Leicester City- from top to bottom

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Updated: December 4, 2014

With myself being a Leicester City fan, this is hard for me to talk about in this blog, especially after such a promising start to the 2014/2015 campaign.

However, so far this season, looking at it from a neutral view point (as best as i can), Leicester have definitely struggled especially defensively, and as we all know, the Barclays Premier League is the best and also the most ruthless league in the world, in terms of chance conversion.

After being on such a high being promoted as champions of the Sky Bet Championship last season with a Leicester City all-time record of 102 points, the Foxes were flying. Nigel Pearson had created a club which has been completely transformed since the League 1 days, and had created a club which plays for each other and one that fans want to watch home and away, week in week out. What pleased me more as a Leicester fan was the fact that everything for once was stable at the club, all across the board, management, players and fans- this was all thanks to the owners ‘Top’ and Vichai.

Over the summer, the club invested smartly and wisely and bought players who they knew would make a solid impact on the Premier League. Leonardo Ulloa, Marc Albrighton, Matt Upson, Ben Hamer, Danny Simpson, Nick Powell (loan), Tom Lawrence, Jack Barmby and Esteban Cambiasso. These, in my opinion, were incredibly good signings especially as we got 5 of these players on a free transfer- anyway to save money is always a bonus! Ulloa did cost the £8 million, however with 5 goals in his first 5 games as a Leicester player summed up what a superb signing he’s been already.

So far this season, the momentum the team had from being promoted was taken into the opening 6 games which on paper, was probably one of the hardest starts you could have. Yet, we managed to collect 8 points from a possible 18 from:

Everton (home), Chelsea (away), Arsenal (home), Stoke (away), Crystal Palace (away), Manchester United (home)

This was almost unreal, and i’m sure most Leicester fans couldn’t believe the start we had. Unfortunately, those first 6 games have been the pinnacle, and since then, worryingly, the Foxes haven’t won in 9, scoring only 5 goals in the process.

Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium was a difficult one to take because we went 1-0 up through a Mignolet O.G, yet through silly defensive mistakes we let Liverpool back into the game, and ultimately their quality showed in the end. This now mounts pressure on Nigel Pearson with Leicester fans calling for his sacking and rumours in the news that Tony Pulis may be taking charge if results don’t pick up over the busy Christmas period.

In my opinion, Pearson is the right man to lead us out of the awful predicament we are in at the moment, and we need to stay positive and get behind the team instead of questioning their commitment, as the performances so far this season have warranted more points than we have got.

Roll on the Christmas period and let’s start picking up the points, starting with 3 points at Aston Villa this sunday…UP THE FOXES!

 

 

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