For the first time in ten years, Leicester City are only days away from beginning their EFL Championship campaign. After a controversial pre-season, fans are hoping that their Foxes are ready for what will be a crucial season in the club’s history.
Enzo Maresca’s stamp has been pressed into the club, we’ve already seen the Foxes play some outstanding football under the Italian during their four pre-season games, but he’ll want to quickly press out the wobble he saw in the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Huge questions still lay over his capabilities as a football manager and he’ll be aiming to prove the sceptics wrong on Sunday as the noisy neighbours from the M69 come to town. Coventry City, who so closely missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season, will want to start their season with a sensational win at the King Power; this can’t happen.
This season is all about promotion for Leicester, anything else and Maresca’s job is at risk. He knows this, the board knows this, and the fans know it too. It’s crucial then, that he chooses the right team for Sunday as they aim to start their season by making a statement.
Here are the three players that Foxes of Leicester feels Maresca cannot ignore for the season opener.