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Ndidi: FA Cup success will push Leicester City to more glory
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Ndidi: FA Cup success will push Leicester City to more glory

The Nigeria midfielder played a key role as the Foxes clinched the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium last season Wilfred Ndidi is proud of Leicester City’s achievements last season and he is eager to help them win more titles in the 2021-22 campaign after last season's FA Cup triumph. The Super Eagles star played a crucial role in the middle of the park as Brendan Rodgers’ men came out victorious in the oldest football competition in the world after defeating Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. The FA Cup triumph was Ndidi’s maiden title in his career and he described the feeling as "incredible" while hoping to win more silverware next season.
Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from RB Salzburg on five-year contract
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Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from RB Salzburg on five-year contract

The Foxes have announced the arrival of the Zambia international, last term's top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga, on a lengthy contract Leicester City have confirmed the capture of Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg on a five-year deal believed to be worth £23 million ($32m). The Foxes announced the arrival of the Zambia international from Austria, effective from July 1, subject to a work clearance. The 22-year-old, who finished as top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, arrives having netted 68 times in 125 appearances across all competitions for Salzburg since he arrived in 2017.
Cottee: Why Iheanacho was outstanding for Leicester City
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Cottee: Why Iheanacho was outstanding for Leicester City

The former Foxes striker has provided insight on why the Nigerian star was splendid in front of goal for Brendan Rodgers’ men last season Tony Cottee has stated the reasons behind Kelechi Iheanacho’s impressive goalscoring exploits for Leicester City during the 2020-21 campaign. Before heading into 2021, the former Manchester City wonderkid could only boast two Premier League games, without finding the net, as he played second fiddle in the Foxes’ squad. Nevertheless, a change of fortune saw him revive his scoring form which proved pivotal in the King Power Stadium outfit’s FA Cup triumph.  
Super Eagles Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Season Award
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Super Eagles Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Season Award

Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has won the Leicester City Goal of the Season award for the 2020-21 campaign. The Nigeria international has been in form for the Foxes, scoring 19 goals in all competitions so far this season. His 80th-minute goal against Crystal Palace which he beat two defenders before sending a powerful curler into the net, was chosen as the best goal in 2020-2021. The 24-year-old was presented with the award by gaffer Brendan Rodgers, in the company of the owner of the club Mr. Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Friday night, May 22.
Chelsea and Leicester City charged by the FA following mass brawl between players in Tuesday’s clash
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Chelsea and Leicester City charged by the FA following mass brawl between players in Tuesday’s clash

Chelsea and Leicester have been charged by the Football Association following the mass brawl that broke between players towards the end of their match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, May 18. Players and staff from both teams squared up to each other after Ricardo Pereira's challenge on Ben Chilwell. Antonio Rudiger sparked the ugly scene when he first squared up to Pereira before the clash turned into a bigger altercation between the other players and substitutes. Daniel Armartey, who was an unused sub for the Foxes, was booked for his involvement in the burst up while Pereira was shown a yellow card for the foul on Chilwell. An FA statement read: 'Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have both been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League ...
EPL: It Will be ‘Harsh’ if Liverpool Miss Out on Champions League – Ian Wright
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EPL: It Will be ‘Harsh’ if Liverpool Miss Out on Champions League – Ian Wright

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has said it would be ‘harsh’ for Liverpool to miss out on next season’s Champions League. The former champions beat Burnley 3-0 on Wednesday night to go above Leicester City into third place. The race for the top four will go down to the last day, but Chelsea and Liverpool are now firmly in the driving seats with their destiny in their own hands. Leicester will simply have to win their game and hope for other results to go their way. If the Foxes beat Tottenham and Chelsea fail to beat Aston Villa at Villa Park, there is a chance both Leicester and Liverpool could finish in the top four while the Blues slip to fifth. Wright feels it would be cruel on Liverpool to miss out on top four, given the huge amount of injuries they have had t...
Ndidi & Iheanacho’s Champions League spots in jeopardy after Leicester City’s loss to Chelsea
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Ndidi & Iheanacho’s Champions League spots in jeopardy after Leicester City’s loss to Chelsea

