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Pearson points out problem last season has caused Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City

Nigel Pearson says it is hard to analyse performance in the Premier League because Leicester City were so dominant last year.

Nigel Pearson says that it can be problematic for Leicester City to reflect on their performances in the Premier League.

The side were so dominant last year, when playing in the Championship, that anything less than three points was considered a failure.

However, in the Premier League they have to accept that they cannot win every week and Pearson admits that adjusting to this has been tough for them in the early part of the season.

“One of the problems that we may encounter is from being the dominant side in the division as we were last year, we have to look at a different way in terms of how assess our own performance," he said to the club's official site.

Leicester's last match was against Newcastle United, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat.

It was a game which the Foxes had believed they could take something from, given the hosts' poor form going into it but, ultimately, they left empty-handed.

The side have still made an encouraging start to the season, though, and Pearson was determined to focus on the positives when interviewed today.

"For the most part this season the application of the players has been very, very good and we’ve given a positive account of ourselves so far," he said. 

“We’d like to have a couple of better results over the last few weeks but we’ll deal with that and move on.”

Leicester's next game comes against Swansea City and they will be hoping for further success in front of their own fans.

The side are unbeaten at the King Power Stadium over the season so far and their home form is likely to be crucial to their survival chances this campaign. 

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