Leicester City FC Squad 2020 – First Team 2020/21
Leicester City FC squad – new players in and out 2020/21. Here is the Leicester City FC Squad 2020/21 (First Team).
Leicester improved their squad this summer ahead of the 2020/21 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.
In 2018, Claude Puel took over from Craig Shakespeare and managed to turn the team around after they found themselves languishing near the bottom three in the 2017/18 season. However, after their recent poor run in the Premier League, which sees them getting stranded at the 12th position in the league table, the French gaffer was also shown the door and new boss Brendan Rodgers was brought in who has begun the 2019/20 season rather brightly.
They have broken through into the top six and are looking good after the first five matches. Rodgers has given fresh energy to this team and they will be looking to make a spot in the top six at least.
Leicester City FC Squad 2020/21
The Leicester City FC squad for the 2020/21 season consists of these players.
Leicester City FC Goalkeepers
- Kasper Schmeichel
- Eldin Jakupovic
- Danny Ward
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 had signed former Hull goalkeeper Edlin Jakupovic as back up last season and also brought in Danny Ward from Liverpool. This season there has been no change in their goalkeeping options.
Leicester City FC Defenders
- James Justin
- Filip Benkovic
- Caglar Soyuncu
- Jonny Evans
- Ricardo Pereira
- Wes Morgan
- Danny Simpson
- Christian Fuchs
- Daniel Amartey
Leicester struggled a bit defensively last to last season and as a result brought in a new player last summer. They signed the impressive defender Harry Maguire from Hull City. He arrived for £12.5million and made his debut on the opening weekend of the season vs Arsenal. The Englishman had been a commanding defender for the national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and was also influential for Leicester’s back 4 last season. Now he has moved out of the team as Manchester United came for him. The Red Devils submitted a world record fee fort a defender as they signed Maguire. The Foxes signed Turkish centre-back Caglar Soyuncu and Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic on transfer deadline day in summer 2018 and now Soyuncu has replaced Maguire in the first team. The Turkish centre back although very young has been termed as one heavy artillery player by his teammates like Chilwell who says the player is always a fighter, both on and off the pitch.
However, a big change with Leicester that too place this year is that defender Ben Chilwell left Leicester for Chelsea Football Club.
Leicester City FC Midfielders
- Wilfred Ndidi
- Vincente Iborra
- Daniel Amartey
- Matty James
- Marc Albrighton
- Nampalys Mendy
- Hamza Choudhury
- Andy King
- James Maddison
- Demarai Gray
- Harvey Barnes
- Dennis Praet
- Youri Tielemans
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 Wilfred Ndidi last to last summer and he put in some good performances over the last two seasons. They also had to cope without Danny Drinkwater, the midfield talisman joining Chelsea in the last few hours of transfer deadline day in summer 2017. However, Danny Drinkwater’s career has not gone well as he is out on loan at Burnley now. His replacement, Portuguese international Adrien Silva, did not have a good enough term in the Premier League and was left on loan in January 2019 to play for the French club AS Monaco.
The Foxes brought in Youri Tielemans in a swap loan deal from the French club in the January 2019 transfer window and has now made his deal permanent. He has become a star in the Leicester City team and has also broken into the Belgium national team. It is being reported that big teams like Manchester United are circling the young midfielder and also keeping their eyes on James Maddison of England.
Leicester City FC Forwards
- Jamie Vardy
- Kelechi Iheanacho
- Ayoze Perez
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 Kelechi Iheanacho. The goals these Vardy scored in 2015/16 was crucial in the title win, and Leicester will feel lucky that they’ve managed to keep hold of Jamie Vardy. Leicester had signed Algerian winger Rachid Ghezzal from Monaco for £12.60 million. Ghezzal had been drawing comparisons to their former Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez but is now no longer a part of the Leicester squad. The Foxes have signed a new player from Newcastle United in the form of Ayoze Perez. The player from outside the continent has been a strong influence in the new team. He is a strong player who is quick on the turn and can score goals easily. He along with Vardy form a smart front line.
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