The Nigeria internationals’ places in next season’s competition is in jeopardy following the Foxes’ defeat to the Blues on Tuesday night Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are in danger of missing out on places in next season’s Champions League following Leicester City’s defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday. The FA Cup winners needed at least a draw to be in control of their qualification destiny, but they bowed 2-1 to Thomas Tuchel’s men at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea went into the fixture hoping to avenge their FA Cup final defeat to the Foxes as well as boost their own Champions League ambitions.
Brendan Rodgers reacts as Chelsea players celebrate 2-1 win over Leicester
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Brendan Rodgers reacts as Chelsea players celebrate 2-1 win over Leicester

  Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has mocked Chelsea players for their post-match celebrations after a 2-1 win on Tuesday night. The Foxes had defeated Thomas Tuchel’s men 1-0 to win the FA Cup last weekend. But the Blues exacted revenge at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho, to climb above Leicester in the race for top four places. “It speaks volumes on where my players are at. You saw Chelsea at the end of the game, these are Champions League finalists and they are overjoyed at the end of the game. “They won and we always respect that. It was a tight turnaround for us but my players gave everything and I’m so proud of them playing against a top side with many top players. “We fought right until the very end. We’ll recove...
Why Chelsea Players Decided to Punish Leicester City – Rudiger
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Why Chelsea Players Decided to Punish Leicester City – Rudiger

  Antonio Rudiger has hit back at Leicester City players after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over the Foxes on Tuesday. Rudiger said that him and his teammates decided to punish Brendan Rodgers side for ‘disrespecting’ Chelsea after the FA Cup final on Sunday. Recall that while celebrating Leicester’s FA Cup victory at Wembley, Ghanaian defender, Amartey was filmed throwing Chelsea’s pennant on the floor in the dressing room. Rudiger and his team-mates got their revenge on Tuesday evening as they secured a 2-1 victory over Brendan Rodgers’ side at Stamford Bridge to tighten their grip on a top-four finish in the Premier League. And Rudiger pointed out that Amartey’s actions gave Chelsea’s players extra motivation to beat Leicester. “We wanted to show to them because top four...
Kanu: Iheanacho’s renaissance is a very big lesson after Leicester City’s FA Cup glory
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Kanu: Iheanacho’s renaissance is a very big lesson after Leicester City’s FA Cup glory

The 24-year-old contributed to the Foxes' run to cup glory with his goalscoring contributions that made him the joint-top scorer Arsenal and Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu is pleased with how Kelechi Iheanacho rediscovered his goalscoring instincts at Leicester City after struggling for form earlier this season. Before the New Year, Iheanacho started just two Premier League matches without finding the back of the net but he managed to score three goals for the Foxes in the Europa League group stage. He has turned his struggles around with starring performances for Brendan Rodgers’ team that helped them win the FA Cup on Saturday after defeating Chelsea 1-0.
Jamie Vardy goes to sleep wearing his FA Cup winners’ medal
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Jamie Vardy goes to sleep wearing his FA Cup winners’ medal

When Jamie Vardy eventually got to sleep after Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in their history, he made sure he was still in celebratory mood. The striker was pictured asleep wearing the medal he picked up after the Foxes beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley thanks to a stunning strike from Youri Tielemans. It was no surprise Vardy was worn out - he became the first player in the competition's history to feature in all 13 rounds across his career, from the preliminary stages right through to the final. The Foxes striker also fell asleep with his Premier League medal still in his hand in 2016, after a season in which he scored 24 league goals to fire his side to the most unlikely of title triumphs.
We have two More Finals to Play – Tuchel reacts to Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester
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We have two More Finals to Play – Tuchel reacts to Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said his team has two finals to play next week, after losing the FA Cup to Leicester City on Saturday. Youri Tielemans scored  the winner as the Foxes lifted the trophy at Wembley on Saturday. Tuchel was hoping to win his first silverware with Chelsea since he joined in January. However, the German is now facing dropping out of the top four and a crucial Champions League final against Manchester City on May 29. But Tuchel, speaking after the defeat to Leicester today, said he is looking forward to the last two Premier League fixtures next week. “There’s no team that never loses in sports. It is about coming back and bouncing back, showing mentality and believing on Tuesday. “We missed a trophy and we have two finals vs Lei...
Iheanacho and Ndidi win their first FA Cup with Leicester City after 1 – 0 victory against Chelsea (Photos)
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Iheanacho and Ndidi win their first FA Cup with Leicester City after 1 – 0 victory against Chelsea (Photos)

