Leicester City premier league season is becoming precarious and inevitably slipping into championship just less than twelve months after been crowned champions.
The question many is asking is where did it all go wrong for the champions?
Right from the word ‘Go’ this season, the writing was on the wall when they lost their opening match against Hull City but many saw it as a surprise result but it was indeed a sign of what is to come.
Leicester City have failed to live up to their last season fearless approach to games.
In their last match against Manchester United at the King Power stadium which was a fortress last season, they gave up easily and there was no fire in their belly of any sort to redeem themselves. The defensive pair of Huth and Morgan are seriously under performing when you compare their statistics with last season.
Many have argued that the sell of N’golo Kante was a huge blow to their title defense which isn’t far from the truth but football is a game of eleven players which when properly harnessed or built into a team, it becomes formidable. In a nutshell, Leicester City was formidable last season.
They were playing for each other last season but this season with the likes of Mahrez who lit up the premier league with his dazzling dribbling skills and speed, is a shadow of himself and Jamie Vardy who had 15 goals ( 5 goals this season) by this time last season can rarely remember the last time his shot hit the back of the net.
In every way you look at Leicester City, their performances have been embarrassing and their new additions in the summer Slimani and Musa have failed to replicate the form that made the Foxes spent nearly £46 million between them. They are without a win in their last five premier league outings. On Sunday, they face fellow strugglers Swansea and anything short of a victory will condemn them to relegation zone except Hull City, Crystal Palace and Sunderland fail to win.
Leicester City are in sixteenth position and just one point above the relegation zone with twenty one points.