Leicester's Ultimate 25-Man Premier League Squad

Wes Morgan, Claudio Ranieri
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The 2019/2020 season is Leicester City's 14th in the Premier League and its shaping up to be one of the best yet.

The Foxes are sat third in the table and Brendan Rodgers has got his side playing free-flowing, attacking football. It's not been quite as enjoyable as the euphoric 2015/2016 campaign when Leicester won the title but still, by rational standards, pretty good.

But how do the current crop of players match up against that title winning team and some of the other stars that have graced the King Power Stadium turf since 1992?

Let's find out shall we as 90min selects a dream 25-man squad from every Premier League player in Leicester history.


Kasper Schmeichel
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Kasper Schmeichel - Brought in from Leeds for just £1.5m, Schmeichel is a bonafide Leicester City legend. The Dane remains one of the most reliable goalkeepers in England and with his deal not set to expire until 2023, expect to see him in between the sticks for several more years at least.

Kasey Keller - Part of a long list of talented American goalkeepers, Keller made just shy of 100 appearances for the Foxes in the Premier League, taking in spells at Tottenham and Southampton later on in his career.

Tim Flowers - Just edging out Ian Walker for a place in our squad is garish goalkeeper shirt aficionado Flowers. He is best known for helping Blackburn to the title in 1995, but he also had a successful spell at Leicester between 1999 and 2003.


Right Backs

Ricardo Pereira - Portuguese Soccer Player - Born 1993
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Danny Simpson - He may not have offered much - literally nothing actually - going forward, but Simpson's stoic defending allowed Riyad Mahrez to express himself during the 2015/2016 campaign. All in all, he would make over 100 Premier League appearances for the club he signed for on a free back in 2014.

Ricardo Pereira - There's been a lot of very good right-backs during the 2019/20 season but Pereira has been one of the best. Ever present for Brendan Rodgers' side, the Portugal international tragically suffered an ACL injury just before football's enforced break.

Centre Backs

Wes Morgan
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Wes Morgan - Captain Morgan. The only outfield player to not miss a single second of that title winning campaign and still going strong at the club at the age of 36. A statue outside King Power Stadium could be on the cards in the future.

Robert Huth - Though Morgan was the captain, Huth was the real leader in the dressing room during the 2015/2016 season by all accounts. His brace against Manchester City and winner against Tottenham will live long in the memory of every Foxes fan.

Steve Walsh - Mr Leicester has not just been selected in our squad for his defensive abilities. He could also double up as an auxiliary striker when required. He once scored 16 goals in a single season during the 1990s, before settling down as a centre-back.

Matt Elliott - An defender from the golden era of well 'ard British centre-backs, Matt Elliott's commitment to the Leicester cause was unquestionable. Also, he is another defender who was partial to a cameo up front.

Left Backs

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Christian Fuchs - Signed on a free transfer from Schalke in June 2015, Fuchs' replacing Jeffrey Schlupp at left-back in October was an important step in Leicester finding the balance that would propel them to the top of the Premier League. The Austrian is still a reliable option now, impressing during his eight appearances in the 2019/20 season.

Ben Chilwell - Although he may not be a Leicester player for much longer, Chilwell is the most exciting academy graduate the club have produced in many years. The 23-year-old is England's first choice left-back and looks set to make the position his own over the next decade.


Central Midfielders

N'Golo Kante
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N'Golo Kante - Quite possibly the best player who's ever pulled on a Leicester shirt, the diminutive Frenchman's performances during his solitary season at the King Power Stadium were inspirational. Losing him for just £32m to Chelsea in 2016 was a crushing blow that still stings a bit today.

Danny Drinkwater - Though his career his gone down the toilet in the last few years, Drinkwater will always be well regarded at Leicester. His quarterback style long balls to the onrushing Jamie Vardy are some of the most enduring images of the title winning campaign.

Wilfred Ndidi - Ndidi's performance at the base of Brendan Rodgers' midfield have been excellent this season. The Foxes' form fell off a cliff as soon as he was ruled out with injury, demonstrating his importance to the team.

Muzzy Izzet - No one has played more Premier League games for Leicester than Izzet. Even when the Foxes were relegated at the end of the 2003/2004 the Turkey international still managed to cover himself in glory, racking up 14 assists - the highest in the division.

Esteban Cambiasso - The legendary Argentine's arrival in 2014 was pure fantasy and he lived up to his billing as Leicester completed the Great Escape. Cambiasso's leadership during the run-in was vital in the club preserving their top flight status against the odds.

Right & Left Midfielders

Riyad Mahrez
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Riyad Mahrez - The creative impetus in the best Leicester side in history. The Algerian's flair filled performances for the Foxes saw him finished seventh in the 2016 Ballon d'Or and he also scooped the PFA Player of the Year award. His acrimonious exit has done little to sully his reputation in the eyes of Foxes fans.

Marc Albrighton - As if being part of the Impossibles™ was not enough, Albrighton's further strengthened his Leicester legacy by scoring a Champions League Round of 16
winner in 2017. The former Aston Villa man's tireless displays on both flanks have continued to delight this season.

Steve Guppy - Guppy is one of the best crossers of the ball in Leicester history and he racked up a sizeable collection of assists during his 161 Premier League appearances for the Foxes. That tally puts him eighth on the club's all-time appearance list in the competition.

Harvey Barnes - This inclusion might raise a few eyebrows, but there's nothing better than a local lad breaking into the first team as Barnes has this season. The 22-year-old can play a bit too, frightening defences with his direct dribbling and explosive pace.

Attacking Midfielders

Shinji Okazaki
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Shinji Okazaki - Okazaki's smile lit up the Leicestershire sky between 2015 and 2019 during which time he made 137 appearances, scoring 19 goals. While he was not the most prolific of forwards, the Japan international's pressing ability was pivotal to the Foxes' success.

James Maddison - He may only be in his second season at the King Power Stadium but Maddison has made quite the impact during his short stay at the club. No one in Europe created more chances than the 23-year-old last campaign. Little wonder he's attracting so much interest.



Jamie Vardy
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Jamie Vardy - The 2016 FWA Footballer of the Year is in with a strong shout of scooping his first ever Premier League Golden Boot this season. Vardy's rise to the top is one of the most captivating stories in all of sport and he shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 33. Long may his reign of terror continue.

Leonardo Ulloa - Ulloa top scored for the Foxes during the 2014/2015 campaign. However, he is best remembered for his clutch performances during the following season. With the free-scoring Vardy suspended, the Argentine popped up with important goals against West Ham and Swansea to keep his side's title bid on track.

Emile Heskey - Just edging out the likes of Tony Cottee and Ahmed Musa - not really - for our final spot is Heskey. Back in his Leicester days, the England legend was a powerful striker whose explosion onto the scene create quite a stir around Filbert Street.