Nigerian superstars, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have claimed their first silverware with Leicester City after the Foxes defeated Chelsea 1 - 0 to win their first ever FA Cup. Belgian midfielder, Youri Tielemans’ thunderbolt strike in the 63rd minutes sealed the win for Leicester City at Wembley on Saturday night, May 15. Former Leicester full-back, Ben Chilwell saw a last-gasp effort for Chelsea ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee review. After the match, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, presented the trophy to Leicester captain Kasper Schmeichel following their win. Iheanacho and Ndidi are the latest Nigerian footballers to win the FA CUP after John Mikel Obi, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Moses, John Utaka, Daniel Amokachi, and Celestine Ba...
Chelsea vs Leicester City: Mark Lawrenson predicts winner of FA Cup final
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Chelsea vs Leicester City: Mark Lawrenson predicts winner of FA Cup final

  Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted today’s FA Cup final clash between Chelsea and Leicester City. Chelsea will on Saturday evening tackle Leicester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Thomas Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, while Leicester defeated Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday at Old Trafford. Providing his prediction, Lawrenson expects Chelsea to beat the Foxes and win their ninth FA Cup. “I think they [Chelsea] will have too much for Leicester – the Foxes got a good win at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but that was against a weakened Manchester United side,” he told BBC. “It will be close, but, from what I have seen of Brendan Rodgers’ side in the past few weeks, I am no...
Brendan Rodgers Takes Decision to Replace Mourinho at Tottenham
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Brendan Rodgers Takes Decision to Replace Mourinho at Tottenham

  Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is not interested in joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer and wants to stay with the Foxes, according to Eurosport. Rodgers, who has previously managed Liverpool and Celtic, is a leading target for Spurs. Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho last week after only 18 months in charge. Rodgers led Leicester to fifth place last season and only failed to qualify for the Champions League after an end-of-season collapse. The Northern Irishman will likely rectify that this season, with Leicester in third place with five remaining in the Premier League. His brand of football has attracted the attention of Spurs. But with Leicester on course for a Champions League spot and in the final of the FA Cup, Rodgers believes he can take the Fo...
Iheanacho Sends Foxes into FA Cup Final
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Iheanacho Sends Foxes into FA Cup Final

Kelechi Iheanacho fired Leicester into their first FA Cup final since 1969 as 4,000 spectators witnessed their 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley. Iheanacho's swept finish at the second attempt after 55 minutes was enough to ensure the Foxes progress to face Chelsea. There is expected to be 21,000 in attendance - including far more supporters - when they return to Wembley on May 15 looking to win their first-ever FA Cup. James Maddison missed two good chances to extend Leicester's lead following his introduction off the bench in front of the watching Gareth Southgate, but one goal was enough for Brendan Rodgers' side. Southampton last reached the FA Cup final in 2003 but failed to register a shot on target - the best chance falling to Ibrahima Diallo - as their run came to a ...
Iheanacho Vows To Win FA Cup With Leicester City
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Iheanacho Vows To Win FA Cup With Leicester City

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has vowed to win trophies with the Foxes as they face Southampton in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final tie on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. The Nigeria international has played a crucial role in the Foxes’ run to the last four of the FA cup bagging three goals in his last two cup outings including a brace against Manchester United in the quarter-finals. Iheanacho told Leicester TV that the team is “hungry for titles and trophies and they will sacrifice so much to win trophies.” “We’ll always have that hunger and desire to win trophies,” EPL’s Player for the month of March said. “Of course, other teams are preparing as well, but we need to need it more, we need to want it more. We need to sacrifice so many things and give ou...
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City
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Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi failed to inspire Leicester City as the Foxes fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night, reports NGNewsHub.com. Iheanacho, who has been in sparkling form for Brendan Rodgers’ side in recent weeks was replaced by Mark Albrighton in the 72nd minute . Namplays Mendy took the place of Ndidi seven minutes from time. Manchester City took the lead through Benjamin Mendy two minutes before the hour mark, only his second goal for the Citizens. Pep Guardiola’s side wrapped up the win in the 74th minute through Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian fired home close range after exchanging passes with Raheem Sterling.
Iheanacho and Amartey lead Leicester City past Brighton & Hove Albion
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Iheanacho and Amartey lead Leicester City past Brighton & Hove Albion

