Leicester City season predictions: Ranieri will be an abject failure

Leicester City pulled off the great escape last season, but can they manage to preserve their Premier League status this time around?

After dramatically avoiding Premier League relegation last season, Leicester will look to repeat that feat but have their work cut out.

Much will depend on new boss Claudio Ranieri and whether he can adapt to English football again working with fewer resources than he has been presented with at most of his former clubs.

Prediction: 20th.

Damien Lucas: Leicester will regret getting rid of Nigel Pearson and replacing him with Claudio Ranieri who, like in his last five jobs will be an abject failure, and lead the club to relegation. Losing player of the season Cambiasso and not adequately replacing him proves crucial.

Freddie Shires: The Tinkerman won’t be able to pull off the same heroics as Nigel Pearson managed last season without Esteban Cambiasso at his disposal.

Chris Linnell: The Foxes' Premier League survival last term came down to tremendous momentum in the closing stages of the season. Can they replicate this next term? I don’t think so.

Olly Dawes: The departure of Nigel Pearson was a shock, and Claudio Ranieri isn't an appointment to instil confidence. Another relegation battle may be on the cards, with the Foxes desperately needing to replace Esteban Cambiasso.

Mathew Nash: Leicester were dragged kicking and screaming to survival by Nigel Pearson last season. He and Esteban Cambiasso are gone with Claudio Ranieri at the helm. No miracle this time.

Che Thomas: I think most Leicester fans would admit that they wouldn’t have been in the division this season if the club would of sacked Nigel Pearson last season. As difficult a man as he appeared, he had the right arrogance to convince the squad they are good enough, and with him and Esteban Cambiasso gone, I just can’t see how the Foxes will avoid the drop this time round.

Stephen Pickering: The loss of Nigel Pearson could be a huge blow, equally the influential Esteban Cambiasso. It took an unbelievable run of form to keep them up last season, this could be a testing season for the Foxes. Key player: Leonardo Ulloa.

Tim Poole: I’d like to see Claudio Ranieri do well but it’ll likely end in tears.

Lewis Doe: Claudio Ranieri to be shocked by just how much the Premier League has changed since his Chelsea days.

Michael Stevenson: The sacking of the erratic but effective Nigel Pearson will be a huge loss and the Foxes have been frustrated in the transfer window thus far, worrying times lay ahead.

Billy Hawkins: Claudio Ranieri to lose his job by Christmas, and the Foxes fail to recover.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Premier League campaign. We accumulated their rankings (20 points for first place, 1 for 20th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

And here it is:



Manchester United

Manchester City





West Ham United

Crystal Palace

Swansea City

Stoke City

Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion

Aston Villa





Norwich City

Leicester City

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