16/17 Premier League Preview | Week 26 | Leicester (A)

16/17 Premier League Preview | Week 26 | Leicester (A)
February 25, 2017 Gary Fulcher

By Gary Fulcher.

Following a 16 day ‘break’ since the 2-0 win over Tottenham on Feb 11, Liverpool are finally back in action on Monday evening, travelling to the King Power Stadium to face reigning Champions Leicester City; 8pm kick off UK time. Leicester are having a torrid season domestically following their incredible title-winning campaign last season, finding themselves in 17th, one place and one point above the relegation zone. So torrid that Leicester’s Thai owners decided to sack Ranieri – who was recently named FIFA Coach of the Year – following the 1-2 defeat at Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Foxes have lost their last five league games and have picked up just five wins in the Premier League all season, were knocked out of the EFL Cup at the first time of asking (losing 2-4 at home to Chelsea, Round three) and were knocked out of the FA Cup at the 5th round stage by League One outfit Millwall at the weekend.

Leicester travelled to Spain where they suffered a 1-2 defeat to Seville on Wednesday evening in a Champions League last 16 tie, with a crucial away goal meaning the Foxes are still in the tie.

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