is ridiculous.. I think many would have suspected him to be a one-season wonder after their title year, but he has just been so consistent. Legend!

Looking at them, you just see a team with a plan and everyone in the team is following that plan, acting as a team... What a difference with looking at United yesterday...
 

Morpheus 7

Full Member
Joined
May 14, 2014
Messages
3,105
Location
Ireland
What a team these guys are. Maybe they’ll tail off again but they’ve certainly started wonderfully again. Jamie Vardy is simply sensational.

On a side note though, I’m surprised it took this long for someone to make this thread. They are top 2, let alone 4, challengers for me.
I hope you are joking or drunk chatting about top 2, classic reactionary caf.
 

gajender

Full Member
Joined
May 7, 2016
Messages
1,113
They are a good team but they aren't good enough for top 4 let alone top two.
 

SinNombre

Full Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2019
Messages
875
There is no bottling.

They have a small squad and will fall apart when they have games midweek when Europa gets going.

Also, they won't get 3 penalties every match with the same routine - play the ball in the space behind the defenders and fall at the slightest contact.
 

TheLord

Full Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2018
Messages
767
If they can improve their squad depth before the window closes, they can finish third.
Top two is asking too much from a thin squad.
 

gajender

Full Member
Joined
May 7, 2016
Messages
1,113
It s too early for that. They like to bottle it out in the last part of the season
Maybe they won’t fizzle out this time?
Wasn't there lot of disparity between their underlying stats and actual results when they were flying in the league last season and many predicted their downfall which was also compounded by injuries to their key players.
 
Joined
May 22, 2017
Messages
7,138
It s too early for that. They like to bottle it out in the last part of the season
Such a misunderstood term. If a team loses, they bottle it, If they go on a bad run at the end of the season, they bottle it.

Leicester are a good team, and are a bit streaky. They are also clearly very reliant on Vardy. Doesn’t mean they bottle it if they don’t sustain great form.
 

foxedup

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Nov 26, 2015
Messages
93
Supports
Leicester
Missing key players and they'll go kaput

Ndidi injured
Vardy injured
Maddison hasn’t started a game.

Ricardo, consistently best player for two years, hasn’t played a game.

Evans didn’t start our first two games.

Ndidi played CB first two games and didn’t play today.

Under hasn’t played yet.

We are bidding on new players still.

Top two, no. Top four, the chance is there again.
 

Vidyoyo

Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
5,535
Definitely in contention for the top half.
 

Botim

Full Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
163
Supports
Royal Antwerp FC
They were pretty close last year, so no reason they can't challenge for top 4 this year.

The youngsters (especially Tielemans) look a bit more mature, Vardy is still the same old Vardy and they've added some pieces, most notably Castagne (who was great again today).
 

HJ12

Full Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2016
Messages
694
Castagne looks like he'll be a great player for them. Really like the look of him.
 

PoTMS

Full Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2016
Messages
6,198
Looks like the top teams will struggle with fatigue and recovery playing 2/3 games a will while jostling in European competitions. If Leicester bin off the Europa League, they have a great chance of reaching the Champions League next season.
 

Fox_Chrys

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
Messages
212
Supports
LCFC
After last season who knows what will happen.

But I can say this, we sold Chillwell, a player who I always considered average. Brought in Castagne who is clear quality, we will be lucky to avoid getting offers for him next summer, and the current replacement for Chillwell is a cheap young player called Justin, who as it turns out is a nice upgrade over the 50 million player we sold, his overall game play is just better. I am still at a loss though how we couldn't buy a win for the 2nd half of last season and now we scoring goals for fun again. Seems too much for two player changes to make that much of an impact.

The problem this season is Arsenal will improve on last season, yourselves will improve, so its an even bigger ask to make the CL. Also we in Europe now, so results will probably drop off when that starts.
 

sammsky1

Pochettino's #1 fan
Joined
Feb 10, 2008
Messages
31,934
Location
London
Maddison hasn’t started a game.
Ricardo, consistently best player for two years, hasn’t played a game.
Evans didn’t start our first two games.
Ndidi played CB first two games and didn’t play today.
Under hasn’t played yet.
We are bidding on new players still.
Top two, no. Top four, the chance is there again.
I also think Rodgers is a very good manager too. battle hardened now too. You'll have a great season.
 

RashyForPM

Full Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2020
Messages
1,354
Justin and Castagne are clear of Chilwell. And I’m not being reactionary this time :wenger:
 

foxedup

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Nov 26, 2015
Messages
93
Supports
Leicester
Justin and Castagne are clear of Chilwell. And I’m not being reactionary this time :wenger:
Justin is just backup, It will be Ricardo on the right and Castagne on the left when Ricardo is back.
 

Andycoleno9

Full Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2017
Messages
12,923
Location
Croatia
Every year i underestimate them. I will do it again. They can beat anyone but i don't think that they can reach top4. But they work as a unit which is nice to see. No top stars but still hard to beat. Rodgers is doing excellent job there.
 

TrustInJanuzaj

Full Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2015
Messages
3,888
I don’t see them having a better season than last one. If Ole doesn’t finish above them he will be sacked.
 

foxedup

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Nov 26, 2015
Messages
93
Supports
Leicester
I don’t see them having a better season than last one. If Ole doesn’t finish above them he will be sacked.
So far I think we're set to be a better team that last season. Castagne is as clear an upgrade on Chilwell as you'll ever see. It hangs on Ricardo coming back to full fitness, how long Ndidi may be out and if we get another CB in.

