Just as few – if anybody – imagined Leicester City would be crowned Premier League champions at the end of last season, a similarly slim minority expected their title defence to go so disastrously this term.
Make no mistake about it, Leicester are in genuine danger of becoming the first top flight champions to be relegated since Manchester City, all the way back in 1938, currently finding themselves just one point and one place above the drop zone following a 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Swansea on Sunday.
After the game, his side’s fifth consecutive league defeat, Claudio Ranieri admitted that he’d perhaps given last season’s title-winners too many chances this term, overlooking wayward performances as the 2015/16 heroics continued to dominate his selections, much to the Foxes’ detriment.
“It is difficult when you achieve something so good you want to give them one chance, two chances, three chances. Maybe now, it is too much. It is something I can change because in this way it is not possible to continue.”
That suggests the Tinkerman is ready to ring the changes for Leicester’s next few games, although they don’t play again the Premier League for nearly a fortnight with Millwall and Sevilla due in the FA Cup and Champions League respectively.
But, Leicester fans, which title-winners have let the side down the most this season? Who deserves to be dropped for the Foxes’ coming games? Join the debate by taking part in the poll below…