Leicester City
Leicester City – State of the season
Bryan Jameson
72 days ago
Leicester look good for a return to the Champions League after spending the majority of 2019-20 in the top four of the Premier League.

Where they stand

A run of eight successive wins through October, November and December put them in a very strong position for the second half of the term. With 29 games played of the 2019-20 campaign, Leicester find themselves firmly in the mix for a Champions League spot. They sit third, four points shy of second-placed Manchester City and five ahead of Chelsea in fourth. Considering this is Brendan Rodgers' first full campaign in charge, Leicester appear to be heading in the right direction.

What's left to play for?

European football is almost a certainty, whether that be in the Champions League or Europa League. They still have fixtures left to play against European rivals Everton, Arsenal, Sheffield United, Tottenham and Manchester United. Silverware is still a possibility for the Foxes, too. They are set to face Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Best game

Leicester equalled the 24-year-old record for the biggest Premier League victory in October when they beat Southampton 9-0 at St Mary's. Ben Chilwell put the visitors ahead on a wet and windy night before Ryan Bertrand was sent off for the hosts. Jamie Vardy helped himself to four goals, Ayoze Perez netted a hat-trick, while Youri Tielemans and James Maddison scored a goal each. That victory came during the aforementioned eight game-winning sequence and had many believing they could challenge Liverpool for the title. They moved to within five points of the Reds at one time but have since failed to keep pace.

Star man

Several players have excelled for Leicester this season but Vardy has proven to be their star man once again. After announcing his international retirement unless needed in an emergency, Vardy has benefited hugely from focusing solely on domestic football. The 33-year-old is the leading scorer in the Premier League (17) and is just one strike away from a century of goals in the league.