Leicester City fans should be fearful this season

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri during training

Leicester City's successful start to the Champions League continues with a 1-0 victory to FC Copenhagen, but should the Foxes main concern be the league?

Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

Champions Leicester are a far cry from the league leaders we saw last season, the difference this year has been significant.

So what has changed?

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in actionJamie Vardy has yet to shown what he is capable of this season

The answer to that is nothing major that should have affected the side in the way that it has. Claudio Ranieri held on to key players such as Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez - With the exception of N'Golo Kante who joined Chelsea in the summer. The Foxes went into this campaign with a squad more than capable of challenging for a European spot.

There was never any expectation on Leicester to re-create the magic of last year. However, Ranieri must realise that the squad have underachieved so far in the league.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

The Foxes have just 8 points out of a possible 24. No Premier League team has finished inside the top four having taken 8 points from their first 8 games. The likelihood of Leicester finishing anywhere near the top 4 looks unlikely given their poor start.

Leicester have also conceded more goals from corners than any other team this season with five. The fact that the Champions have failed to score in three league games - which totals the same amount as the whole of 2015-16 shows that the Foxes are not the same team.

Jamie Vardy has only scored twice this season, the striker looks far from the dangerous player that everyone knows he can be. Vardy's goals and form will be essential in order to push the Foxes up the table

Has Ranieri made a mistake?

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goalLeicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their only goal against FC Copenhagen

Ranieri has already made his intentions clear that the sides’ main priority is the Champions League. The Foxes 1-0 victory at home to FC Copenhagen leaves them just one win away from securing a place in the knock out rounds.

An impressive start to the Champions League has meant that Leicester's league form has slipped dramatically. Ranieri should not allow the team to just focus on Europe. The last thing fans want to see is the Foxes slip further down the table.

Leicester will have to take this winning performance into Saturday's must win game at the King Power stadium against Crystal Palace. Ranieri will no doubt be under pressure from the board and fans to pick up points fast – and that must start this weekend.

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