The Foxes couldn’t have dreamt of how well their 2015 went. Despite the furore with Nigel Pearson and ostriches, the club has gone from strength to strength and are heading into 2016 as legitimate title challengers.
A huge amount of this success comes down to Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, so they will, naturally, be the two players that you need to build your squad around on FM.
The defence will clearly need some work, with a decent budget at your disposal, whilst the central midfielders are probably good enough for you to push for European football.
Danny Drinkwater has seen a huge boost to his ratings and the class of Gokhan Inler is a good starting point.
Crucially, you must find cheap central defenders to make sure that you are no relying on Wes Morgan to sure up your defence!
This save will be a challenge in its own unique way, so here are FIVE bargains for you to snap up…
This young centre-back will be able to quickly slot in as a long-term Wes Morgan replacement.
Jorge Mere is a nicely rounded defender and is more than capable of playing European football once he reaches his potential. The price shouldn’t be anything more than £3 million and the defence is clearly the weakest area of this Leicester squad.
Man management can be a challenge at the best of times on FM, but HBA might be one of the most difficult players to manage on the game.
If, and its a big if, you can get Ben Arfa firing, he will be a brilliant asset in the final third and take some of the creative burden off of the shoulders of Riyad Mahrez. Ben Arfa’s work rate could be quite a challenge in Leicester’s intense style, but he is well worth the risk.
Van Rhijn is often found on the move to big clubs on FM so it will be a competitive market to bring in the Dutch defender.
Due to Ajax’s European commitments, convincing van Rhijn that the move is worth his while could be a challenge, but, at his age, he will be a stunning investment for the long-term on your save.
Most comfortable at right-back, van Rhijn will be a sound addition both defensively and when overlapping.
Unsurprisingly, Townsend is often on his way out the door when you start a save and he can be picked up on a relatively cheap deal.
The Spurs man has pace to burn and his tendency to cut inside makes him a dangerous threat and another goal scorer from the wide areas.
Townsend would add some balance on the opposite flank from Mahrez and some much needed depth.
Kranjcar is the very definition of a journeyman footballer and he is often looking for a move again on FM.
One of Harry Redknapp’s favourite players, Kranjcar is a classy creative player in the final third and he would be the ideal sort of player to slide through balls for Jamie Vardy.
The Croat is a pinpoint passer and will be available for under £2 million.
He might be ageing, but the ex-Spurs man would add useful depth to the creative midfield role.