gThe Nigeria and Ghana internationals helped the Foxes secure a comeback victory against the Seagulls on Saturday night Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey powered Leicester City to a 2-1 triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. Leicester move above Man Utd for now... pic.twitter.com/acVDinLqtl — Premier League (@premierleague) March 6, 2021 The Seagulls had taken a first half lead at the Falmer Stadium, nevertheless, the African duo found the net in the second half to inspire the Foxes to victory. Graham Potter’s men came into the English Premier League tie with the ambition of ending their poor streak, while visitors were aiming to brighten their Champions League ambition.
Arteta Warns Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal Defeated Leicester City 3-1
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Arteta Warns Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal Defeated Leicester City 3-1

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has warned forward, Gabriel Martinelli, that he needs to keep working hard to get back to his best following his side’s 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday. Arteta also explained why he continues to overlook the 19-year-old Brazilian youngster in recent Arsenal’s matches. Martinelli has been an unused substitute in Arsenal’s last five recent games, including against Leicester City as goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe gave Arteta’s side all three points against the Foxes at the King Power Stadium. Asked why Martinelli was left on the bench yet again, Arteta said at post-match: “Well, he needs to keep working and make it difficult for us [to leave him out]. “He’s a player that is going to give us a lot, but he...
Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year
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Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year

Yes finally Arsenal recorded their first away win against a top three Premier League team for six years when they beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday. The Gunners went behind just six minutes into the clash with the Foxes as Youri Tielemans fired low past Bernd Leno, but Mikel Arteta's team fought back later in the half when a free-kick from Willian was met by the head of David Luiz and evaded Kasper Schmeichel's grasp, before Alexandre Lacazette converted a penalty in stoppage time. Nicolas Pepe then rounded off the scoring in the second half as the visitors recorded their second win in six Premier League matches. 2015 - This was Arsenal’s first away victory against a team starting the day in the top three of the Premier League table since January 2015 (2-0 v Manchester City) – they were...
Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others
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Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others

  Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Leicester City to beat Arsenal when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Owen also backed Manchester United and Chelsea to play a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. According to him, Everton will beat Southampton at Goodison Park on Monday. “There were differing fortunes for both sides in Thursday’s Europa League fixtures. I was surprised to see Leicester crash out but was equally impressed by Arsenal’s fight-back against Benfica,” Owen told BetVictor. “I think if you asked Brendan Rodgers privately, he’d agree that UEFA Champions League qualification is the priority for the Foxes this season. “It will be interesting to see how this one plays ...
‘Clear offside!’ – Liverpool boss Klopp slams VAR but claims Alisson had ‘super game’ at Leicester despite error
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‘Clear offside!’ – Liverpool boss Klopp slams VAR but claims Alisson had ‘super game’ at Leicester despite error

The Reds boss believes another contentious VAR ruling turned the tide against his side as they suffered a 3-1 reversal against the Foxes Jurgen Klopp was left cursing another controversial VAR ruling after seeing his Liverpool side suffer a 3-1 defeat at Leicester , with the Reds boss of the opinion that a “clear offside” call went against the Reds. In what is becoming a testing run for the Premier League champions, they hit a new low at the King Power Stadium. Mohamed Salah fired them in front, but a late flurry of goals from the Foxes was sparked by a James Maddison free-kick that was allowed to stand despite a flag initially being raised for offside.
Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Nigeria international has missed the Foxes’ last two games due to injury but he is set to return to the team Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic Wilfred Ndidi will be available for selection against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Everton in January and has subsequently missed their last two outings against Leeds United and Fulham. The Northern Irish tactician has revealed the Nigeria international along with Jamie Vardy should return against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Iheanacho handed second Europa League start for Leicester City against Braga
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Iheanacho handed second Europa League start for Leicester City against Braga

