Leicester City needs to make several major cuts in various departments in a consolidated effort to push for cracking the top four ceiling from next season.
Re-examining their depth should help to discover a lot of redundancy in duties. After another harrowing slip up at the very end, the King Power club has succumbed to fifth place in the Premier League table to conclude the 2020/21 season. It saw City missing out on the lucrative Champions League spots in successive seasons.
The East Midlands side stayed into those UCL top four spots for a record number of 242 days. It’s to no one’s surprise that the Foxes would want nothing more than to not make it into a repetitive habit for the third time. Thus the logical way would be to eliminate the fragile areas and reinforce them with the sturdier installments.
We have seen a pattern in City’s games this season. Traditionally it’s more about overworking the counterattacking aspect in every match. That did not pan out half the time as such an approach only works with a few fundamental players, out of which most were injured for several crucial games. So now manager Brendan Rodgers wants to strengthen at the top end of the pitch ahead of next season – and wants more physicality in his team.
“We need more goal threat and we need to have more physicality in the team. It’s also a mindset, we want one or two more who have the mentality of winning and add that to a group of talented players. We’ll go away, have a rest and come back hopefully with a few new additions to help the team.” -Brendan Rodgers via BBC Leicester Sport
Leicester City needs to revamp its strategies for the next season. A couple of players needs to step up big time if they want to be a part of a new top-six side. A few players should be cut-off with either loan spells or transferred for funds. No one should feel that they are above this team, or their places are guaranteed. Being complacent could hurt, and consistency remains the key.