A former outcast Leicester City midfielder is now wanted by Enzo Maresca. Will Dennis Praet be involved at LCFC once he’s fit again? Meanwhile Foxes of Leicester explain an apparent twist to Everton’s Premier League point deduction penalty.
Praet is such an underrated Leicester player. Well, when he’s actually playing, that is. He’d be particularly handy in the Championship. The Belgium international is back training, finally. And Maresca is keen to have the more advanced midfielder involved, perhaps even in the starting lineup:
"“I still think that he (Praet) is, for us, the most pocket player with Kiernan, no doubt. They know how to move in small spaces…”Enzo Maresca"
Will Everton get a reprieve as Leicester City Football Club looks on?
I am sure that, like myself, much of the Blue Army would have preferred Everton to have been sanctioned during the previous season. This would have obviously kept the Foxes in the Premier League where they belong. While the Toffees would have gotten what they deserved and dropped down to the second tier instead.
Owners of the Merseyside team should still consider themselves very lucky that they survived and possibly got away with the finest of margins of survival. Obviously cheating behind the scenes – Financial Fair Play irregularities – helped them stay in the English top-flight. But I’m not bitter – I promise.
Now that the EPL has confirmed that it has docked the Goodison Park outfit 10 points, they drop from 14th position to 19th in the table. Sean Dyche’s men had 14 points but now have four. Although, there may be a U-turn concerning the decision, as an MP has objected to the punishment. The matter will be discussed in Parliament this week.
As I previously mentioned, some City fans including myself are pleased that Everton have endured this comeuppance because we feel LCFC were relegated due to rule breaking by another organisation. I do, however, feel for the Toffees faithful, who have done no wrong. They very passionately support their side.