Last season, Nigel Pearson’s team were worthy winners of the Championship, gaining promotion with 102 points; 9 in front of Burnley and 22 points ahead of Queens Park Rangers who also gained promotion through the playoffs. However, there is the question of whether or not they will make the cut at the highest level.
Their return to the top flight saw them impose impressive form at both ends of the pitch, scoring a total of 83 goals and only conceding 43 goals. Pearson organised his team, allowing their record to be consistent at both home and away. However promotion was achieved using a relatively small squad which will need to be built upon if they are to survive in the Premier League.
STAR MAN – David NUGENT
David Nugent was picked up on a free transfer from Portsmouth and soon became their starting striker. Last season Nugent managed to bag 20 goals in a total of 46 league games, being the 6th highest goal-scorer in the season, showing that if he is given the chance he will stick it in the back of the net. His experience within the team was vital, helping propel Leicester into the Premiership.
HIDDEN GEM – Kasper SCHMEICHEL
Kasper Schmeichel started his career at Manchester City, but has now been at Leicester City since 2011. In 46 games last season Leicester and Kasper Schmeichel managed to keep 18 clean sheets, which could make him a cheap rotational keeper, just as the likes of Mannone and Speroni were last season. With his price of 4.5m, this gives him the ability to be a cheap and decent rotational keeper.