Leicester City

Barkley Responds To The Sun On The Pitch, Chelsea Rubbish Without Alonso, And Liverpool Manage To Not Concede A Set-Piece!

Chris Darwen | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Well, well, well. Has that made things interesting? I mean, considering Jose is putting his eggs pretty much in the basket labelled Europa League, United's win at Old Trafford has to go down as a bit of a shock...

Sunderland Still Need To Win All Their Games To Stay Up As Conte Relishes And Laughs At Tottenham's Pursuit

Chris Darwen | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Each week makes it look more likely that the top six will end in their current shape meaning doom and gloom for Arsene. At the bottom, it feels like Swansea and Hull City will play their own version of pass the parcel with that remaining relegation spot. It is too close to call, as ever.

Tottenham Should Aim For 'The Mentality Not To Throw Away Second Place This Time' As Chelsea Get Back On The Horse

Chris Darwen | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Well, if the reward for international football is a bumper week of Premier League football then I apologise to international football for all the rude things I have called it recently. What a week of action we've had, with some twists and turns, some slap and tickle, and some expert displays of boosting footballers' confidence in public!

Most Exciting League In The World? History Shows Premier League Title Race Is (Usually) Quite Dull

Jamie Spencer | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The Premier League has been THE league of the 21st century. Television companies are now paying into the multi-billions for broadcast rights, selling the product on its excitement value - anything could happen on any given Saturday...or Sunday, or Tuesday night.

Chelsea Leave The Door Slightly Ajar, Arsenal Finally Find A Backbone And United Thrill Everyone At Old Trafford Once More

Chris Darwen | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Whoa, whoa, whoa Chelsea. What's that all about, hey? We've already wrapped up this Premier League title thank you very much. The bookmakers have (pro...

Arsene's Plan To Not Defend Set Pieces Fails, Lallana Might Have Cost Liverpool The Champions League, And Alli In Penalty-Winning Shock

Chris Darwen | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Let's start in an unexpected way today. Just imagine how bad Sunderland against Burnley must have been to watch. 0-0 must have been the most guaranteed result of the day. It's nice to see Jermain Defoe back in the England squad though, if only as a reward for putting up with only being passed the ball about 25 times this season.

Stick Or Twist: The Comparison That Is Proving Premier League Clubs Are Right To Change Manager

Alex Gidden | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Sport
Alex Gidden

The situation at the bottom could well alter before the end of the season, however, should the current trend continue, then many of us will need to warm up that humble pie and concede that there may be some sense behind switching managers after all.

Claudio Will Always Be The Greatest - But He Had To Go

Chris Whiting | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

This is without doubt a bitter end to the most wonderful story this modest city has ever seen. Leicester's charming Roman conqueror has fallen, but this is our club and our fairytale - so, Jose Mourinho, Gary Lineker, Hozier and whoever else who thinks we're now the bad guys - save your crocodile tears and your national funeral for somebody else.

Crazy Weekend! David Luiz Reminds The EPL How To Defend

Chris Darwen | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Goals! Goals everywhere! Well, on Saturday anyway. Watford and Everton showed Manchester City the way forward, the way forward being how to defend ...

Fumbling Foxes Prepare For Pep's City With Mounting Pressure On Ranieri's Shoulders

Matt Gault | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

As we prepare for the end of what has been a year rich in the most fantastical football stories, let's rewind back to February. It was a piercingly cold midwinter afternoon in Manchester, but Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City were a stubbornly blistering force that scorched through another examination in their hunt for Premier League supremacy.

Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong! - It's Time To Wake Up, Claudio!

Chris Whiting | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

For me, this has been the catalyst for all of Leicester's shortcomings so far. Because of this switch to a more conservative, respectful brand of football, Leicester have accrued less points and players have begun to buy in to the nonsensical media claims that they're not good enough to compete in this league.

Conte Has Already Made Chelsea Serial Winners And The Blues Will Be Impossible to Stop At This Rate

Matt Gault | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

With a smoothly functional system, a reinvigorated Eden Hazard - who has already surpassed his total of six league goals from last season - and a Diego Costa who seems more minded to score goals instead of antagonising defenders, Conte's sparkling Chelsea are utterly unrecognisable from the rudderless group of individuals that were turned over in North London.

