Leicester City

AFP

No blame for Stones blow, says Guardiola

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola refused to blame England manager Gareth Southgate for John Stones’ injury absence from Manchester City’s Premier League title charge until the New Year.

Stones is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks after damaging a hamstring in City’s 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday, leaving Guardiola with some defensive concerns.

Pernickety Pep tells Man City to keep striving

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called on his players to not let their record-breaking start to the Premier League season stop them from aiming for even higher heights.

City have won 10 and drawn one of their 11 matches to date - matching Chelsea’s 2005-06 record - and scored 38 goals, 15 more than any other team.

Guardiola mulls Kompany return for Man City

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering calling on captain Vincent Kompany to solve his centre-back problems at Leicester City on Saturday.

The Belgium international, 31, has not played since picking up a calf injury during his country’s 9-0 win over Gibraltar in August.

Ranieri plots downfall of unbeaten PSG

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Paris (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri, the wily Italian who masterminded Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League triumph, hopes to spring another surprise when his Nantes side visit French leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

Since his arrival at Nantes in June, Ranieri has built on the club’s strong second half of last season under then-coach Sergio Conceicao to guide them to within two points of the Champions League spots.

Man City’s Aguero good to go after dizzy spell

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has declared himself fit for Saturday’s trip to Leicester City after suffering a dizzy spell while on international duty with Argentina.

Aguero was substituted at half-time of Argentina’s 4-2 friendly defeat against Nigeria in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday.

Thai court accepts $420 mn lawsuit against Leicester City owner

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai anti-corruption court on Monday accepted a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the company that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state $420 million in unpaid taxes.

The case is a rare attack on an ultra-rich firm run by one of the kingdom’s best-connected billionaires.

Thai court accepts $420 mn lawsuit against Leicester City owner

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai anti-corruption court on Monday accepted a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the company that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state $420 million in unpaid taxes.

The case is a rare attack on an ultra-rich firm run by one of the kingdom’s best-connected billionaires.

Liverpool pile pressure on West Ham, Leicester extend run

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Rampant Liverpool turned up the heat on beleaguered West Ham boss Slaven Bilic with a 4-1 win on Saturday as former champions Leicester City extended their unbeaten run with a draw at Stoke.

Elsewhere, struggling West Brom’s winless run stretched to nine league matches in a 1-0 loss against 10-man Huddersfield, cranking up the pressure on manager Tony Pulis, while Burnley’s 1-0 victory at Southampton lifted them briefly to sixth in the table.

Liverpool pile pressure on West Ham, Leicester extend run

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Rampant Liverpool turned up the heat on beleaguered West Ham boss Slaven Bilic with a 4-1 win on Saturday as former champions Leicester City extended their unbeaten run with a draw at Stoke.

Elsewhere, struggling West Brom’s winless run stretched to nine league matches in a 1-0 loss against 10-man Huddersfield, cranking up the pressure on manager Tony Pulis, while Burnley’s 1-0 victory at Southampton lifted them briefly to sixth in the table.

Leicester stretch unbeaten run, Pulis under pressure

World Cup Buzz at related • 3 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City extended their unbeaten run on Saturday with a draw at Stoke while struggling West Brom’s winless run stretched to nine league matches against 10-man Huddersfield, cranking up the pressure on manager Tony Pulis.

With five of the top six sides not in action until Sunday, the focus was on the battle lower down the Premier League table before Liverpool were due to kick off in the late match against struggling West Ham.

Leicester stretch unbeaten run, Pulis under pressure

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City extended their unbeaten run on Saturday with a draw at Stoke while struggling West Brom’s winless run stretched to nine league matches against 10-man Huddersfield, cranking up the pressure on manager Tony Pulis.

With five of the top six sides not in action until Sunday, the focus was on the battle lower down the Premier League table before Liverpool were due to kick off in the late match against struggling West Ham.

Leicester’s Demarai Gray pens new deal

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City’s Demarai Gray has ended lingering speculation over his future by signing a new four-year contract, the former Premier League winners announced on Thursday.

The England Under-21 international joined the Foxes in January 2016 from Birmingham City and went on to help the team lift the 2015-16 Premier League title just months later.

