Here at the Fosse Posse we have quite the history of predicting the future. Not well mind you, but we sure do try.
Below are our attempts at how the 2020/21 Premier League season will pan out, both in general ad for Leicester City. This year I’m sure we’ll get one right.
Premier League champions
Matt: Manchester City
Jake: Manchester City
Michael: Manchester City
Jack: Fulham, Brighton, West Ham
Matt: Aston Villa, West Ham, Brighton
Jake: Fulham, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace
Michael: West Brom, Aston Villa, Newcastle
Helen: West Brom, Brighton, Fulham
Leicester City finish
Jack: 7th. Sorry
Matt: Since I doomed us to 5th last year, I’m picking 4th
Jake: 6th. For all my moaning this is a young, fundamentally strong club
Michael: 4th. Champions League, we’re coming back
Helen: 8th or 9th. It could be a tough season in terms of squad depth, particularly with Europa League games
Surprise team (good or bad)
Jack: Southampton will contend for Europe
Matt: Newcastle and Fulham (good)
Jake: West Brom are a well run club and will survive comfortably. Sheffield United could drop off precipitously.
Michael: Crystal Palace will be surprisingly good. Maybe even fun
Helen: Everton will disappoint
Leicester City player of the season
Jack: I’m all in on Harvey Barnes (again). I really thought I’d be alone here...
Matt: Harvey Barnes. His time is now
Jake: Harvey Barnes - he’s unstoppable when on song
Michael: Wilfred Ndidi
Helen: Ricardo (when he’s back)
Leicester City surprise player (good or bad)
Jack: James Justin will play himself into a regular place
Matt: If Brendan gets his head out of his ass, Kelechi Iheanacho has double digit goals
Jake: I could see George Hirst getting a handful of goals
Michael: Demarai Gray. He’s finally going to break through, for real this time. I mean it
Helen: Ayoze Perez - if we play him in the middle more, we might to see the best of him more consistently
The European tour ends...
Jack: In the semi-finals. It feels very Leicester
Matt: Depending on the draw, if we made it to round of 16 or quarterfinals with this lack of depth, that would be amazing
Jake: I think we win it all. As the only English club to knock Sevilla out of Europe, it’s only fitting that we inherit the Europa League
Michael: We’re going to get to the semis and lose in heartbreaking fashion. Probably on penalties or something even dumber
Helen: We’ll get out of the group but not sure if we can get further, a lot of it will come down to keeping our smallish squad fit and healthy