Leicester’s away form a worry as drop zone looms for champs



Leicester to be relegated this term

Last season, Leicester’s travelling support had wins over the likes of Tottenham and Manchester City to celebrate.

There was even a point claimed at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the campaign as the Foxes picked up the Premier League trophy.

So far in four trips away this term, the defending champions’ faithful have witnessed nothing but bloodbaths.

Chelsea exacted a dose of revenge on former manager Claudio Ranieri and his side, running away with a 3-0 victory that could have been far worse.

That followed losses to Hull, a 4-1 mauling at the hands of Liverpool and a loss by the same scoreline to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

On that run of four successive away losses, Leicester have taken their goals conceded tally on the road to an eye-watering 13. That’s more than each of the top 11 sides in the division have shipped in total.

Although their home form, which reads two wins and two draws from four outings, is helping to keep their heads above water, their soft performances away from the King Power Stadium continue to suck the Foxes downward.

Ranieri’s men are just two points ahead of the drop zone in 13th place after eight games and are looking juicily priced at 25/1 for relegation considering their headaches on the road.

Their next away day is a trip to Spurs and another heavy loss will surely see those odds for the drop shorten substantially.

After that there’s a pleasing run of away games that could help Leicester shake off their title hangover, but by then the damage could already have been done.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.