Title-holder Mahrez excluded from CAF nominees

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Johannesburg (AFP) – Reigning African Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez of Algeria failed to make the 30-nominee list of contenders announced Wednesday for the 2017 award.

The winger was a key figure in the Leicester City side that defied 5,000-1 odds and stunned the football world by winning the 2015/16 English Premier League title.

Title-holder Mahrez excluded from CAF nominees

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Johannesburg (AFP) – Reigning African Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez of Algeria failed to make the 30-nominee list of contenders announced Wednesday for the 2017 award.

The winger was a key figure in the Leicester City side that defied 5,000-1 odds and stunned the football world by winning the 2015/16 English Premier League title.

Vardy gives Puel perfect start as Leicester boss

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave Claude Puel the perfect start to his Leicester City reign on Sunday as the former Premier league champions returned to their counter-attacking best, brushing aside managerless Everton 2-0.

In a throwback to their 2015-16 title-winning season, Leicester caused problems for the visiting side from the start, breaking with pace and purpose as Demarai Gray proved a real handful for the struggling Merseyside team on just his second league start of the campaign.

Appleton makes winning start to Leicester stint

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City won 2-1 at Swansea City on Saturday in their first match since the dismissal of manager Craig Shakespeare.

Caretaker manager Michael Appleton was in the dug-out at the Liberty Stadium to see his side end a run of six Premier League games without victory.

Leicester sack manager Craig Shakespeare – reports

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported.

Shakespeare, 53, replaced Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis in February and was handed a three-year contract in June.

Leicester sack manager Craig Shakespeare – reports

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported.

Shakespeare, 53, replaced Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis in February and was handed a three-year contract in June.

Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez’s first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was not enough to lift the 2016 champions out of the bottom three.

The Algerian international - who had missed a sitter earlier in the match - struck 10 minutes from time but the draw extended the Foxes winless streak to six which was the same run that saw Claudio Ranieri sacked months after delivering them their remarkable title triumph.

Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez’s first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was not enough to lift the 2016 champions out of the bottom three.

The Algerian international - who had missed a sitter earlier in the match - struck 10 minutes from time but the draw extended the Foxes winless streak to six which was the same run that saw Claudio Ranieri sacked months after delivering them their remarkable title triumph.

Adrien Silva trains with Leicester as club mulls transfer appeal

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Adrien Silva is now training with Leicester City while the Premier League club consider going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over his transfer saga.

The Foxes’ appeal to FIFA to secure the registration of the Portuguese midfielder was last week rejected by world football’s governing body.

FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

English Premier League

Man City: Kevin De Bruyne Bags Beauty As Citizens Cruise To Victory Against Leicester (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

A player at the top of his game, Kevin De Bruyne topped off another fine display for Manchester City with a thumping goal against Leicester on Saturday.

Picking up the ball outside the Foxes' box on 49 minutes, De Bruyne switched the ball onto his left foot before firing home a magnificent effort to put his side 2-0 up.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 12

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, as Arsenal host Tottenham in the 181st North London Derby this Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. In their last meeting (4/30/17), Spurs came out on top with a 2-0 win, which confirmed they would finish above their archrivals for the first time since 1994-95.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 11 Preview – Manchester United keeper in, Arsenal man out

Just-Football at related • 0 views
It's the last gameweek before another dreaded international break so it is important for FPL managers to pick the right players to transfer in. The international fixtures mean managers will be...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

Leroy Sane, Sead Kolasinac, Eden Hazard…Names of the Premier League, Week 10

Just-Football at related • 0 views
It may not have been the most thrilling weekends in terms of television viewing with just seven goals occurring in the five televised matches but there was still plenty of action in...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 7 Preview – Liverpool forward in, Manchester City star out

Just-Football at related • 2 views
Fantasy managers have tough decisions ahead of them once again in deciding who to bring into their team for the final gameweek before another dreaded international break. Managers will then have to...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

Tweets and Photos: Liverpool players react to beating Leicester

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Liverpool ended a disappointing recent run of form to beat Leicester City 2-3 at the King Power Stadium yesterday evening. Philippe Coutinho scored...

Click the headline to read the full story.

England

The England Uncapped XI: Could they make the 2018 World Cup?

