Claudio Ranieri is set to be rewarded with a new bumper contract for getting Leicester City to the Premier League title in stunning fashion.
Against all the odds, Leicester managed to win the title and this will be a story that could go on for several decades. Ranieri incredibly came to the club only last summer when they had just avoided relegation. Nigel Pearson had managed to get them to safety, but he was sacked due to off the field issues. Leicester were staring at the prospect of yet another relegation when Ranieri came to the club.
Leicester City face a tough fight in order to retain the league title after having just managed to do the unthinkable by winning the Premier league title over the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal.
The club were never expected to even reach the top of the table, but they have managed to actually win the league title with a 10 point advantage over second placed Arsenal. Claudio Ranieri has been receiving huge plaudits for the work he has done in the span of just 12 months. However, his big achievement will come next season when he tries to defend the title.
English Premier League outfit, Leicester City would be without skipper, Jamie Vardy in the next match against Swansea and might miss more due to his improper conduct following his second-half dismissal in the game against West Ham United.
The match which was played on Sunday 17 April 2016, also saw Leicester City being charged for failing to control their players when an 83rd-minute penalty was awarded to West Ham. The top-placed club on the EPL table have until 6pm on Thursday 21 April 2016 to reply to their charge.
Paul Konchesky will be missing the Queens Park Rangers game against Leeds United because of injury. The player, who is currently on loan from Leicester City, has only recently recovered some kind of form and would have been keen to be a part of the team taking on his former club Leeds United.
Paul Konchesky is currently on loan to Queens Park Rangers from Premier League side, Leicester City. With his parent club competing for the title, Konchesky has found it hard to get regular playing time with Leicester and has been loan out to the Championship side.
Leicester City has taken the Premier League by surprise and after 24 league games; they have managed to stay in the top.
Claudio Ranieri and his players still aren’t one of the big favorites on actually winning the top tier English League but nonetheless, they are making a genuine charge and have been making a string of impressive performances.
Even though the team of Claudio Ranieri has been outstanding so far in this season, the Italian manager was pretty active in the January transfer window as he signed and added to his squad 5 players.
Claudio Ranieri doesn’t mind if his players show displeasure when they are left out of the starting XI.
It actually amuses the Italian manager as he believes it’s a sign of hunger that the players have in their belly.
Ranieri decided not to play one of his most in-form players Riyad Mahrez in the previous game against Norwich City and according to him, he liked it that the Algerian winger was upset about his exclusion.
Mahrez is, however, believed to be back starting for the Foxes after the international break.
It appeared that Lucas Leiva’s time at Anfield had come to an end when it was reported that the player was discussing a loan move to Besiktas towards the end of the transfer window.
The Brazilian came to Anfield when Rafa Benitez was the manager. Several managers have come and gone since Lucas came to the club. Lucas went from being criticised heavily during his first few years into one of the club’s fan favourites. However, he has once again lost his place in the team and this time around it looks like the nail in the coffin for the 28-year-old.
Leicester City have joined the elite band of clubs to have achieved the great escape after being bottom of the Premier League table on Christmas.
The club’s hopes of staying in the top division appeared to be destined for failure six months ago. However, the club went through an impressive run of form in the final three months of this recent to confirmed their stay with a game left. After suffering a 4-3 defeat against Tottenham towards the end of March, Leicester went on a run of seven wins from nine games to stay in the league.