The Nigeria international has been included in the Foxes’ starting XI at the King Power Stadium against Carlos Carvalhal’s men Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in Leicester City’s starting line-up against Sporting Braga in Thursday’s Europa League game. The 24-year-old centre-forward has been in fine form in the current campaign and opened his season account against Zorya Luhansk in his first start in the tournament. The Nigeria international also played a part in their second group game in the European competition against AEK Athens.
Amartey: Leicester City boss Rodgers going careful with fit-again Ghana defender
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Amartey: Leicester City boss Rodgers going careful with fit-again Ghana defender

The Foxes boss talks about the way forward for the 25-year-old following his return to the pitch ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers wants the club to tread cautiously in re-introducing fit-again defender Daniel Amartey to Premier League action. On the sidelines since suffering an ankle injury against West Ham United in October 2018, the Ghana international made a massive step on his road to regaining full fitness with 45 minutes of action in a friendly fixture against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, capping his return with his side's goal in the 1-1 draw. Leicester are set to play as guests to West Bromwich Albion in their 2020-21 league opener on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers Explains Why he Substituted Iheanacho in Leicester 4-1 Loss to Bournemouth
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Brendan Rodgers Explains Why he Substituted Iheanacho in Leicester 4-1 Loss to Bournemouth

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has explained why he substituted Kelechi Iheanacho at halftime leading to their 4-1 loss to Bournemouth on Sunday. He said Iheanacho’s substitution which was pivotal in the defeat, was a tactical one. Leicester headed to the break leading Bournemouth 1-0 after several missed opportunities to kill off the game. The Foxes came into the second half without Iheanacho who played a big part in Jamie Vardy’s opener. Iheanacho was withdrawn at half-time at the Vitality Stadium, with Rodgers tweaking his system to bring on Dennis Praet. Leicester had controlled the first half, but Rodgers said he felt the need to swap a striker for a midfielder to provide more defensive security. The manager’s plan did not work, as his team ende...
‘Of course I am!’ – Maddison reacts to Leicester fan asking if he’s staying amid Man Utd links
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‘Of course I am!’ – Maddison reacts to Leicester fan asking if he’s staying amid Man Utd links

The 23-year-old midfielder said that moving from Norwich City to the Foxes in 2018 was one of the best decisions he's ever made Leicester City star James Maddison has dropped a further hint that he'll snub interest from Manchester United and stay at the club as he responded to a supporter asking him about his future. The 23-year-old has been tipped to join the Red Devils, with United reportedly ready to make a big-money move for the England international. Maddison, who has already suggested he will be staying put at Leicester, surprised fan Roy Fellows with a phone call amidst the coronavirus lockdown, with the supporter being quick to ask the midfielder if he'd be staying with the Foxes.
Lampard Speaks on Caballero’s Performance after Chelsea’s Draw with Leicester City
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Lampard Speaks on Caballero’s Performance after Chelsea’s Draw with Leicester City

  Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has commented on goalkeeper, Willy Caballero’s performance following his side’s Premier League 2-2 draw against Leicester City on Saturday. Lampard says Caballero, who started ahead of Kepa, did pretty good against Brendan Rodgers’ side, adding that the 38-year-old made some excellent saves during the encounter. The Blues and the Foxes played shared a point each at the King Power Stadium, thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger (2), Harvey Barnes (1), and Ben Chilwell (1). “I am not going to talk about that now,” Lampard told BT Sport when asked if Caballero would keep his place. “But I thought Caballero’s overall performance was pretty good. He made some excellent saves, was comfortable with his feet. “I was righ...
Nigerian Duo Iheanacho And Ndidi Misses League Cup Final Ticket With Leicester City
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Nigerian Duo Iheanacho And Ndidi Misses League Cup Final Ticket With Leicester City

Aston Villa have sealed their ticket to the final of the League Cup. This win came after the Championship new boys defeated the Foxes 2-1 at the Villa Park on Tuesday night. After earning a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on January 8, Villa knew they had to turn up good performance against Brendan Roger's side. Substitute Trezeguet was the hero with a stoppage-time winner as Aston Villa beat Leicester City 2-1 to reach the EFL Cup final. The winger got on the end of Ahmed El Mohamady's superb cross from the right and sent a fine volley across goal and into the right corner. It gave Villa a 3-2 aggregate at the end of 90 minutes. Matt Targett had given Villa a 12th-minute lead, but Leicester deservedly levelled through Kelechi Iheanacho in the 72nd minute. Nigerian...
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Resurgent Iheanacho Maintains Leicester City Momentum With Aston Villa Strike

