How much revenue Leicester may lose by sliding down EPL table
Foxes of Leicester examines the amount of revenue Leicester City stand to lose by sliding down the Premier League table this season via mixed results.
While the Europa Conference League takes precedent for obvious reasons, finishing as high as possible in the EPL is not simply a pride thing. If you were not aware, increasing takings also rest with a club’s finishing place. Last season, for example, LCFC made a reported £141.3million by placing fifth. The tenth placed outfit, Everton, attained £138.6m.
Apparently each English top-flight finishing position has about £2million profit difference. Therefore, placing between ninth and 15th is worth approximately £12m; or, potentially, a decent signing. As you can see, motivation for team and owners remains this campaign.
Ever wondered why Leicester City man Youri Tielemans is never rested despite adequate or inadequate form?
A peculiar, unique strategy which has not been justified particularly well. That is how many observers surely conclude with regard to Rodgers’ philosophy on Tielemans. Basically the Northern Irishman persistently starts the Belgium international regardless of his form; and those displays have gradually declined since the magical FA Cup triumph.
Tielemans is rarely even withdrawn as a substitute. Rodgers attempts to explain this by asserting that the midfielder, who often appear less fit than other athletes in matches, is a “rhythm player”. Whatever that means. Therefore, according to ‘BR’, ‘starman’ must play almost every minute of every single clash in about three competitions – excluding League Cup early rounds – to maintain abilities. Strange.
Now the same approach is being employed with fresh star Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Dewsbury-Hall could have done with a rest versus Aston Villa, as I see it; the Blue Army certainly don’t want him sustaining an injury or becoming burned out. Yet, Rodgers rationalises the move by suggesting that options are limited in the No.8 position, or the ‘box-to-box’ role. Maybe the club shouldn’t have allowed the talented Dennis Praet to be edged out, in that case.