Are Leicester City Ready To Do The Impossible?

Leicester City


For much of this season Leicester City have been gutsy without having enough about them to secure too many points. Although no one will forget their 5-3 victory over Manchester United back in September.

All three sides that were promoted have struggled to find a foothold in the English Premier League and for much of the season Leicester City have been bottom of the pile looking up at everyone else.

But something has suddenly changed for the ‘Foxes’. Their endeavour has finally been rewarded with some timely victories.

In the last month the club from the East Midlands have secured four wins out of four, that was after eight games without a league win. The Foxes haven’t seen four consecutive Premier League wins in their history before the 1-0 win over Burnley this weekend.

This sudden run of form has seen Nigel Pearson’s side climb out of the relegation zone (for this time since November).

As the final whistle blew at Turf Moor and Leicester’s manager and his team celebrated yet another vital three points, the away fans cheered…

“We are staying up!”

A lot of credit has to be given to Pearson as he has masterminded this up-turn in fortune and has rejuvenated the whole club at this critical time of the season.

The fifty-one year old manager has suffered a pretty harsh debut season as a boss in England’s Top Flight. Only a few months back his future in sever doubt with many media outlets reporting he was on the verge of being sacked. Leicester City’s owners must be glad that they didn’t pull the trigger in February.

Nigel has remained true to his beliefs and importantly has stuck by his squad. He boldly sends his troops out to attack teams and not to drop their heads if they concede a goal or two.

Pearson’s faith in his pool of players has been rewarded with his squad continuing to fight tooth and nail to get more points on the board.

No doubt getting influential goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel back to full fitness has been a huge plus point for the team at the King Power Stadium. The Danish international broke his foot back in December and didn’t return until the end of March, where Leicester just lost out away to Spurs. That Spurs loss was the last before these four wins in a row, with Kasper being in between the sticks for all of them and keeping two cleansheets in the process (winning the man of the match award against Burnley).

Midfield man Esteban Cambiasso has been that bit of class for Leicester all season. The veteran has helped his side by grabbing four goals, the club have collected points in three out of the four games in which the Argentine has scored. At thirty-four years of age, he has won Serie A titles, La Liga and a Champions League winners medal, yet he still performs heroically every week for The Foxes this term. You cannot fault his attitude or his ability!

Loanee Robert Huth has helped shore up the defence. While forward Jamie Vardy has scored three in his last five outings and has also provided two assists in the same period of time. If only top-scorer Leonardo Ulloa could find the net regualry again.

Many more of the squad have started coming to the fore recently after being written off for much of this campaign. Credit to them for not just dropping their heads and accepting their supposed doomed outcome.

That kind of sums up Leicester City. They have a never say die attitude and just when you think its over they comeback and surprise you. You cannot afford to write them off as they have shown they are now capable of winning at this level and that should be enough to keep them up.

Before the massive relegation battle against Burnley, Nigel Pearson said this…

“We have got to keep our fate in our own hands as much as possible. Winning games does that.”

Well now their fate is very much in their own hands and with four out of the last five fixtures being at the King Power Stadium (with QPR visiting on the final day) would you really bet against The Foxes completing the miracle of all miracles and staying up?

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