Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri reckons that the club are back to their best after managing a 0-0 draw with Arsenal. This was only their first point of the season after having been beaten on the opening day by newly promoted Hull City.
It was a major shock as Leicester were expected to comfortably win the game given the opposition’s troubles on and off the field. Leicester clearly missed the experience of German defender Robert Huth at the back. The German was unavailable for the opening game since he was serving a suspension picked up from last season. Continue reading “Leicester City Secure Clean Sheet”
Being a Premiership winning manager means immense attention from all quarters and Claudio Ranieri is beginning to realize that.
He jokes if he had accepted each and every invitation he had received during the off season, it would have taken him almost a decade to visit the places.
The wise, old fellow that he is, Ranieri can be trusted not to let the stardom affect his personality or attitude and he, at least as of now, definitely looks unaffected.
He is speaking absolutely the same way he had been for the past 12 months; the touch of arrogance is nowhere. He is humble as ever and is also trying to keep himself and his team away from any hype.
In fact, he is starting with the same target that he had started with previous season which is safety from the drop. Can you imagine a reigning champion to worry about slipping down to a lower division the following season?
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Robert Huth, a Leicester city player who was suspended did a ‘john terry’ where he appeared in his full kits as Leicester City complete their fairy tale season.
A while ago there were talks fo Jamie Vardy doing a ‘John Terry’ if Leicester won the Premier League at Old Trafford, a game which their top scorer was banned for. They didn’t eventually win it as they played a draw with The Red Devils
Robert huth did a ‘John Terry’ after announcing it on twitter, a popular social media site. Huth followed the path of his former defensive partner at Chelsea, John terry, who was suspended but appeared in full kits to lift the EPL title when the Blues won it. Huth had been banned for the the rest of the season after his handbags with Marouane Fellaini but showed up to lift the trophy.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher blasted Fellaini. He wrote on his Daily Mail column:
“My personal hope is that we would never see him playing in the Premier League again.”
The current Sky Sports pundit Carragher took Fellaini to task after the Belgian midfielder received a three-match ban for elbowing Leicester City‘s Robert Huth during a recent 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League. Continue reading “ROBERT HUTH DOES A JOHN TERRY AS LEICESTER CITY LIFTED THE EPL”
Jamie Vardy and RiyadMahrez are getting all the attention in this season for everything that they have accomplished in the Premier League.
The offensive combination of Vardy and Mahrez has seen them scoring a total of 39 goals out of the opening 35 Premier League games.
In the world of football, the offensive players and goal-scorers are the ones that receive more recognition and this is why the majority of the Ballon d’Or winners are either forwards or midfielders and it’s very rarely when a defender gets a big individual award such as the Ballon d’Or or anything of this nature.
Leicester City are running away with the Premier League title in this season and even though Vardy as well as Mahrez deserve their recognition, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan have turned out to be the most consistent and efficient defensive partnership from the entire Premier League. Continue reading “Robert Huth’s partnership with Wes Worgan has been remarkable”
Rafa Benitez claims that he has advised his players against looking at the table.
Newcastle United’s hopes of avoiding relegation took another turn for the worse after a 3-2 loss against fellow relegation rivals Norwich City. This was a match Newcastle needed to win at all costs in order to help themselves out of the drop zone. Due to the substantial difference building between the drop zone and clubs placed in the 15th, it will be far difficult for any team to think about avoiding relegation without pulling the likes of Norwich or Crystal Palace into the mix.
The inverse has happened during the weekend, as Norwich have been able to build a four-point advantage over Sunderland and an even bigger six-point advantage over Newcastle. This puts them firmly in control going into the final few weeks of the campaign. Benitez is yet to test his first victory as Newcastle manager. Recent reports suggested that the Spaniard is in line to become the head coach of the Spanish national team after the Euro 2016. Benitez has a release clause his contract that will allow him to leave St James’s Park should Newcastle get relegated to the second division. Continue reading “Rafa Benitez advised Players to Ignore Table”
Claudio Ranieri reckons one of the reasons why Leicester is holding the second position in the Premiership points table at this point of time is that a couple of big clubs have not been able to play as well as they can.