Tielemans looked an absolute treasure on loan, last season it never really happened. He looked slightly over weight and was a shadow of what we'd seen. In three games so far he's put together more consistency that he showed last season. He's the sort of player that can elevate a team to new levels.

Plus, Rodgers has learnt it seems.

It's not the be all and end all if we don't, it's always going to be the cherry on the cake of any season if we got top 4. But the inconsistency of the big six is still there from last season it seems, so who knows.
 

UNITED ACADEMY

Full Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2018
Messages
6,010
Maddison hasn’t started a game.

Ricardo, consistently best player for two years, hasn’t played a game.

Evans didn’t start our first two games.

Ndidi played CB first two games and didn’t play today.

Under hasn’t played yet.

We are bidding on new players still.

Top two, no. Top four, the chance is there again.
Still very tough for Leicester, EPL has so much competition now to compete for the spot. Still too early to say it at the moment. Unless if you give up with Europa League, just purposely losing in the group stage and got knocked out then there is a chance again. A squad depth is important and you don't have enough quality in that aspect to perform for full season. Fatigue could disturb player's mentality.
 

RashyForPM

Full Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2020
Messages
1,354
Justin is just backup, It will be Ricardo on the right and Castagne on the left when Ricardo is back.
And yet I still think he’s better than Chilwell, and I think you’d say so too. On his showings this season, he doesn’t deserve to be displaced by a Pereira who won’t even be match fit having not played in ages.
 

Withnail

Full Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2019
Messages
5,339
Location
The Arena of the Unwell
What a team these guys are. Maybe they’ll tail off again but they’ve certainly started wonderfully again. Jamie Vardy is simply sensational.

On a side note though, I’m surprised it took this long for someone to make this thread. They are top 2, let alone 4, challengers for me.
Are we going to do this every year?

Two matches in and we're only a handful of games away from United will be relegated and Leicester will win the league.

They will not challenge for Top 2.
 

TrustInJanuzaj

Full Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2015
Messages
3,888
So far I think we're set to be a better team that last season. Castagne is as clear an upgrade on Chilwell as you'll ever see. It hangs on Ricardo coming back to full fitness, how long Ndidi may be out and if we get another CB in.

Tielemans looked an absolute treasure on loan, last season it never really happened. He looked slightly over weight and was a shadow of what we'd seen. In three games so far he's put together more consistency that he showed last season. He's the sort of player that can elevate a team to new levels.

Plus, Rodgers has learnt it seems.

It's not the be all and end all if we don't, it's always going to be the cherry on the cake of any season if we got top 4. But the inconsistency of the big six is still there from last season it seems, so who knows.
Oh for sure you have a chance and you have every right to be optimistic as a Leicester fan but I still do believe this Utd squad is good enough to finish above as we showed in that final season run. As I say think Ole this season has to go out and prove these things as fact and if he can’t I don’t see how Utd can keep him on.
 

FriendlyFox

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Sep 20, 2014
Messages
54
Supports
Leicester City
As a Leicester fan, I definitely am not getting my hopes up yet. Far too early to draw any conclusions. Plus we're pretty much the definition of "streaky" (I think we won 7/8 in a row in the first half of last season, then ended up with about 2 wins in 10) and we seem affected by confidence more so than most other teams. When we're good, then we're really good, but find it difficult to get out of a slump.

The one thing I will say though is that Timmy Chestnuts is a far better player than Chilwell. Great signing yet again. In fact, I'd go as far to say that we have 2 out of the 3 best Right Backs in the league :lol:
 

golden_blunder

Site admin. Manchester United fan
Staff
Joined
Jun 1, 2000
Messages
97,859
Location
Dublin, Ireland
As things stand with United’s recruitment they have as much chance as United at making top 4. Liverpool will be top dogs then comes Everton, arsenal, Chelsea, United, Leicester and maybe wolves all challenging for the other 3 spots. So far, inconsistency is king.
 

FriendlyFox

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Sep 20, 2014
Messages
54
Supports
Leicester City
As things stand with United’s recruitment they have as much chance as United at making top 4. Liverpool will be top dogs then comes Everton, arsenal, Chelsea, United, Leicester and maybe wolves all challenging for the other 3 spots. So far, inconsistency is king.
I know they had a bad game, but it's bold to say that Man City will finish 8th or lower ;)

Edit: Spurs too, now I come to think of it.
 

bond19821982

Last Man Standing champion 2019/20
Joined
Oct 26, 2008
Messages
4,670
Location
Nnc
That Belgium fullback for 25m seems like a brilliant deal.

There is value in the market if there is a good scouting team.
 

SambaBoy

Full Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2009
Messages
3,622
Is Harvey Barnes any good? Can't figure him out, watched Leicester about 5-10 times with him starting over the last 2 season and still can't work out if he's decent.

They'll do well to get top four this year. Last year was their chance, and I don't think not getting top four is a poor season. They need to keep building and slowly join the elite over the next 2-3 years, so up there with Spurs/Arsenal/us and consistently finishing a significant amount ahead of the chasing pack such as Everton and Wolves.