Predict Sh*t, get humbled - Our pre-season Leicester prediction

Leicester were 5000-1 outsiders to win the Premier League. We look back on how we predicted them to go in our season preview.

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Jamie Vardy having a party. Source: Getty Images

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Key man: Robert Huth - Guessing the age of Robert Huth should be a trivia question, it feels like the guy has been around for decades. Maybe that's just because he's never quite kicked on after playing for Chelsea as an 18 year-old. That said, he did the job for Leicester last season, after being brought in on loan for the survival dogfight. He's been signed on for a cool $6 million and might just be the defensive plank the Foxes need to avoid a repeat effort this season. 

Keep an eye on: Jamie Vardy - Celebrated a purple patch of form last season with an England call-up. Will be hoping to kick on this year and his team is relying on it.

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Why they'll win: With Ranieri at the helm, a new era beckons for Leicester. His experience is unquestionable, but it will be the reaction of his new charges that makes or breaks Leicester's season. There is talent in there, and if he can draw it out, good things might happen.

Why they'll struggle: The departed Esteban Cambiasso is a huge loss to the club, and thus far a worthy replacement is nowhere to be seen. While the defence has been strengthened by Huth's permanent signing, the big guns will all enjoy hunting these Foxes.

TWG tips: 18th – Ranieri has struggled to get success at a host of cashed-up clubs over the past few years and was at the helm of the Greece national team when it lost at home to Faroe Islands. So how is he going to keep Leicester up? He won't.

Jamie Vardy


Yep. Pretty bad. And for the record we tipped Chelsea to be Champions. Look out for next season's preview guide and, evidently, take each prediction with multiple grains of salt.




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Published 5 May 2016 at 2:12pm
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