According to Ranieri, Leicester would have surely struggled to be placed this high in the table if the big boys had come to the party.
But, the boss is happy with how things are going at the moment and he is hoping that there is no turn around for the big teams for the rest of the season so that the Foxes manage to achieve something special which they are well and truly on track for.
When the season began, many would have thought that Leicester’s real target was to avoid demotion, but, forget demotion, they are now in a position where they can hope to become the Premiership Champions for the first ever time in their history.
On the other hand, a team like Chelsea whom everybody had backed to be the biggest contender for the title again is finding itself threateningly close to bottom 3.
Even Manchester United, after having a decent 2014-15 under Louis Van Gaal, was seen as one of the favourites coming into this season, but, they have not been extraordinarily impressive either. Continue reading “Claudio Ranieri reckons one of the reasons why Leicester is holding the second position”
Robert Huth penned a permanent contract with Leicester City on June 24 of the ongoing year but before this long term deal was signed, Huth had already played for 4 months with the Premier League club as he had played with Leicester City on a loan deal and during this period of time, Robert Huth helped the English club survive in the top English league.
Leicester City only lost 4 matches when Robert Huth played in the team and the defensive combination that he formed alongside the likes of: Wes Morgan and MarcinWasilewskiwas so formidable that they only kept 5 clean sheets during the final 9 matches of the previous season.
After having gone through such a successful and impressive loan deal with Leicester City, the Premier League club launched an offer for the German defender and the veteran player decided to accept it as he signed a 3 year long deal.
The 2015-16 Premier League season kicked off in full force and after the 3 opening matches of the season, Leicester City has collected 7 points which allows them to snatch the 2nd spot behind Manchester City as they are the current table toppers. Continue reading “Robert Huth signs a rightfully deserved permanent deal with Leicester City”
Robert Huth is edging closer and closer to a move to Leicester City with a transfer fee believed to be in the region of €3 million. The head coach of Stoke City, Mark Hughes is prepared to allow Robert Huth to leave the club and offload him in the approaching summer transfer window as the manager already has at his disposal PhillippWollscheid.
Huth signed a loan deal with Leicester City which extended at the end of the season but Nigel Pearson is hoping that he can sign the German defender on a permanent deal and Stoke City is willing to do that.
The 30 year old German defender helped Leicester City in their journey of surviving for another season in the Premier League and this mission was accomplished in a fairly impressive way as Leicester City was able to keep 6 clean sheets from their last 12 Premier League matches of the season.
One of the qualities which has helped Robert Huth in turning him into a favorite at the club is because of his aggressive style of defending while also being able to keep the amount of yellow cards that he receives on a season on the down low. In this recently concluded season, Huth managed to make 14 league appearances for Leicester City and only received 2 yellow cards which is a low amount for a defender. Continue reading “Robert Huth is a summer target of Leicester City”
Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes that the club have one foot on the title after managing a narrow 2-1 victory over Stoke City during the weekend.
Hazard was once again at his brilliant best after scoring one goal and creating the other in this victory. The victory has left the blues seven points clear at the top of the table. Arsenal are now their closest rivals after Manchester City lost against Crystal Palace on Monday. Even though the gunners have an easy fixture list going into the last seven matches, Jose Mourinho will be aware that his team only need five wins and a draw from the remaining eight games.
Due to this respect,Hazard says that Chelsea almost have one hand on the title and that they will not be allowing it to slip away from their hands. A number of clubs have been guilty of throwing away such a strong position in the last two months of the campaign. Even Manchester United have not been exempt from this, as the Red Devils threw a similar advantage during the 2010-11 season to the hands of Manchester City. Despite being quite far away from Chelsea, Arsenal have been the inform team in the division. Continue reading “Eden Hazard believes that the club have one foot on the title”