Leicester City seem to have been in the relegation zone for the whole season. Their massive 5-3 win over Manchester United way back in September looked to be the makings of the team. In reality, it was the beginning of their Premier League demise.
Now, in the tail end of the season, Leicester City are tallying up much needed wins. But will it be enough to keep them up?
Although Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City are rock bottom at the minute – but they are just one point off Burnley and Queens Park Rangers and they have a game in hand over Sean Dyche’s side, two over Chris Ramsey’s. If Leicester win both of their next games, it could just be enough to keep them up.
The Foxes were unfortunate not to get anything from their clash at White Hart Lane. But since then, they have recorded a much deserved home win against West Ham, and an away win against West Brom, thanks to Jamie Vardy’s goal in the 90th minute winner at The Hawthorns.
With their last games of the season, Leicester are definitely in the position to stay in the Premier League. In their next game they host Swansea City, and Leicester would be happy to get something out of that game.
It’s safe to say they will struggle against Chelsea, but they could snatch points against Burnley at home. Newcastle’s form isn’t great at present, especially having lost the Tyne and Wear derby, so Leicester should use that to their advantage when they host John Carver’s side.
Finally, on the last day of the season, Pearson’s side will host Queens Park Rangers. This could be a final day decider of who stays up and who is relegated – or both could face the drop. Only time will tell.
Let’s not forget, at this point in the season last year, Sunderland bottom and staring the Championship square in the face. They managed to keep themselves up, and although they are in the bottom half of the table this season, they can stay up again.
Leicester can do the same if they keep up the performances of late. Staying up in your first season promoted to the top flight is tough, but if they manage to stay up, they’ll know exactly what to expect next year and can build around staying up for a second year.