How was the 2018/19 Premier League season for Leicester City? The Foxes finished 9th for the second season in succession, picking up 52 points from 38 league games. Better than expected, or worse? We at Leicester Talk take a look.
Pretty good season all things considered
It would’ve obviously been nice to finish seventh- that would certainly have been the aim of the Foxes when they began the season, but 9th isn’t too bad when you consider everything- the troubled start and sacking of Claude Puel, the tragedy involving Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the departure of star man Riyad Mahrez at the beginning of the season to Man City.
Bar that wonder 2015/16 season, the 18/19 one actually represents Leicester’s highest Premier League points tally since they got promoted back to the top flight in 2014. They also finished 9th in 2017/18, but only picked up 47 points. This season, they crossed the 50 point barrier. Continue reading
Leicester and Chelsea played out a goalless stalemate on the final day on the Premier League season. The 0-0 draw at the King Power saw Maurizio Sarri’s Blues seal third spot behind Man City and Liverpool. Leicester finished 9th with a 15-7-16 record, same as West Ham, but above the latter on goal difference.
Leicester’s quest to bounce back immediately from the home loss to Newcastle got a slight boost after Lee Probert was announced as the referee for their next fixture against West Ham at the London Stadium.
The Foxes have a wonderful recent record under Probert- they’re unbeaten in their last eight games across all competitions under him, and last suffered defeat back in 2014.
Leicester’s record under Lee Probert in the current 2018/19 season
Leicester 2-1 Brighton
Chelsea 0-1 Leicester
Cardiff 0-1 Leicester Continue reading
Former Newcastle legend Alan Shearer named a Premier League Team of the Week consisting of entirely Leicester City players, lauding them for their spirit and resilience to beat Cardiff after the tragic death of their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Shearer said their performance against the Bluebirds reminded him of the Foxes’ fairytale march to the Premier League title in 2016. Continue reading
Both teams have failed to win a single league game between them this month, but Leicester are being considered as favourites going into Saturday’s clash against West Ham.
11th placed Leicester are being quoted at 11/9 to win this clash, while 14th place West Ham are at 27/10 to win at the King Power. A draw, at the time of writing, is at 5/2.
Several pundits have made their predictions for this clash, and all of them reckon Leicester should atleast be able to draw this game, if not win it. West Ham’s injury problems- there will be no Andriy Yarmolenko this weekend, and star marksman Marko Arnautovic struggles to train because of a knee injury, has raised the Foxes’ odds of winning this clash.
West Ham were poor on the road last season too, but did manage a 2-0 win over Leicester in the corresponding 2017/18 fixture.