This weekend saw Premier League champions Leicester City get humiliated at Old Trafford as they lost to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United 4 – 1.
Leicester City have had a mixed bag as we headed into the 6th round of fixtures.
With losses against both Hull City and Liverpool, the foxes saw themselves in just 11th place after 5 fixtures.
Leicester travelled to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, a match that saw them lose 4 – 2 in extra time to Jose Mourinho’s former club.
The result was nothing to dwell for foxes fans however as Claudio Ranieri mainly fielded a B-Team in order to focus on the Premier League and Champions League.
Losing to Chelsea can be spun into a positive, freeing up an already busy schedule.
Going into the United clash there was only one major injury concern, Kasper Schmeichel, who missed out on last weekend’s clash with Burnley following a concussion.
Ranieri also elected to start Ron-Robert Zieler against Chelsea and after Kasper picked up a hamstring scare in the week, Claudio chose to field Zieler again at Old Trafford.
Leicester City fans were hoping that Daniel Amartey could carry on the form he showed during his outstanding game against Swansea at the King Power as he hasn’t showed us that form since, looking lacklustre versus Liverpool and Burnley.
Another key man in the squad is Islam ‘Super Slim’ Slimani who scored two headed goals in his debut versus Burnley last weekend.
Word on the street from Sporing Lisbon fans is that Islam loves a big game, so he was definitely one to watch out for during the trip to Old Trafford.
The main talking point however comes from Jose Mourinho’s selection of his Manchester United starting 11.
Many questioned if he’d show the audacity to drop club legend Wayne Rooney following an abysmal start to the season.
Jose silenced the crowd as going into the clash with Leicester, he dropped Rooney to the bench. Perfect timing for the foxes, huh?