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Premier League: Three teams that could break the top six dominance

Saif Habboub
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:00 IST

#2 Leicester City

Stoke City v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly
Stoke City v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly

Leicester have an underrated team with a manager that knows what it takes to manage a top club in Brendan Rodgers. This will be his first full season in charge of the Foxes and if the stars align, Leicester could be back toppling the elite, not to the point where they win a league title like in 2016 but a top-six spot would suffice.

As discussed earlier, Harry Maguire could be on his way to Manchester United but it won’t be without a big fee. Filip Benkovic will likely step into Maguire’s spot, the 22-year-old Croatian prospect did very well at his loan spell at Celtic last season and will look to cement his spot in the side. Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell are highly rated Premier League full-backs that will contribute to both the defense and the attack.

The possible midfield three of Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, and James Maddison will be one of the best midfield trios in the Premier League. We’ve already seen glimpses of it last season, but over the course of a whole campaign, this trio could possibly be stronger or at least be able to compete with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United.

The only question marks are in attack. Jamie Vardy can still bang in the goals at the ripe old age of 32 and Ayoze Perez is a great addition that will probably slot in on the right-wing. The problem is that last attacking spot, the likes of Demarai Gray, Marc Albrighton and Rachid Ghezzal haven’t shown enough quality to cement that last attacking role.

Rodgers might be forced to play James Maddison on the left with either Nampalys Mendy or Hamza Choudhury slotting in the midfield. That’ll be Leicester’s biggest problem but with no European football and all their focus on the league, Leicester will have a better chance at success than Wolves.  

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Published 02 Aug 2019, 08:45 IST
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