Leicester City are newcomers in England’s elite football league following their impressive season in the Championship where they ended up being crowned as champions. There is however a thin line between survival and relegation, something boss Nigel Pearson is well aware of as he has strengthened his squad with some of the untapped potential this transfer period. The Foxes signed Leonardo Ulloa, Matthew Upson, Marc Albrighton, Jack Barmby, Louis Rowley and Ben Hamer; most of who were playing in the Championship last season.
For this campaign Pearson felt he won’t need the services of Lloyd Dyer, George Taft, Zak Whitbread, Neil Danns, Ben Frempah and Paul Gallagher as well as thirteen other players including Adam Dawson. The Foxes are yet to lift a league title and would fancy just surviving relegation in their first season back in a decade (they were last relegated in 2003/04) than trying to dethrone the big four. King Power Stadium awaits to see if the club formed in 1884 will make a dent in the top flight or simply survive this season.
City’s first match of the season is on the 16th of August when they’ll take on Everton in their 32,262 capacity stadium.