Premier League Mid-Term Report: Foxes On The Hunt For Consistency

After a faltering start, Leicester have been left with some catching up to do this season
16:04, 12 Nov 2021

Leicester City have had a shaky start to a season despite being tipped to be challenging for the Champions League places. Brendan Rodgers’ side have a lot of catching up to do after their slow start. The Foxes have been very inconsistent this term and it is something that needs to be addressed quickly.

POSITION: 12th

TOP SCORER: Jamie Vardy (7)

BETFRED ODDS: 5/2 to finish in the top six

LAST THREE RESULTS: 

Drew 1-1 with Leeds United (A)

Lost 2-0 against Arsenal (H)

Won 2-1 against Brentford (A)

VERDICT:

The Foxes have been uncharacteristically inconsistent so far in the Premier League and are currently falling short of everyone’s expectations. They have won four and lost four, but only two of them have come at King Power Stadium – a problem that they also suffered last season. With the club looking to challenge for more silverware, this season has looked a step backwards thus far.

FAN'S VERDICT:

Thomas Bradley Alderman – Foxes of Leicester

This season is a peculiar one for Leicester for a few reasons, such as we are not performing well enough, clearly. Yet having just won two trophies, some of us feel conflicted in criticising the team/club too strongly as we could be considered ungrateful for the amazing position LCFC is in comparatively.

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VERDICT ON MANAGER: 

Rodgers has done wonders with the Foxes but from the games we have seen this term, he has largely struggled to find a plan B when things aren’t going his team’s way, bar the Manchester United victory, but the Red Devils gave him a hand. His use of zonal marking is costing the club a lot of goals and the Northern Irishman has struggled to get the best out of his defenders.  

FAN'S VERDICT ON MANAGER:

Brendan Rodgers is an astute fellow in football, but one who can cause disillusion through stubbornness and the denial of the obvious (zonal marking being inept for Leicester). For all his qualities, he is a man who appears to create predicament unnecessarily. Though at this moment, he still is arguably the best the Foxes can hope for at the helm.

MID-TERM GRADE

C – Leicester have had some bad performances but have still managed to pick up the same number of wins as they have losses, but there is plenty to work on for a side that were on the cusp of the Champions League last season.

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