A lot of the conversations will be about if Lampard deserves to be sacked or not but we cannot make light of the transformation that has taken place in Leicester City since Brendan Rodgers became their manager. Rodgers was hired as Leicester manager on February of 2019 after enjoying success in Celtic. In his two years with Celtic, he won a domestic treble in both seasons and also guided his team to an unbeaten season in his maiden year there and before he was at Celtic he led Liverpool to a second place finish in the English Premier League loosing out on the title in the last weeks. So it’s safe to say that Brendan Rodgers is accustomed to success and that has translated into what we have seen from Leicester since his arrival.
Since the fairy tale season of 2016 Leicester City has solidified itself as a midtable team. They were never in danger if relegation but also never in a situation to push for a title and never finished high enough to play in Europe. Brendan Rodgers arrival has changed that. Leicester City finished fifth last season and were one of the better teams in the league. At some point they were 2nd on the table coming off a seven game win streak and looked primed for a return to Champion League football before the pandemic hit. An injury to James Madison also derailed their season as Leicester season fell to fifth that year. A disappointing season considering how it started, but there were a lot of positives to look forward to.
This year Brendan Rodgers side has picked up where it left off currently in the mix for a top 4 finish and this time they look like they can go all the way. Talisman, James Madison is back fit and playing at a high level. Jamie Vardy gives u 110% every game and scores goals for fun. Their back four is solid with Johnny Evans and 19 year old Wesley Fofana putting out one dominating performance after another and just in front of them is the most reliable defensive midfielder in the league, Wilfred Ndidi.
Under Brendan Rodgers Leicester City has turned into a team that can consistently push for a Champions League spot and one day be referred to as true contenders for the Premier League title. There has been a steady growth in the team since he was hired, their recruiting is a lot better and most importantly they play really good, expansive football. They keep possession when they have the ball and they have the resources to break down defenses that sit deep, when they have to defend they have really good players on the back end who get the job done.
Leicester City currently sit in first position one game ahead of Manchester United and two ahead of Manchester City. They have been transformed from a midtable team to a contender. Brendan Rodgers is building something great in Leicester and this time it is no fairy tale, Leicester City is here to stay.