Is It Time For Leicester Fans To Hit The Panic Button After Shaky Start To Title Defence?

Chris Deeley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Nothing about Ranieri's side would actually surprise, at this point. Lose 14 in a row and go down? Sure. Win every single game 1-0 from now until Christmas, with a different scorer each time? Why not - they won the league last season.

How About That For A Champions League Debut?

Chris Darwen | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

I spent at least five minutes last night trying to remember a better Champions League debut. I recall Rooney getting a hat-trick for United on his fi...

Millionaire Footballer Missing Since Sunday

Chris Darwen | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

This has to be the worst Premier League title defence since, well I don't know, Chelsea last season, right? It looks like my predictions for last season might have been accurate, just a year too soon with Chelsea and City in the top two and West Ham being relegated with Leicester. I jest of course, Hull are still on track to win the league.

Kloppo Did Some Very Nice Business On Deadline Day

Chris Darwen | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

You can often get a feel for a new manager by the substitutions he makes to change a game. I'd just like to point out that Sam brought on Walcott and left Vardy, yeah you know the one that led Leicester to the Premier League title last season, on the bench. Still, he has taught Lallana to actually hit the back of the net so progress is being made, right?

PL Predictions: Relegation Scrapfight

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

I may get into legal trouble for not predicting Leicester to finish dead last, but even I'm not stupid enough to assume that they will finish lower than a Hull side attempting to break Derby's record for least points in a season.

Could Another Premier League Underdog Upset the Odds Again This Season?

James Knuckey | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Sport
James Knuckey

As we draw closer to yet another Premier League season, the big question on everyone's lips here is: are we in for another shock season? Are we going to see another Leicester City rise up and take the crown? Or will the fabled old guard step up this season and reassert their dominance upon the league...

How Kante's Departure Could Sink Leicester City

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

This year, Leicester go into the season as domestic champions, and Pot 1 seeds in the Champions League. In a season where their small squad is undoubtedly going to be stretched, top clubs are going to treat them as rivals. Without Kante, there is a sense that Leicester don't have enough top-level leadership to successfully respond.

All Bets on Hillary Clinton

Tommy Gilchrist | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tommy Gilchrist

Unpredictable. But only up to a point. The one thing you can be sure of is that Clinton will continue to hammer Trump on each and every single thing he says and does between now and polling day.

Can the Signing of Paul Pogba Usher in a New Period of Dominance for Manchester United?

James Knuckey | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Sport
James Knuckey

A side can take time to gel, but with United fans now having waited so long since Fergie's retirement to challenge for the title, I don't think Mourinho and his team will be afforded this luxury. But maybe this is the kind of pressure they can thrive under. And with this incredible talent coming in to the side, United can become a force to be reckoned with again.

Claudio Ranieri Faces Fresh Challenge as Italian Tries to Hold Leicester City's Champions Together

Matt Gault | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

The Premier League was the first top-flight title Ranieri has lifted, so the forthcoming season is as alien to him as it is to the Leicester supporters. The first assignment will be to persevere through a trying pre-season of speculation and counter-speculation to portray a togetherness and keep producing the fairytale football that shaped the most compelling narrative last season.

Pre-Season Ponderings: Everton to Manchester City

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

I'm a little confused about Leicester. On the one hand, Musa, Mendy and Zieler are nothing more than decent Europa League signings. Normally, a title-winning side would be torn apart for these kind of transfers...

Leicester Fans Deserve Better Than N'Golo Kanté

Chris Whiting | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Whiting

N'Golo Kanté, thank you for the memories, but good riddance - this squad cannot carry any avaricious snakes. You would have gone down as a legend at Leicester City, unarguably as one of the greatest in the 132 years of the club's existence, but you have bottled it.

Why Being Snubbed By Jamie Vardy Is More Significant for Arsenal Than People May Realise

Jamie Spencer | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Arsenal are fast becoming a second Liverpool. 'This is our year,' say the fans every summer as they look ahead to a new Premier League season. These d...