After another disappointing weekend with Leicester losing in the FA Cup to a 10 man Millwall, there are many questions to ask of Leicester. Whose fault is it? How good are Vardy and Mahrez? Should Claudio Ranieri be sacked? And most importantly, will Leicester get relegated? Luckily, DST is here to answer all of the questions and more!
Question One: Why Is This Happening?
I believe the reason Leicester is struggling is that they are completely one-dimensional. Last season Leicester utilized very few tactics besides the route-one ball to Vardy; they benefited greatly from other teams failing to adapt to Leicester’s simplistic style. Now teams are sitting back and making Leicester be the team that pushes up the pitch and is vulnerable to the counter attack. Which is showing that Jamie Vardy isn't very talented as a scorer and he really uses his pace at times? In Conclusion, without the element of surprise, I can't see Leicester winning many games and everyone on that team has been found out for being a few one season wonders.
Question Two: Are Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy That Good?
The answer is "eh" I know this is a strange answer but it's true, I have been saying this all season, Jamie Vardy is fast but is one dimensional and Riyad Mahrez is a lazy player who is also self-centered and has proved that this season. To be more than half way done with the season and for the two of them to have combined eight goals and four assists is AWFUL for two players who were praised for being such "class" players last season. I also blame the media for this, if this an Arsenal, Spurs (we saw it with Harry Kane) or any top six clubs these two players would be slated but once again we see a Leicester bias by the media which is why not many mutual fans are attacking these two. Two of the biggest disappointments this season.
Should Claudio Ranieri Be Sacked?
This is the hardest one of the answer of all of them. Firstly, you need to point out that last season at the same point of the season (25 matches played) Leicester had 32 more points, a +39 better goal differential and sixteen places higher. Obviously, the drop in form isn't all his fault but as the manager, he will/should take the blame. For Leicester to decide whether or not to sack him they need to ask themselves two questions, "has he lost the locker room?" And "is there anyone who is jobless who can do a better job than he is right now?". If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you need to sack him because you need at least five games for any manager to instill his tactics (and usually more) so you need to do it now. This is football, being relegated is a huge blow for the club on the pitch and more importantly financially. You need to be thankful for what he did last year but it's a business if you can get a quality replacement you drop him ASAP.
Please note, learn from Newcastle and Crystal Palace STAY AWAY FROM PARDEW
Will Leicester Get Relegated?
In my opinion, yes they will. There are six teams in the relegation fight, it is Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Leicester City, Hull City, Crystal Palace and Sunderland. With Swansea looking a lot better of late, Boro having consistent goal scorers and even Hull City playing well which three teams are worse off than everyone else? It's Leicester, Sunderland and Crystal Palace. Leicester haven't scored in over a month, seriously, if you are a Leicester fan how could you be confident at all.
19. Crystal Palace
Will Leicester stay up? If you were the chairman of Leicester would sack Claudio Ranieri? Leave a comment with what you would do!
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