After the Leicester City miracle, Claudio Ranieri will lead his team into next season as the title holders and look to make a name for themselves in Europe, The Foxes defined the odds last season and we take a look how they could line up in their title defence.
Back 5: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs
Schmeichel looks set to retain his umber 1 spot between the sticks next season for Leicester which will be a massive boost to Ranieri’s side, Schmeichel was arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the league last season and made save after save with somewhat remarkable ones included, was solid in their title charge and thoroughly deserves the plaudits he received. Despite the signing of Zieler, I’d expect Kasper to keep his place.
Why change the perfect defence? Simpson and Fuchs will stay as the full-backs and they are real defensive minded players, which is perfect for the system Leicester play. Huth and Morgan played like an inform Vidic-Ferdinand pairing last season and were near impossible to get past, and if they did they had to get past one of the finest goalkeepers in the league, Schmeichel.
Leicester only conceded 36 goals last season and Ranieri is expected to keep the defence exactly the same, which should play out well for the side who were near enough unbeatable last season.