Football Manager 2019 Team Guide: Leicester City

Think you can do better than Claude Puel at Leicester City, or simply fancy taking the Foxes to another shock Premier League trophy?

Either way, Football FanCast has you covered when it comes to Football Manager 2019 with an in-depth team guide.

Read on to find out what’s in store and how difficult the next title will be…

The board’s expectations

FM19 TEAM GUIDE LEICESTER CITY

Take the King Power hot seat and expect the board to demand a top half finish to your Premier League season.

Outside the bread and butter of the top-flight, both cup competitions must be taken seriously, as you are expected to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup and fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The transfer war chest

In order to compete on multiple fronts, the Foxes allocates £21million for any transfer dealings you have in mind, while reserving £100,000 to cover their wages.

The budget is more than enough to bring a top draw name to the East Midlands outfit, as there are not too many areas of the squad that demand reinforcements.

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Three players to buy

Alex Telles

Left-back is the only major concern you will have if you take charge of the Foxes, as Ben Chilwell is the only candidate for the role.

You could either snap up a cheap stand-in for the 21-year-old or better still, lure FC Porto ace Alex Telles out of Portugal.

The Brazilian full-back is valued at £10million and earns £22,000-a-week in Liga NOS, and would form a solid wing-back in your side as either the first choice or a regular alternative.

Willian Jose

Willian Jose FM19

Leicester’s strikers possess great quality in Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy, especially with the young Nigerian waiting in the wings to lead the Foxes’ line, but a more robust option should be signed to get the most out of the pacey duo.

Brazilian striker Willian Jose would be ideal for this role, and with a £13.5m value, would not burn a massive hole in your budget.

Yacine Brahimi

There are a few options to field on the King Power wings, but Rachid Ghezzal, the leading contender for the left-flank, is really only a strong backup rather than being the man to regularly call on.

A superb alternative would be Yacine Brahimi, who is valued at £11million and is a fantastic dribbler of the ball.

Three players to sell

Vicente Iborra

Vicente Iborra may be one of the best options in the heart of your team, but he is also one of the eldest and should be transfer listed, despite being able to a variety of central roles.

The 30-year-old is valued at £25million, so will more than double your budget, and the Spanish midfielder’s departure can easily be covered by the likes of Wilfred Ndidi and Adrien Silva.

Andy King

Andy King FM19

Andy King is another option to sell if you are looking to free some of the wage cap as he is the lowest rated central midfielder at the club, meaning you will struggle to find a cause to keep him around.

Matty James

Like Iborra and King, Matty James may also be a midfielder capable of playing in a defensive role, but even if you sold all three you’d have enough depth in the ranks.

James’ injury will work against his exit, but valued at £12million and with Daniel Amartey the younger midfielder to rotate with, you’d struggle to look back on his sale with regret.

Three for the future

Filip Benkovic

Croatia youth international Filip Benkovic will start out on loan to Celtic, but the 20-year-old is actually one of Leicester’s higher rated centre-backs and will form a great partnership with Harry Maguire upon his return.

Benkovic can go on to become a world-class player and command the Foxes’ backline, so do not waste his talent for the likes of Jonny Evans or Wes Morgan.

Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes FM19

Attacking midfielder Harvey Barnes possesses the best potential of all of Leicester’s U23s, and the 20-year-old will easily become a top player at the club.

Unfortunately, he starts on loan to West Bromwich Albion, meaning he cannot be selected until your second season, but make sure to include the youngster in your first-team plans as soon as he’s back.

Callum Wright

Teenage midfielder Callum Wright is the ideal talent to nurture if you want to develop a completely unproven prospect into a great.