How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

Leicester’s is a classic example of how quickly things can change in football. A season after scaling the heights of clinching their first ever Premier League title, the Foxes were down at the nadir, struggling to look for anything that they could hold on to climb out of the dreaded red zone. Claudio Ranieri’s axing from his position as the manager did nothing to dispel the gloom that surrounded a club whose fall from grace seemed inevitable after the miraculous …
Is £30m for Deeney Worth Paying for Leicester City?

Is £30m for Deeney Worth Paying for Leicester City?

The new television deal will lead to some crazy transfer fees from this summer onwards and perhaps the first will be Troy Deeney's possible move to Leicester City. Reports suggest that the champions may be willing to pay up to £30m for the striker, with an offer of £25m already rejected. The is a ludicrous sum for a player with one season of Premier League football under his belt and one that hasn't even been capped at international level. Many …
A Statistical Comparison: Jamie Vardy vs Olivier Giroud

A Statistical Comparison: Jamie Vardy vs Olivier Giroud

Over the last couple of days, Arsenal have been heavily linked to Leicester City's Jamie Vardy. The Guardian, Telegraph, and BBC have all reported that Arsenal have matched the release clause in Vardy's contract, reported to be around £20m. The fact that so many different media outlets have reported it makes it seem like there is at least some truth in the link.  Arsenal need a striker, but no one expected this to be the direction they'd go.  While Vardy did just …
Player of the Year Comparison: Hazard (14-15) vs Mahrez (15-16)

Player of the Year Comparison: Hazard (14-15) vs Mahrez (15-16)

Last week Riyad Mahrez was given the 2016 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.  This week, his Leicester City side won the club's first top division title ever.  However, they didn't clinch the title with a win, they clinched it with a Tottenham draw, thanks to last season's Player of the Year, Eden Hazard. Hazard has followed up his POTY campaign with a pretty terrible season, seeing his Chelsea side drop out of both the Champions League and Europa …
Kasper Schmeichel - Emerging From His Father's Shadow?

Kasper Schmeichel - Emerging From His Father's Shadow?

Kasper Schmeichel is beginning to make a name for himself in the world of football and is finally seen as more than just Peter Schmeichel's son. It would be poetic if Kasper Schmeichel helps Leicester to a win on Sunday and clinch the Premier League title, on the ground where his dad made his name. It is a sub plot in what is going to be the greatest story in Premier League history, but it has been somewhat overlooked in the media. The goalkeeper …
Five Underrated Premier League Players

Five Underrated Premier League Players

The EPL is an extremely competitive league, and rightfully so, with so many players of immense talent and skill. However, in a league as competitive as this, it becomes very easy to overlook certain players who might get overshadowed by the comparatively "popular" ones. Here's a look at 5 underrated players in the EPL this season. 1.Herrera - Manchester United In a side which lacks energy, pace, and a killer instinct, Herrera’s instant-impact style of play, attacking mentality and outstanding …
Leicester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After six games, Leicester City sit fourth in the table with a tally of 12 points and still unbeaten. Who would have thought it? The Foxes' stunning start to the season has not just been about luck. They have played some amazing football, coming from behind thrice in their last three games, winning one and drawing twice.
"My team is like the RAF. It is fantastic. I love it!"
... says Claudio Ranieri as they welcome Arsenal to the King …
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City | FA Cup Fourth Round Preview

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City | FA Cup Fourth Round Preview

Tottenham face their second cup game in a week when they take on Leicester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon. Spurs played the first leg of their league cup semi-final in a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United on Wednesday night and are in the thick of cup action yet again this weekend. Facing Premier League opposition will be a much different kettle of fish for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, even if …
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