Faes vs Maguire vs Fofana

How does Leicester City’s summer recruit compare to previous centre-backs? Jayden Whitworth tots up the numbers.

Faes vs Maguire vs Fofana
How does Leicester City’s summer recruit compare to previous centre-backs?
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Futsal volunteering opportunity for all DMU students

By Callam Banghard

The DMU (De Montfort University) futsal social league has begun, and the team are looking for social activators to help manage and timekeep fixtures.  

Activators will be required between 2pm to 5pm every Monday and Tuesday, with fixtures beginning on Monday(NOV21) and running until March 16, 2023.

Fixtures will be played at the Watershed, in Upperton Road, Bede Island, and will be open for other DMU students to watch the matches. 

This is a fantastic way of gaining some valuable volunteering experience to add to your CV. 

If you are interested, contact emilie.fairnington@dmu.ac.uk 

Just how does Leicester City’s form after 7 games compare to WSL teams relegated in previous seasons?

Alice Wright

Leicester City have failed to pick up any points so far in the Barclay’s FA Women’s Super League, suffering from seven straight defeats.

Take the journey from Leicester City Women’s home ground to previously relegated WSL sides (made using Google Earth Studio)

Having only managed to score two goals (one being an own goal by Tottenham player Drew Spence), but conceding 16, it’s easy to see why Leicester are sat bottom of the table.

Here’s how they fare after seven games compared to three WSL teams who went on to get relegated:

Birmingham City 2021/22

After seven games, Birmingham had managed to gain one point with a draw against West Ham. Like Leicester, they also only managed to score two goals at this point but conceded 16, which is the same as Leicester. They had also only played two of the top five teams in the WSL by this point.

Bristol City 2020/21

Unlike Birmingham, the Robins managed two points after seven games after two draws against Tottenham and Reading. However, they managed to score more than double the number of goals as Leicester and Birmingham (five), but also conceded 31 goals after a 9-0 loss to Chelsea and an 8-1 loss to Manchester City.

Liverpool 2019/2020

Again, the Reds only gained a single point after seven matches, drawing 1-1 against Bristol City. Liverpool scored the least amount of goals from any of the four teams (one), but also conceded the fewest (nine).

Bar chart comparing form between the four teams (made using Canva)

Over the last three seasons, the two teams that have finished in 10th or 11th place tend to get relegated the following season.

In the 2019/20 season, when Liverpool were relegated on six points, Bristol City finished in 10th place, and the following year (2020/21), they were relegated on 12 points.

Birmingham City, who finished 11th in the 2020/21 season, went on to get relegated with 11 points in the 2021/22 season. Who happened to finish 11th that year? Leicester City on 13 points. This doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but it does make you think.

After facing top of the table Arsenal in the WSL, in what was a tough fixture for City, fears around Leicester’s survival hopes grew even stronger.

The Foxes now face 8th place West Ham, a must-win game for Leicester to claim points to ensure they don’t fall adrift at the bottom of the table.

Fellow struggling sides Brighton play Liverpool and Reading play Aston Villa. Two teams are able to pull even further away from Leicester, with Reading and Brighton being the most likely of the two.

Leicester City stars head out to Qatar for World Cup 2022

By Jayden Whitworth

Leicester City are one of the most well-represented Premier League clubs at this year’s Qatar World Cup, with seven players being called up for international duty. 

After huge debate, Leicester’s James Maddison was given a place on the plane to Doha, with teammate Danny Ward included in the Wales squad in the same group as England. 

Three Foxes players were called up to the Belgium squad, with regulars Youri Tielemans and Timothy Castagne included alongside Wout Faes, who has forced his way in after a good run of form. 

Centre-back Daniel Amartey has been included in the Ghana squad after being given a run of games in the Leicester side through an injury to Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans. 

The final Leicester City player flying out to Qatar is Nampalys Mendy, who was part of the squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations.  

The World Cup starts this Sunday(NOV20) with the hosts kicking off against Ecuador, while England start their campaign against Iran at 1pm on Monday.  

How does Leicester City’s form after 15 games compare to 2014/15 season?

It’s been a poor start to the season for The Foxes but they’ve persevered to push through a late turnaround in fortunes.

Alice Wright delves into the stats to see how their performance so far compares to the ‘great escape’ season of 2014/15.

How does Leicester City’s form after 15 games compare to 2014/15 season?
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