After what seems like forever, the Premier League is finally back to light up our screens! In preparation for the opening weekend, Millsy’s View is going to take a look at each team and review how they have done so far, how they might perform with the remaining fixtures and where they might finish in the league.
It is obviously going to be very different, as we have already seen with the return of the Bundesliga, where the lack of fans seems to give no home advantage. Also, many teams have come back seemingly better prepared, whilst conversely, some are not so well prepared. Nonetheless, in this article, we’re going to a look at Leicester City F.C and try to analyse how they might do.
The Story So Far
Behind Sheffield United, Leicester City have probably been the biggest shock performers of the Premier League. Although they never occupied the top spot, it looked for a long time like they could be the challengers to Liverpool taking the title this season. As Liverpool ran away from the rest, keeping their unbeaten streak in tact and winning game after game, Leicester, just as everybody, just couldn’t keep up with their pace and have seemingly changed their goals to securing a Champions League place.
An emphatic, record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton was the cream of the crop for Leicester this season and Rodgers has taken this Leicester side to a new level of confidence. They are no longer a team that will beat you on the counter, instead they were marching out onto the pitch with a commanding attitude, knowing that they had every chance of winning the game ahead of them.
There have been many bright sparks in the team; Jonny Evans, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison among the top performers and the list goes on, but none more so than Jamie Vardy. The man seems to be ageing like a fine wine, getting better with age, with still the pace to beat a defender and finishing that is almost second to none.
What’s Coming Up?
The Foxes restart their season away to Watford in a game that a team of their quality should be easily winning. It will give them a good start to the behind closed doors games, which should power them on to further wins, as they don’t play any of the top 8 until the final 3 games, where they face the tough trio of Spurs, Sheffield United and Manchester United.
Where Will They Finish?
Ultimately, Leicester will qualify for the Champions League. With their run in, I don’t believe that two clubs will be able to wrangle them in, let alone 3 or even 4 if Manchester City are allowed to stay in European competition. I think they have enough about them to stay within the top 4, if not the top-5.
This article was written by Millsy of Millsy’s View and is part of a series on the post-corona Premier League run-in which you can find here. Alternatively, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter or WordPress to see any new articles.