Brendan Rodgers said before Leicester lost to Chelsea that keeping the Foxes in the Premier League this season would be one of the greatest achievements of his career.
This is a sad indictment of the 2015/16 miracle workers who looked set to storm the so-called ‘Big Six’ not so long ago as they sought a Champions League berth.
Public opinion began to turn against the manager, who had overseen four league defeats on the rebound. Leicester’s poor run of form has thrown them into trouble again in the context of relegation, and they have some huge games coming up in their fight to stay afloat.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester
The international break gives Rodgers and Leicester a chance to reset (again), and they should be reset because there is a huge game awaiting them when they return to action.
Crystal Palace are also in dismal form and will be equally looking forward to the break. Both sides will be desperately looking for three points to spark their bid for survival.
Leicester vs Bournemouth
King Power wasn’t the Consolidated Stand that inspired the Foxes while they were at their best under Rodgers. Discontent is starting to show in the stands, but it is unlikely that the club will opt for the aerial switch now.
Rodgers will spin this encounter against Bournemouth as a fixture of the season. The Cherries have developed into a troublesome team to play against, and they are well equipped to expose Leicester’s weaknesses.
Leicester vs Wolverhampton
Another landing six pointer in King Power. Julen Lopetegui has put Wolves back into effective action, and it would be surprising to see them run into trouble at the end of the season.
Far from indifferent (ten points from 14 games), but Leicester’s home record is the second-worst in the league. Only Southampton (nine) have fewer home points than the Foxes (12) this season.
Leeds vs Leicester
On paper, this looks like a tough game for Leicester. While the Foxes’ away record is not dismal, Leeds will be well placed for this competition.
It will be hot at Elland Road for this midweek clash under the lights that could have major relegation scrap ramifications.
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Leicester vs Everton
The Foxes open the month of May with Everton coming to town. Sean Dyche’s Toffees are expected to avoid relegation thanks to his form at Goodison Park, but the former Burnley boss will see this as a good opportunity to snatch points from relegation rivals away from home.
The dedicated King Power team will be in charge of creating a classic Monday Night Football atmosphere and guiding the hosts across the line.
Leicester vs West Ham
Who knows what positions both sides will be in on the final day of the season. However, given Leicester’s relegation spiral and West Ham’s European adventures, there is a real possibility that both sides will scrap it for the right to remain in the Premier League.
Now this will become something.
Four consecutive defeats in the English Premier League lester Straight back to the close combat. While they are still out of the relegation zone at the moment, 18th-placed Bournemouth are level with the Foxes on 24 points after beating Liverpool at the weekend.
Leicester’s superior goal difference, the best of the bottom nine, is keeping them afloat for the time being.