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
Leicester opened a two point gap in third place over Arsenal as they crushed Steve Bruce’s Newcastle 5-0 at the King Power Stadium over the weekend. The Magpies had been the only team to have beaten Leicester in the league under Brendan Rodgers, but there was to be no repeat of their April 2019 win as they failed to even muster a single shot on target.
With Arsenal and West Ham both drawing, Leicester are now two points ahead of the duo.
After surviving an early spell of Newcastle pressure, Leicester opened their account in style with RB Ricardo producing a fine solo run down the right flank before finishing brilliantly to put the home side 1-0. Continue reading
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has officially completed his switch to Manchester United today (August 5, 2019). The Foxes had accepted United’s offer last week and Maguire has passed his medical and put pen to paper a six year deal at Old Trafford.
Maguire is the second big name defensive signing for United this season (after Aaron Wan Bissaka from Crystal Palace) and will be competing with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones for a spot in the XI.
The Leicester duo of Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell had to be content with third place as England took bronze at the inaugural Nations League. Both Maguire and Chilwell started in the semi-final against the Netherlands, which England lost 3-1 in extra time, and played the full 120 minutes.
In the third place playoff, Maguire started, but Chilwell was dropped to the bench as Danny Rose replaced him at left back. The game was a goalless stalemate. It eventually went to penalties, where Maguire took and successfully converted the first spot kick for England as the Three Lions won the shootout 6-5.
Maguire was the only defender to play in both UNL games for England. Manager Gareth Southgate used Chilwell-Maguire-Stones-Walker against the Dutch, and Rose-Maguire-Gomez-Alexander Arnold against the Swiss.
James Maddison and Demarai Gray, both of whom had been called up to the national squad in the last twelve months, failed to make the cut for Portugal.