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Leicester City 2022/23 season preview: How to watch, summer transfers & league prediction

Tom Gott
Leicester fell short of expectations last year
Leicester fell short of expectations last year / 90min, Matt Burt
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2021/22 was a bit of a disappointment for Leicester, who dropped outside the European places on the back of some woeful away form and unconvincing defending from set pieces.

Fans had hoped to see some movement this summer to bolster the squad, but thus far, it has been an incredibly quiet few months for Leicester, who are battling squad size and Financial Fair Play rules while trying to do their business.

Ahead of the new campaign, here's everything you need to know about Leicester.


How to watch Leicester on TV


Leicester summer transfers

It's all tumbleweeds around the entrance to the King Power Stadium this summer, with Leicester currently the only Premier League club yet to make a signing.

As far as departures go, goalkeepers Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic are the only confirmed departures from the first team so far.

Ins

  • None

Outs

  • Eldin Jakupovic (released)
  • Vontae Daley-Campbell (free, to Cardiff)
  • Callum Hulme (released)
  • Will Russ (free, to Fleetwood)
  • Tyrese Shade (free, to Swindon)
  • Jacob Wakeling (free, to Swindon)
  • Khanya Leshabela (loan, to Crewe)
  • Ben Nelson (loan, to Rochdale)
  • Kasper Schmeichel (£1m, to Nice)

Leicester squad numbers 2022/23

2) James Justin
3) Wesley Fofana
4) Caglar Soyuncu
5) Ryan Bertrand
6) Jonny Evans
7) Harvey Barnes
8) Youri Tielemans
9) Jamie Vardy
10) James Maddison
11) Marc Albrighton
12) Danny Ward
14) Kelechi Iheanacho
17) Ayoze Perez
18) Daniel Amartey
20) Hamza Choudhury
21) Ricardo Pereira
22) Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
23) Jannik Vestergaard
24) Nampalys Mendy
25) Wilfred Ndidi
26) Dennis Praet
27) Timothy Castagne
29) Patson Daka
31) Daniel Iversen
33) Luke Thomas
42) Boubakary Soumare


Leicester key players 2022/23

Star player

A lot can change between now and the end of the summer transfer window, so this may change before the season gets underway.

With Leicester still in the same shape as last year, it's still the usual heavy hitters who will be leading the charge. At the back, Wesley Fofana will hopefully be the rock, while big names like Youri Tielemans, Jamie Vardy and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will have a lot of work to do, but the key to Leicester's success this year will be the form of playmaker James Maddison.

With one eye on a spot in England's World Cup squad, Maddison went on a tear towards the end of last season and will be looking to replicate that. No wonder bids from Newcastle are being brushed aside.

One to watch

Again, with no new players, there isn't much of a potential breakout star in Brendan Rodgers' squad.

So, in the interest of keeping things exciting, let's give some attention to England Under-18 captain Sammy Braybrooke, a playmaker who has forced his way into Rodgers' plans during pre-season.

The 18-year-old, who spends most of his time as a deep-lying playmaker, probably isn't going to see a whole lot of minutes this season, but if Rodgers wants to shake things up, Braybrooke is his best bet as it stands.


Leicester kits 2022/23

Home kit

Away kit

The Leicester away kit has not yet been released.

Third kit


Leicester Premier League prediction

Leicester finished eighth last season and enter this year with what is effectively the exact same squad, so expecting any significant changes hardly seems like the right move.

In reality, this Foxes squad is a little bit older, a little bit weaker and will play through speculation about the futures of a handful of their most important players. They are all the ingredients for a massive collapse.

We don't see Leicester falling apart this year, but the Foxes look set for another frustrating season and need to make changes soon before things really go downhill.

Leicester Premier League prediction - 9th

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