Leicester City’s Premier League title defence may not be going according to plan (in truth, they were always unlikely to come close to the highs of 2015/16), but their Champions League adventure has started in perfect fashion. The Foxes are currently top of Group G with six points from their opening two games, in which they’ve scored four and kept two clean sheets.
Having dispatched of Club Brugge and Porto, FC Copenhagen are up next. And with the Danes second in their pool, they will be no pushovers. So, who will Leicester have to keep a close eye on? Well, here are THREE danger men…
English fans may remember Cornelius from a less than fruitful spell at Cardiff City, but the nine-cap Denmark international is not a player Ranieri’s men can afford to overlook. The 23-year-old has netted four times in Danish Superliga action already this season and got on the scoresheet in the Champions League. To put it simply, he’s Copenhagen’s main attacking threat.
Standing at 6ft. 4”, he will provide an aerial threat that Robert Huth and West Morgan will have to stand up to, but his lack of pace across the ground may favour the Foxes pair.
Deployed from the right flank, Kusk has looked lively for Copenhagen during their opening two games of Group G. The 24-year-old can deliver the sort of crosses Cornelius thrives on, so Leicester will have to be wary of cutting off the supply line early – a job for Christian Fuchs.
As Copenhagen’s main central midfielder and club captain, Delaney will almost certainly be looked to by the Scandinavians for inspiration. Good on the ball and energetic, his influence will be key for the Danes, who will look to outnumber Leicester’s two-man engine room and get a foothold on the ball. Oh, and as the video above shows, he’s a real threat if given the space and time to shoot.