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  • Writer's pictureJoe Murray

Are Leicester destined for the Championship?

Updated: May 30, 2023

Leicester City's recent form and position in the Premier League table have raised legitimate concerns about their potential relegation to the Championship. With just two games remaining in the season and currently sitting in 19th place, the threat of demotion looms large for the Foxes.

The 2022/23 season has been a challenging one for Leicester. Despite their successes in recent years, including their remarkable Premier League title win in 2015/16 and their FA Cup success, the team has struggled to maintain consistency and secure positive results this season. The recent 3-0 defeat to Liverpool further compounded their woes. This loss not only deepened their relegation fears but also highlighted some of the underlying issues plaguing the team. The lack of defensive stability and an inability to score goals consistently have been recurring themes throughout the campaign.

Leicester's position in the league is further complicated by the teams around them. Leeds United and Everton are the two teams immediately above Leicester in the table. Leeds, who are also battling to avoid relegation, face a crucial fixture against West Ham, who might be fatigued from their earlier away fixture to AZ Alkmaar. This could be an opportunity for Leeds to secure valuable points, potentially increasing the pressure on Leicester to deliver positive results in their remaining matches.

While Leicester City has shown resilience and fighting spirit in the past, their current predicament raises questions about their ability to turn their fortunes around. The team must address their defensive vulnerabilities and find a way to create more scoring opportunities if they are to avoid relegation. However, football is a game of surprises, and Leicester still has a chance to secure their Premier League status. With two games remaining, the team must rise to the occasion, show resilience, and give their utmost in these final matches. Their performance on the pitch will determine their fate and whether they can avoid the daunting challenge of rebuilding in the Championship next season.

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