Just-Football at related • 0 views
The recent England matches have seen Gareth Southgate hand debut's to a number of players including Tammy Abraham and Jack Cork. There are still, though, a number players playing regularly for their...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

‘He Definitely Wants To Play’ – Jamie Vardy Assures Us All That Danny Drinkwater Isn’t An England Shirker After Southgate Snub

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

Danny Drinkwater "definitely wants to play" for England, despite declining a call-up for the Three Lions' November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Not our words, Carol. The words of Jamie Vardy, who has assured us that his former Leicester City teammate's excuse that he does not currently feel fit enough for international inclusion is perfectly kosher.

Transfers & Rumours

Reports: Leicester City Approached Claudio Ranieri To Return As Manager Eight Months After Sacking Him

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 1 view

Embed from Getty Images

Reports are emanating in the Italian press that after dismissing Craig Shakespeare earlier this month, Leicester City went cap in hand back to Claudio Ranieri and asked him if he'd like to manage them again, eight months after sacking him nine months after winning the Premier League title.

Reports: Leicester City Poised To Appoint Claude Puel As New Manager ‘Within Next 48 Hours’

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

If whispers on the wind are to be believe, then Leicester City are within a day or so of appointing a successor to Craig Shakespeare.

The man(ager) in their sights is reported to be one Claude Puel, the charisma-less Frenchman who just sort of came and went at Southampton a while ago.

The 14-Second Man: Adrien Silva Trains With Leicester City For First Time, Chooses Very Apt Squad Number (Photos)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

While still unable to represent his new club until January, the good news is that Adrien Silva has been cleared to start training with the rest of the Leicester City squad.

The Portuguese midfielder joined the Foxes from Sporting Lisbon on transfer deadline day but, despite being afforded a two-hour extension, the buying club still managed to overshoot the deadline for his registration by 14 seconds.

Leicester: FIFA Reject Appeal Over Botched Adrien Silva Transfer, Midfielder Stuck In Limbo Until January

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

Leicester City have had their appeal over the botched registration of Adrien Silva rejected by FIFA.

The Foxes attempted to sign Silva from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day but missed the cut-off by 14 seconds.

The majority of the £22million deal had been agreed earlier in the window, but Leicester left it until the very last moment to start finalising the small print and, even with a specially requested two-hour extension, managed to overshoot the deadline, thus leaving FIFA with no choice but to reject the application.

Craig Shakespeare

Not To Be, That Is The Answer: Leicester City Sack Craig Shakespeare Just Four Months Into Permanent Tenure

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

Looks like that half-and-half scarf was the final straw. Leicester City have sacked Craig Shakespeare as manager with the club lingering down in the Premier League relegation zone.

No official line has been forthcoming from the Foxes themselves as yet, but Matt Lawton, the Daily Mail's chief football scribe, seems fairly adamant.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Behold, The Half-And-Half Manager Scarf Is Upon Us (Photo)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

On Monday evening, Leicester City held West Brom at the King Power in a largely routine 1-1 draw.

Indeed, Nacer Chadli's swirling freekick to open the scoring proved to be one of few stand-out moments.

However, the fixture is sadly likely to be marked in the annals of football history as one of the darkest on record, for it was on Monday 16th October, 2017, in Leicester, that the world first bore witness to the managerial half-and-half scarf.

Videos

‘Run, Hide, Tell’ – Jamie Vardy Is The New Face Of The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Campaign (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 1 view

Embed from Getty Images

A troublesome hip injury may have ruled him out of the latest England squad, but Jamie Vardy will be able to make do with the knowledge that he is now central in the Metropolitan Police's ongoing fight against domestic terrorism.

Indeed, the Leicester City striker is the star of the latest missive from the Met's Counter Terrorism Unit, a campaign designed to teach solid citizens how to react properly in the event of an attack.

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho Nets Stunning Free-Kick As Reds Beat Leicester In Five-Goal Thriller (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

Embed from Getty Images

Philippe Countinho scored a stunning free-kick as Liverpool ran out 3-2 winners in an entertaining clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds had been dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek by the Foxes, but they got off to a flying start when Mohamed Salah headed home from a Coutinho assist.

The Rest

Michael Carrick to turn down moves to West Brom and Leicester

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Manchester United captain Michael Carrick will reject interest from West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City in the January transfer window, according...

Click the headline to read the full story.