Leicester City Season Review: The Stars And The Duds From An Ordinary Campaign

Former Premier League Champions Leicester City may have managed to sneak into the top half of the table come the end of the season but with just 12 wins to their name, the Foxes will not be too happy with the progress this season. Craig Shakespeare was replaced by Claude Puel early in the season but that was not enough to take them to a place in Europe as they ended the season with 47 points to their name, enough to take them to the 9th place in the points table.

They remain one of the most inconsistent sides in the tournament but how does their season rate? Here is a mini-season review of the 2017-18 season for The Foxes:

3 Players Who Impressed

Jamie Vardy

With 20 goals and an assist to his name, this season Vardy was once against one of the most consistent players for the Foxes. His industry in the final third is one of the major reasons for Leicester City competing with the best this season. He found the back of the net against the biggest sides in the league and is a crucial part of the national side travelling to Russia.

Riyad Mahrez

The Algerian international was once against a productive player for Leicester City, albeit, missing almost a month of football in January. He has 12 goals and an assist to his name and has continued his co-ordination with Vardy, which allowed Leicester to score 56 goals this season.

Wilfried Ndidi

Probably one of the most consistent defensive midfielders in the league, Ndidi has more tackles and interceptions than any other Leicester City player this season. He was crucial for Leicester City to break into the top half of the table and is a player they cannot afford to lose this summer.

3 Players Who Disappointed

Demarai Gray

The 21-year old was expected to cement his place in the first team this season but managed just three goals and an assist in 35 league appearances, making him one of the most ineffective Leicester City players in the season.

Kelechi Iheanacho

The Nigerian international cost Leicester City around £25m but has not done enough to justify his price tag. He registered just three goals and three assists in 21 games and needs to step up his game next season.

Kasper Schmeichel

A surprise inclusion on this list, Schmeichel, was not at his best this season. Having made just 93 saves, keeping just 8 clean sheets, Schmeichel conceded close to 50 goals and was a disappointment for Leicester City this season.

Season Rating

A 9th place finish may not be too bad for a side that struggled at the start of the season but with the amount of quality in their ranks, Leicester City should be aiming for a place in Europe. Claude Puel will know that his side have underachieved this season but will want to use the summer transfer window properly, to try and compete with the best next season.

Rating – 6/10



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