The Nigerian continued his impressive form with his fourth goal of the season as the Foxes thumped the Villans at Villa Park Kelechi Iheanacho scored his fourth goal of the season to help Leicester City to a 4-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Before his strike, the Nigerian had assisted Jamie Vardy to put the Foxes ahead in the 20th minute. Four minutes before the half-time break, he doubled their advantage after converting James Maddison’s cross at the near post with the aid of Ezri Konsa’s deflection. It was a significant goal for Iheanacho, with the 23-year-old now scoring in all four his appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side this term. OptaJoe ✔ @OptaJoe 4 - Kelechi Iheanacho has scored in all four appearances for Leicester City this season, netting four goa...
Wilfred Ndidi Is Nigeria’s Highest Paid Player In Europe
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Wilfred Ndidi Is Nigeria’s Highest Paid Player In Europe

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi is the highest-paid Super Eagles player in Europe this season. The 22-year-old, who joined the Foxes from Genk for £17m in 2016, earns £3.9m per annum, (approximately £75,000 a week) according to a study by Spotrac. Ndidi, barring any last-minute hitch, will play his 100th game for Leicester City in Saturday’s clash against Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium. He is also the fifth highest earner at Leicester behind Jamie Vardy (£7.28m), Kasper Schmeichel (£6.76m), Johnny Evans (£4.16m) and Adrien Silva (£4.16m). In second place is Kelechi Iheanacho who earns £60,000 per week (£3.12m). Iheanacho has found regular time hard to come by at Leicester, fueling speculations he may be sent out on loan when the January transfer window ...
I Knew I’ll Score Against Chelsea, Says Ndidi
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I Knew I’ll Score Against Chelsea, Says Ndidi

SUPER Eagles’ star, Wilfred Ndidi said he knew he would score in yesterday’s English Premier League game between Chelsea and Leicester City which ended 1-1 at the Stamford Bridge. The Foxes’ midfielder was involved in both goals after he was dispossessed by Mason Mount in the seventh minute of the game as the 20-year-old opened the scoring for the Blues on his home debut in the Premier League. The Nigeria International atoned for his error in the second half though, netting the equaliser as Leicester ended up with a point, although it could have been all three, with the Foxes missing some good chances to win the game. Speaking after the match, Ndidi reflected on the goal he scored and concluded that he trained for such moves with his teammate during practice sessions ahead of ...
Kelechi Iheanacho nets brace in Leicester City’s stalemate with Rotherham United
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Kelechi Iheanacho nets brace in Leicester City’s stalemate with Rotherham United

The Nigeria international’s double was not enough to help the Foxes claim victory over the Millers at the New York Stadium Kelechi Iheanacho scored both goals for Leicester City in their 2-2 stalemate with League One side Rotherham United in a pre-season game on Saturday. After ending his 11-month goal drought against Cambridge United on Tuesday, the forward continued with a brilliant performance at the New York Stadium. The 22-year-old Nigerian international put the Premier League side in front with his well-taken effort inside the area in the 11th minute.
Maguire will improve Man Utd or City’ – Former Leicester team-mate backing big-money move
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Maguire will improve Man Utd or City’ – Former Leicester team-mate backing big-money move

Danny Simpson, who spent two years alongside the England international with the Foxes, believes the 26-year-old is one of the best in the business Harry Maguire would improve either of the Manchester rivals pursuing his signature, says Danny Simpson, with it easy to see why United and City are battling it out for the Leicester defender. A move away from the King Power Stadium for the England international has been mooted for some time. Jose Mourinho was said to have made him a top target for United in the summer of 2018 on the back of his exploits at the World Cup finals in Russia.
Adrien Silva: Leicester City striker Islam Slimani wants to rejoin Sporting Lisbon
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Adrien Silva: Leicester City striker Islam Slimani wants to rejoin Sporting Lisbon

