What a week. Still reeling from the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City put together two wins in two games. The Foxes defeated Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and knocked Leeds United out of the Carabao Cup at the King Power on Tuesday.
With so much to celebrate, supporters of the club flooded the internet to bask in the glory of these triumphs:
I’m sorry to have misled you and for killing the mood but this statement is just too good to leave out. Shakey’s time as the manager came to an abrupt end after so many years as a dedicated assistant, but that didn’t stop him from leaving with the same class we’ve come to expect from him.
Here's Craig Shakespeare's statement after his dismissal at Leicester City... pic.twitter.com/9PfAe7AoAZ— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) October 19, 2017
Speaking of managers...
I guess it’s fair for people too have a good laugh at us too, but we won the Premier League, you know!
Carlo Ancelotti "remaining an option for Leicester City" is like me saying Rihanna is an option for me because neither of us are married pic.twitter.com/WnbiBrwugJ— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) October 19, 2017
Happy belated to Sir Claudio! A living Leicester legend despite his relatively brief tenure at the club. He is missed. Although, there is currently a managerial vacancy...
What an incredible start to the season it’s been for everybody’s favorite smiling striker, Shinji Okazaki. He has always been a valuable member of the squad despite a limited goal return, but now even that is improving.
5 - Shinji Okazaki has scored five goals in his last nine PL games, as many as he managed in his previous 51 in the competition. Turnaround. pic.twitter.com/NxVhUNrAyR— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 21, 2017
This isn’t necessarily an accurate indicator of how much better we are with Shinji in the starting XI, but it is at least an indicator that we are better with him in it.
Leicester City with and without Shinji Okazaki starting in the Premier League pic.twitter.com/04njsjEUeK— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 25, 2017
I can’t say I disagree.
Leicester should just keep sacking managers after every game— Harry Hesketh (@HashtagHarry__) October 21, 2017
We exist! We’re right here! A whole community of us!
Do Leicester City fans still exist or was it just for that one season— ˢᶜᵃᵖᵉG.O.A.T. (@Tendai_FC) October 22, 2017
“Shoot it! Shoot it! What are you doing Kele.... oh. Never mind. I always knew Kelechi knew best.”
I would say this is a pretty good record for Leicester’s new Nigerian ace. He has not yet reached the heights he’s capable of, but a goal and an assist against Leeds are good signs.
We love you too, Kelechi. Now just keep scoring goals like that and we’ll love you even more.
This is a much tamer reaction than mine was. I may or may not have left broken items and shattered glass in my wake...
Leicester backers watching the replay of that Slimani miss: pic.twitter.com/RxendjdgHO— Coral (@Coral) October 24, 2017
It didn’t take Slimani long to make up for his mistake, however. I’m starting to think if we got a hypnotist to make him think Saturdays and Sundays were actually Tuesdays and Wednesdays he’d be a much more dangerous player.
No doubt Slimani has yet to play up to his price tag. Still, perhaps his record this season deserves more respect than it gets.
The Magician is back! Maybe!
Now, I don’t want to say this prematurely, but Riyad Mahrez appears to be returning to world-destroying form. Let’s hope he leaves more shattered ankles and ripped nets in his wake throughout the remainder of the season.
Have Claude Puel and Ben Stiller ever been seen in the same room? Hmm, interesting. Something to think about.