Leicester City stunned the sporting world back in 2016 as they claimed the Premier League title against all the chances, but some six years on, the Foxes are rooted to the bottom of English football’s top tier having picked up one solitary point within the opening 4 games of the present season. Alarmingly, Brendan Rodgers’ side have already lost as many matches this term as they did in the entire of their victorious 2015-16 campaign. With that in mind, Express Sport takes a more in-depth take a look at what happened to Leicester’s history-making stars. How Rodgers could do with them immediately…
An ever-present in goal throughout the Foxes’ incredible run to the title, Schmeichel remained on the club until as recently as this summer. The Danish stopper is now a part of Nice’s ambitious project over in Ligue 1, France.
The fitting-back in Claudio Ranieri’s inspirational side, Simpson remained with Leicester until 2019, when he moved on to Championship outfit Huddersfield following his Foxes release. The 35-year-old is currently with out a club having seen his contract with Bristol City mutually terminated back in March of this yr.
One half of the commanding centre-back partnership which kept 14 clean sheets on the technique to Leicester’s shock title, the 2016 triumph was actually the second time Huth claimed a Premier League winners’ medal having also been a part of Chelsea’s victorious squad from the 2004-05 season under Jose Mourinho. The German hung up his boots in 2018 and since studied for a masters in sports directorship.
Huth’s partner in crime in the center of the Foxes defence, captain Wes Morgan remained with Leicester until his retirement in 2021. The previous Jamaican international, who’s currently on the Premier League Black Participants’ Advisory Group while also studying for a masters degree in sporting directorship, vowed earlier within the yr to “break the mould” for people from underrepresented groups in club boardrooms.
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Leicester’s ever-dependable left-back during their title winning campaign, Christian Fuchs remained with the Foxes until the summer of 2021, departing after six years upon the expiry of his contract. As of late the veteran Austrian plies his trade with recently-founded Charlotte FC over in america. Fuchs has netted a powerful three goals in 24 impressive from left-back in his – and his team’s – inaugural Major League Soccer season.
Leicester’s most-used player throughout the 2015-16 campaign with 42 appearances in all competitions and all 38 within the Premier League, Marc Albrighton proved himself to be considered one of the Premier League’s best ever bargains having been picked up by the Foxes on a free transfer back in 2014. At 32, the industrious winger stays a loyal Leicester servant and racked up 17 appearances under Rodgers last term.
One yr after helping Leicester to the Premier League title, Danny Drinkwater was signed by Chelsea for a fee of £35million. Nevertheless, his profession would soon go south. After failing to search out his feet at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder was loaned out on 4 occasions before being released by the Blues this summer shortly after coming back from a stint with Reading within the Championship.
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A tireless employee up-top who played the proper support role to Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki chipped in with six vital goals in Leicester’s title-clinching campaign. Now 36, the forward, who spent a lot of seasons in Spain following his Foxes exit, recently joined Belgian outfit Sint-Truidense V.V. where he has linked up with a lot of fellow Japanese stars including former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa.
Last but not least, the talisman who bagged an astonishing 24 Premier League goals for Leicester’s iconic side: Vardy. The ex-England striker, who will turn 36 in January, stays an integral cog within the Foxes’ side having not lost his goalscoring touch. Vardy was once more the club’s top goalscorer last term, hitting a staggering 15 goals in 25 matches.