From Premier League Champions to Relegation Candidates: The Ups and Downs of Leicester’s Rollercoaster

In the 2015/16 season, Leicester City pulled off one of the greatest feats in football history by winning the Premier League, just one year after escaping relegation to the Championship. Led by Claudio Ranieri and a talented group of players including Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, and N’Golo Kante, the Foxes defied the odds to become champions.

However, only two players from that title-winning squad, Vardy and Daniel Amartey, remain in the current Leicester team. The current squad is vastly different, and they are now on the brink of relegation, sitting in second-bottom place, two points from safety with just three games remaining.

Gary Lineker recently spoke about the Foxes’ situation, stating that he is hopeful but nervous. He believes the team will need at least four points to avoid relegation but is uncertain if they can achieve that. Leicester has won just one game since the World Cup, and the city is feeling the pressure.

Things took a turn for the worse when Leicester was thrashed 5-3 by Fulham, prompting Lineker to tweet, “Good heavens! Leicester are going down.” The Foxes recently sacked Brendan Rodgers, who led the team to win the FA Cup and Community Shield in 2021, and appointed Dean Smith as the new manager.

With the club facing a nerve-wracking few weeks ahead, Leicester must aim to avoid dropping back to the second tier of English football.

Source Marca

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