As of right now, nothing tops the 2015/16 season for Leicester City fans. Winning the league was truly one of the greatest sport shocks in history, and the memories during the title run will live long in the memory of Leicester City fans for years to come. Since then, the team have unable to sustain the surprise success, with midtable finishes the three years following the league win. It isn’t a matter of expectation, no one expects Leicester City to emulate what they did in 2015/16.
It’s a matter of convincing fans that the best is still yet to come, despite the fairy tale season three years ago. This is something that Brendan Rodgers promised Leicester City fans when he was first appointed, and he enters the 2019/20 season having only been at the helm of the club for four months. This tactical analysis will look at what Rodgers can achieve by looking at his tactic style and the personnel he has available to him.
A New Era
Rodgers was appointed in late February 2019 after an uninspiring eighteen months with Claude Puel in charge. Leicester City would be Rodgers’ third stint in the league, having guided Swansea to the Premier League, and having almost brought back the much anticipated Premier League trophy to Liverpool in the 2013/14 season. With Leicester he brings those experiences, as well as the winning mentality he gained from Celtic, having won seven trophies in his three-year stint. He is known for his exciting football, something the fans at the King Power have long yearned for since their title win.