All posts tagged with: Claudio Ranieri

Why Leicester should bite the bullet with Ranieri

“…the unprecedented success achieved in recent seasons has been based firmly on stability, togetherness and determination to overcome even the greatest of challenges.” – The conclusion of Leicester City’s official statement in support of manager Claudio Ranieri. Those words are not exactly untrue, but nor do they tell the whole story: After keeping the club up, Nigel Pearson… Read more →

Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester: Five Talking Points

Here are The Football Lab’s Five Talking Points from Middlesbrough’s 0-0 draw with Leicester. Traore and Friend impress Adama Traore caused a lot of problems for Christian Fuchs. The right winger’s raw pace was complimented by the intelligent movement of Antonio Barragan, who went off with a hamstring injury after half an hour. Fabio assumed Barragan’s berth… Read more →

Mahrez hasn’t changed, Leicester have

Many claim that Riyad Mahrez has lost his hunger, that he is a completely different player to last season, but this blog would contest that. Although he and Leicester achieved incredible things the previous year, the 25-year-old’s displays in the second half of that campaign can be romanticized. He produced moments of magic, like his great performance at Man… Read more →

Leicester City Season Preview: unfancied champions

Leicester City must be the most unfancied reigning champions ever to start a top flight campaign. To date they have only lost one first teamer from their incredible 2015-16 season, but that was the excellent N’Golo Kante. Doubts over whether the Frenchman can be replaced are combined with question marks about squad depth ahead of Champions League commitments. Supporter Andreas… Read more →