We wrote a while ago asking whether the Foxes were in danger of bottling their Champions League spot, with last weekend’s result over Bournemouth in particular very disappointing. However Leicester did bounce back in this midweek clash against fellow European hopefuls Sheffield United, beating the Blades 2-0 thanks to goals from Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy.
The result also confirms Europa League football at the bare minimum for LCFC, and a definite return to European competition for Brendan Rodgers’ men in 2020/21. Here are the player ratings for the game from the Mercury
Leicester City were handed a major boost in their Champions League hopes as Manchester United slipped up at home to Southampton. The Red Devils were leading 2-1 at Old Trafford, but conceded in the 96th minute as Southampton’s Michael Obafemi found the back of the net following a corner. That’s two valuable points dropped by MUFC, and it ensures Leicester remain fourth, with both teams having three games to play.
Premier League table after Manchester United 2-2 Southampton
Leicester are one of several clubs interested in young Wigan Athletic forward Kyle Joseph. The Latics, who became the first professional club in England to go into administration after Covid-19, are staring at a tough future and potential relegation after being given a 12 point deduction by the EFL. Several of their players could leave the DW Stadium in the summer, and that includes Joseph, the young Scottish youth international Continue reading
At the beginning of the lockdown, Leicester City were eight points ahead of Manchester United, with a significantly better goal difference (+30 for LCFC, +14 for United) when compared to the Red Devils. However six games into the restart, and it all seems to be coming apart for the Foxes. They’ve won only once in those six games- against Palace, and that eight point lead has been reduced to a single point, with United also having a game in hand. Worse, Chelsea have overtaken them in third, City have had their UEFA ban overturned and it suddenly looks like Brendan Rodgers’ men may miss out on the Champions League altogether, an inconceivable thought in March.
The Premier League Table as it stands today
Leicester’s form after the restart
Watford 1-1 Leicester Draw
Leicester 0-0 Brighton Draw
Leicester 0-1 Chelsea (Loss, FA Cup)
Everton 2-1 Leicester (Loss)
Leicester 3-0 Palace (Win)
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester (Draw)
Bournemouth 4-1 Leicester (Loss) Continue reading