Enzo Maresca reveals the reason for shared Leicester City striker playing time. And an EFL expert doesn’t think Leicester City are certain for promotion just yet.
Could Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho be fielded together as a strike partnership in some capacity? Yes, they can and have been successful in a pairing a few times over the years. But every manager who is in charge on Filbert Way employs a one-centreforward system, so there is never really much opportunity. Unless Leicester were chasing games in injury time now and again, you never saw the two as a duo. Unfortunately. The real question is: which Fox truly is Enzo Maresca’s preferred option in the solo striker role? And there isn’t one. Or, more accurately, the King Power club currently have two first-choice stars in that position.
The Italian has ultimately refused to choose between the pair, a decision which seems to have suited the Foxes this season and paid dividends in general. The former Manchester City coach recently explained his selection policy in an interview. Maresca believes the ex-England international to be superior in the box. While Iheanacho is considered better at link up play. Essentially, the LCFC gaffer stated that he will continue to alternate the attackers; there was a hint that the determination pertains to ever-changing opposition.
Pundit doesn’t consider Leicester City promotion a certainty following Leeds United defeat
A return to Premier League football for Leicester in 2024/25 is not a foregone conclusion, according to David Prutton. That is in spite of a blistering start to the 2023/24 campaign for the east Midlands side.
Naturally, the Championship commentator suggests there are plenty of fixtures remaining. In addition to that, Prutton says that, despite being the ‘standout performers’ thus far, Leeds showed other teams that there is a way to beat the league leaders.