The Algeria international has failed to reach the height of his career since leaving the Portuguese club Adrien Silva claims Leicester City striker Islam Slimani desires to return to Sporting Lisbon this summer. The forward enjoyed an impressive time with Sporting, scoring 48 goals in 82 league games, performances which saw the Foxes pay a club-record fee of £30million to secure his signature in 2016. At the King Power Stadium, he failed to make much impact and was sent on loan to Newcastle United, before he moved to Fernabache temporarily at the start of last season for a chance to rediscover his form.
‘What really happened to Iheanacho?’ – Twitter reacts to Nigeria star’s snub for Afcon
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‘What really happened to Iheanacho?’ – Twitter reacts to Nigeria star’s snub for Afcon

The Leicester City forward was one of two players axed from the Super Eagles squad for the Afcon later this month Following his exclusion from Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), football enthusiasts took to social media to express their concerns over Kelechi Iheanacho's dip in form. The Leicester City star has been struggling for form after playing a bit-part role for the Foxes in the 2018-19 Premier League season. Despite Rohr's claims that Iheanacho would get some playing time against Zimbabwe, the 22-year-old was missing in action on Saturday and was made to wait for his first game for the Super Eagles in 2019.
Stoke challenge Leicester for Luton fullback Jones
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Stoke challenge Leicester for Luton fullback Jones

Leicester City face a battle to sign Luton Town fullback Justin Jones. The Sun says Stoke City are also interested in the 21-year-old. Although Jones would be joining a Premier League outfit in the Foxes, he would likely be signed as a back-up for Ricardo Pereira. The Potters have the advantage of being able to provide Jones with a starting role.  
Leicester boss Rodgers explains Okazaki exit
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Leicester boss Rodgers explains Okazaki exit

The Japan international decided not to renew his contract with the Foxes, and is looking for a slower style of play than the Premier League Brendan Rodgers says Shinji Okazaki decided to leave Leicester City for a slower pace of football as he moves towards the end of his career. The Japan international became a real fans’ favourite after four years at the King Power Stadium but, at 33, is looking to settle into a less high-octane footballing environment. Rodgers said he isn’t sure whether Okazaki has decided on his next club yet, but could hardly speak higher of his professionalism and commitment to the club.
Football Fans, Coach Slam Kelechi Iheanacho After Goal Miss Vs Man City
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Football Fans, Coach Slam Kelechi Iheanacho After Goal Miss Vs Man City

Fans and Leicester City Manager Brendan Rogers have slammed striker Kelechi iheanacho for missing a golden opportunity in the match on Monday night. Iheanacho came off the bench with 10 minutes to go at the Etihad Stadium on Monday with Leicester trailing 1-0 to Vincent Kompany's unstoppable 25-yard strike. The former City striker was sold by Pep Guardiola but wasted a glorious opportunity to earn the Foxes a draw, which would have left Liverpool in top spot in the table. Iheanacho has scored a single Premier League goal this season but Rodgers felt the Nigeria international ought to have made more of his late chance. "He should score, I said that to him afterwards, in the big games there are not many moments," Rodgers told a news conference. However, football fans - inc...
Leicester City Manager Blames Kelechi Iheanacho after 1-0 Defeat to Man City
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Leicester City Manager Blames Kelechi Iheanacho after 1-0 Defeat to Man City

Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers, has said Kelechi Iheanacho should have scored a late goal, to dent Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes. Iheanacho came off the bench with 10 minutes to go at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, with Leicester trailing 1-0. The Super Eagles forward, who was sold by Pep Guardiola, wasted a glorious opportunity to earn the Foxes a draw, which would have left Liverpool in top spot in the table. Iheanacho has scored a single Premier League goal this season and Rodgers feels he should have done better with the chance. “He should score, I said that to him afterwards, in the big games there are not many moments. “It was tight, we were very, very good in our defensive organisations. They didn’t have many chances and we didn’t have many. But ...
Kelechi Iheanacho Rated Among Worst Performers For Leicester City
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Kelechi Iheanacho Rated Among Worst Performers For Leicester City

