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That’s now two seasons on the bounce that Brendan Rogers’ side have let the top four slip having been in complete control heading into the final furlongs of the season.
That will be gutting for the Foxes, though they’ve now established themselves as one of the biggest forces in the league and have well and truly broken the ‘big six’ mould that had formed over the past decade.
They’ll be looking to go further in the Europa League than they managed last season, though more imminent in the challenge against Wolves this weekend.
Wolves will now be competing with Bruno Lage at the helm after Nuno Espirito Santo left to take the vacant Spurs job and having another Portuguese manager will help keep the ship steady owing to the vast amount of Portuguese players in the current Wolves squad.
That said, new managers always bring an air of uncertainty with them and it’s difficult to assess how Lage’s style will fare in England, though he does have some managerial experience in this league having held the assistant role at Swansea in the 2017/18 season.
Leicester To Beat Wolves
This is a direct repeat of the opening game from the 2019/20 season in which the game ended in a dire 0-0 draw, and that’s certainly not an uncommon result when these two sides meet.
Indeed, three of the last four meetings have finished in goalless draws, with the other finishing 1-0 to the hosts in this exact fixture last season.
10 of the last 11 meetings have been separated by a maximum of just one goal going back to 2007 and even though Leicester have slightly pulled away from Wolves in terms of results and finishing positions in the last couple of seasons, there’s still very little to split them when they face off.
There’s been little in the way of transfers so far for Wolves, with left-back Rayan Ait Nouri making his loan spell permanent and Jose Sa replacing Rui Patricio the main arrivals of note, implying Lage is probably happy with his squad on the whole, while the return of Raul Jiminez is going to feel like a new signing.
Indeed, last season they managed 1.7 points per game when Jiminez started and just one point per game in the 28 he didn’t, highlighting just how influential the frontman is.
Patson Daka has arrived up top for Leicester off the back of a 29-goal season in the Austrian League for Salzburg, while Boubakary Soumare has arrived after a scintillating season in the heart of Lille’s title winning midfield.
These new additions, combined with the return of fans at the King Power will make for an electric atmosphere and we feel Leicester should be shorter in the market to take maximum points here in what promises to be another hard-fought season from Brendan Rogers’ charges.