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Leicester City: Rodgers’ show of faith boosts Champions League chances

Ever since Brendan Rodgers arrived at Leicester City, the club have made no secret of their aspirations of returning to the Champions League.

The Foxes went mightily close last season, eventually falling at the final hurdle and finishing fifth, whilst they have also been consistently in the top four this term.

That trend looks likely to continue with the former Celtic boss reaffirming his commitment to the club, stating that the King Power Stadium is “the perfect place” to continue his coaching career – words which will surely come as music to supporters’ ears.

Will Leicester City finish in the top four?

Yes!

Yes!

Not this year...

Not this year...

Since arriving at the club, Rodgers has already overseen 101 matches in charge, winning 55 of those. Indeed, the Northern Irishman’s win rate of 54% is the highest of any manager in the history of Leicester City.

Whilst Rodgers’ instant impact at the club cannot be understated, having taking the reins from the uninspiring Claude Puel, his constant development of the East Midlanders bodes well for their prospects of rejoining Europe’s top table for the first time since 2016/17.

In Rodgers’ first season at the club, he averaged 1.7 points per game in the Premier League, which over a full season would have been enough to see Leicester claim 64 points, whilst they only just slipped below this figure in 2019/20 by claiming 62 points in the top flight.

But for a dramatic collapse, Leicester look sure to better those figures come the end of the current campaign. They are already on 56 points and, should they continue their average, they will end the campaign on 70 points – the second-highest Premier League points total in the club’s history.

That constant development has also continued in the cup competitions with Leicester reaching the League Cup and FA Cup semi-finals in consecutive campaigns, the latter being their first appearance in the last four since 1982.

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers

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Should Rodgers remain as he has suggested and continue that trend then there is absolutely no reason as to why he couldn’t lead Leicester back into the Champions League. His commitment to the club then is key to their chances.

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