Kelechi Iheanacho has emerged as the club’s fifth worst performer of the 2018/19 season. According to top football website, whoscored.com, the 22-year-old is rated 21st out of 25 players currently starring for the former Premier League champions. Iheanacho has a very low rating of 6.23, having so far had an abysmal campaign for the Foxes which has seen him score just once in 27 EPL matches this term. The former Nigeria youth international has scored only four goals in 48 EPL appearances since joining Leicester while losing his place in the Super Eagles’ squad. In contrast, Iheanacho’s compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi has been having a rollercoaster season for the Foxes which has seen him emerge as the best Premier League tackler with six more games remaining. WhoScored which rated...
Ahmed Musa Speaks On His Future At Leicester City
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Ahmed Musa Speaks On His Future At Leicester City

Nigerian winger, Ahmed Musa has spoken on his future at Leicester City. Musa told Completesportsnigeria.com he is moving out of the club but did not know where he is heading to. According to him, he could leave the King Power Stadium in January when the transfer window reopens. He said, “I don’t know where I’m headed yet but hopefully I will leave to play regularly.” The Super Eagles winger has made only one senior appearance for Leicester City this season which was against Championship side Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup in which he scored. Options before him include a possible return to CSKA Moscow and move to Hull City or Stoke. He joined Leicester City for €18m from CSKA Moscow last summer but has struggled for the Foxes, scoring six goals in 34 games in all competitions. ...
Diouf Hails Resilient Stoke City Against Leicester City
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Diouf Hails Resilient Stoke City Against Leicester City

Mame Diouf has heaped praises on Stoke City after they fought they back to secure a 2-2 draw against Leicester City in Saturday’s English Premier League tie at the bet365 Stadium. Mark Hughes’ men required the intervention of substitute Peter Crouch to deny their impressive visitors the maximum points after Riyad Mahrez’s second half goal looked to have won it for them. Vincente Iborra got the opener for the Foxes before Xherdan Shaqiri drew them level. The Algeria international then restored the lead but saw the veteran England striker deny victory with a 73rd minute header. And Diouf, who played for 86 minutes, took to the social media to hails his team’s resilience while stating they could have pushed for victory
Leicester City’s Puel Unveils Plan To Make Mahrez Stay
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Leicester City’s Puel Unveils Plan To Make Mahrez Stay

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has disclosed that one of his responsibilities is to seduce and keep wantaway Riyad Mahrez at the King Power Stadium. Mahrez handed in a transfer request last campaign but could not a secure away from Leicester before the end of the summer transfer window. With the incoming January transfer window, Puel admitted the Algerian’s frustration and he is eager to convince him to stay at the King Power Stadium. “It is down to me to make these players want to stay by the fact we are playing good football. I want them to be happy here. I have always got to attract them, to seduce them,” Puel told DailyMail. “It is down to me to create that ambience and that environment where these players want to thrive and stay and be happy and to enjoy themselves and their foot...
Leicester Managers Job Interests Sean Dyche And Sam Allardyce
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Leicester Managers Job Interests Sean Dyche And Sam Allardyce

The Foxes have begun their search for a new boss after Craig Shakespeare was sacked yesterday, news first revealed by Sportsmail. Burnley boss Dyche is emerging as a contender for the role at the King Power Stadium. And Sportsmail understands the 46-year-old would be interested in speaking to Leicester about the possibility of taking the reins. Dyche has established a reputation as one of the brightest young British managers in the game with his brilliant work at Turf Moor. But a move to the Midlands would represent a significant step forward in the talented boss' burgeoning career. At present, Dyche splits his time between Lancashire and Northampton, where he has laid down family roots. Geographically, a move to the Foxes would suit Dyche; Northampton is less than an hour's drive aw...
Craig Shakespeare SACKED By Leicester City
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Craig Shakespeare SACKED By Leicester City

Craig Shakespeare has been a Leceister City servant since November of 2011, he assisted former manager Nigel Pearson as assistant manager. After the end of 2014/15 EPL season in which the Foxes earned 7 wins in last 9 games that secured their miraculous survival, Pearson was sacked but Shakespeare remained at the club. 2015/16 season saw Claudio Ranieri took up the role of Leicester City manager while Shakespeare was his right hand man. The duo guided the team to Premier League glory for the first ever time in club history. The then-reigning champions not only failed to defend their title, but also saw themselves drag into relegation battle in the former part of 2016/17 season. After Ranieri was sacked in late February, Shakepeare became interim manager and successfully retained the tea...

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