Leicester City FC Squad, Team, All Players 2017/18

Leicester City FC Squad, Team, All Players 2017/18

Leicester City FC Squad 2017/18 – First Team 2017/18

Leicester City FC squad – new player in and out 2017/18. Here is the Leicester City FC Squad 2017/18 (First Team).

Leicester have been improving their squad this summer ahead of the 2017/18 season. After an incredible 2015/16 season, where they won the Premier League against all odds, Leicester City had a challenging season in 2016/17. Unfortunately, they did not live up to the same heights again and only managed a 9th place finish. This was after flirting with relegation for a lot of the season. They had to sack title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, much to the dismay and criticism of the fans. However, this turned out to be a good decision as his replacement, Craig Shakespeare, guided the Foxes away from relegation and towards a top half finish.

Leicester City Squad 2017/18

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The Leicester City FC squad line up 2017/18 season will consist of these players.

Leicester City FC Goalkeepers

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Edlin Jakupovic
  • Ben Hamer

Leicester City are most likely very comfortable with their current goalkeeping options. They have one of the league’s best goalkeepers, Kasper Schmeichel, in their ranks and as their no.1 choice. They have signed former Hull goalkeeper Edlin Jakupovic as back up, who is also a very good option for Craig Shakespeare.

Leicester City FC Defenders

  • Harry Maguire
  • Wes Morgan
  • Robert Huth
  • Danny Simpson
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Ben Chilwell
  • Yohan Benalouane

Leicester struggled a bit defensively last season but have as a result brought in a new player this summer. They signed the impressive defender Harry Maguire from Hull City. He arrived for £7.2million and made his debut on the opening weekend of the season vs Arsenal. It will be interesting to see how much a commanding defender like Maguire can improve Leicester’s back 4 this season.

Leicester City FC Midfielders

  • Onyinye Ndidi
  • Nampalys Mendy
  • Vincente Iborra
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Danny Drinkwater
  • Andy King
  • Matty James
  • Marc Albrighton

In midfield, Leicester are not short of good players. It was a big loss for them to lose star man N’Golo Kante at the beginning of the 2016/17 season. He played a very influential role in their title success of 2015/16. However, they still have some good players in there to fill the gap. They signed Onyinye Ndidi last summer and he put in some good performances over the season. They also have Danny Drinkwater, who was also a star player with a title winning season. His link-up play with striker Jamie Vardy is where a lot of Leicester goals come from, with Vardy having the pace to out-run defenders and latch onto long balls played over the top by Drinkwater.

Leicester City FC Forwards

  • Jamie Vardy
  • Demarai Gray
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • George Thomas
  • Islam Slimani
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Shinji Okazaki
  • Leonardo Ulloa

Going forward is where Leicester as a squad really shine. They have some really talented and pacy players in that area of the pitch and do often score lots of goals. The stand-out talents are Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. The goals these players scored in 2015/16 were crucial in the title win, and Leicester will feel lucky that they’ve managed to keep hold of both players.

Leicester City’s first 6 fixtures

  • Arsenal (a) (L 4-3)
  • Brighton and Hove Albion (h)
  • Manchester United (a)
  • Chelsea (h)
  • Huddersfield Town (a)
  • Liverpool (h)

As you can see, Leicester do have a tricky start to the season in terms of fixtures. Having already lost away at Arsenal in their opening game, they still face games against top 6 sides, like Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool within the first 6 games. It’s a big ask for them to take results from all of those games but if they can manage 3 wins out of the next 5 that would be a massive achievement. If they can survive getting beaten too many times in the opening games, they can perhaps have another successful season. Read more at https://www.lcfc.com