Robbie Savage makes interesting claim about Leicester’s current squad

Leicester City have begun the season superbly.

Outspoken pundit Robbie Savage says Leicester City’s current squad isn’t as good as the one he played in between the 1997 and 2000, the BBC reports.

After narrowly avoiding the drop against all odds last season, the Foxes have begun the current campaign on fire as seven wins in 12 Premier League matches sees them sat in third spot in the table.

Their current squad is a mixture of experienced pros plus talented youngsters such as Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp, while striker Jamie Vardy tops the scoring charts with 12 goals already.

Savage, however, questions their ability to maintain their current position and says the Leicester squad during his playing days under Martin O’Neill currently betters the one at Claudio Ranieri’s disposal.

“We had Guppy, Impey, Heskey, Lennon in my Leicester side. We finished seventh in the Premier League and won a trophy,” Savage told the BBC.

"I think the Premier League was stronger in my day, and my Leicester team was slightly better than the current one. But let's see where these finish at the end of the season."

Regardless of whether Leicester’s current squad tops that of the one assembled by Martin O’Neill before the turn of millennium, supporters will just be grateful to be able to compare the two.

The Foxes spent a good few years outside the Premier League, even entering administration and suffering the embarrassment of slipping down in to the third tier of English football.

However, the good times are back for the Foxes and they’ve left East Midlands rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest well and truly behind and trailing in their wake.

The current squad has some noticeable defaults such as a relatively poor defensive record, yet if Vardy and co. can continue to find the net, a top-six place is most certainly within reach.

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