Totally Buzzed is previewing every single Premier League team ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign and now it is the turn of Leicester City.

How last season went:

Leicester City will likely be slightly disappointed that they missed out on finishing 4th in the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions League by just one point, however that shouldn’t take away from what was a memorable campaign for the Foxes. After all, with the Foxes finishing fifth in the table, they did qualify for the Europa League which means that for the first time in the club’s history, they will be competing in consecutive European campaigns. Also, the Foxes did end up adding silverware to their trophy cabinet last season as they denied Chelsea the FA Cup by beating them 1-0 at Wembley in the final. Although the Foxes didn’t cover themselves in glory in the EFL Cup as Arsenal beat them 2-0 to eliminate them in the third round of the tournament.

Leicester City’s Premier League Stats – 2020/21:

*According to PremierLeague.com*

Leicester City Player Stats – 2020/21:

Top Scorer Across All Competitions: Kelechi Iheanacho – 19 goals in 39 appearances (0.76 goals per 90minutes, 119 minutes per goal)

Top Scorer – Premier League Only: Jamie Vardy – 15 goals in 34 outings (190 minutes per goal)

Most Assists Across All Competitions: Vardy – 9 assists in 42 matches (0.57 chances created per 90minutes)

Most Assists – Premier League Only: Vardy – 9 assists in 34 games

Most Tackles Per Game (On Average) – Premier League Only: Wilfred Ndidi – 3.7 tackles per match

Most Minutes Played Across Premier League Fixtures – Top 3:

  1. Kasper Schmeichel – 3420 minutes 2.Youri Tielemans – 3358 minutes 3. Vardy – 2846 minutes

1st five league fixtures:

Wolves (H): Leicester City achieved a narrow 1-0 win over Wolves when hosting them at the King Power Stadium in November, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw when the two sides clashed at the Molineux in February.

West Ham (A): West Ham did the double over Leicester City last season as they achieved an impressive 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium in October before a Jesse Lingard brace helped them squeak out a 3-2 win over the Foxes at the London Stadium in April.

Norwich City (A): Norwich took all three points the last time they faced Leicester City in the Premier League, with Jamal Lewis scoring the only goal in their February 2020 clash at Carrow Road. In fact, Leicester didn’t rack up a win against the Canaries in the 2019-20 campaign, despite Daniel Farke’s side struggling to hold on to their top-flight’s status, as their match at the King Power Stadium ended as a 1-1 draw.

Manchester City (H): Man City and Leicester City each picked up a win against each other last season. When the two sides clashed at the Etihad, Leicester recorded a 5-2 win and it’s worth noting three of the Foxes’ goals came as a result of penalties. As for the game at the King Power Stadium in April, Manchester City defeated Brendan Rodgers’ side 2-0, thanks to goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus.

Brighton (A): Brendan Rodgers’ side got the better of Brighton on all three occasions that the two sides met last season. Leicester defeated the Seagulls 3-0 at the King Power Stadium in December 2020, then eliminated them from the FA Cup when hosting them in February before handing Potter’s side one more defeat before the season ended, by beating them 2-1 at the AMEX Stadium in March.

Leicester City Fan Perspective: @TheFoxesArms & @LeicesterFanTV (Twitter)

Best Player: Youri Tielemans, he can pick a pass though the defence and knows where the back of the net is.

Promising youngster: It would have to be left-back Luke Thomas. He is a local lad, he gives his all in every game and he will play a lot of games this season.

The player who is likely to surprise people (underrated/less known): The most underrated player at our club is Marc Albrighton. He has just signed a new contract, he does all the hard work that some players don’t want to do and he gives 110% every game. He can play RB, RW, and RWB. He can cross and defend and he should have had an England call up a few years ago.

Thoughts on the manager: Brendan Rodgers has done a good job. He has had 2 top 5 finishes, a fa cup win, and hopefully, there is more to come.

Worried About/Weakness: Our Weakness is our set plays, free-kicks and corners, it has been like that for about two years so we need to improve on that.

Dream Transfer: Well Messi is leaving Barcelona…

Realistic Transfer: After Fofana got injured, we need another CB like Gary Cahill or James Tarkowski would be good.

Player I fear leaving: Youri Tielemans or Wilfred Ndidi would be a huge loss.

League expectation: Push for a top 4 place and maybe another trophy for the cabinet.

League prediction: Top 4 place and maybe another trophy for the cabinet.

Biggest Rival This Season/Love It If We Beat them: We seem to have Spurs down for that ever since we won the league in 15/16, we love to see them fail.

Any Other Comments about Leicester City: Been a Leicester fan since 1977 and it’s great we are in the position we are in. Fantastic owners, £100 million training ground, expansion of the ground by another 8K seats, and a team to be proud of. It’s a great time to be a Leicester fan.

 

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