Is Leicester city’s decline due to the Kante factor or something else?
By Kiran Bedder-Patel
After another defeat for the champions against Manchester United at home yesterday, Leicester City are dangerously hovering above the relegation zone. This time last year Leicester were riding high but have now set a new record of being the only team in top 4 divisions to not score in 2017.
Supporter believe that the reason for Leicester’s freefall is due to the fact they sold N’golo Kante for just 32million pounds.
Tim Barker, a season ticket holder since 1983, said; “It’s a joke, the defence is a shambles and our whole team has lost the heart, that heart being N’golo Kante. Look at him doing his bits at Chelsea whilst we are dropping down like a rock. It’s all him, we miss him. Having that start was like having two players. Ranieri needs to buck up his ideas.”
A year ago today, Leicester were celebrating beating Manchester City 3-1 on their own patch but so far this season have failed to muster performances which are anywhere near.
Supporter Stephen Laing, who’s first game was yesterday’s loss against Manchester United disagrees with the Kante factor, he said; “It’s nothing to do with Kante I’m afraid. I’m sick of hearing that old rubbish. Yes, we miss him but why have we not signed anyone to his calibre? Transfer wise, we have been let down massively and its affecting us fans the most. We pay a lot of money to see the so called champions but we have not been rewarded for our loyalty this season. Where Is the fight in the squad? Nowhere.”
Leicester play Derby on Wednesday in an FA Cup replay.