‘It’s definitely a different feel this season’: Brendan Rodgers confident Leicester won’t slip up again in race for the top four as they prepare to host Crystal Palace on Monday night
- Leicester fell out of the top four on the final day of the 2019-20 campaign
- Brendan Rodgers’ team are currently third after another strong season
- The Foxes manager does not believe that history will repeat itself
Brendan Rodgers hopes Leicester’s Champions League near-miss last season will help drive them over the line this term.
Leicester were in the top four for most of the 2019-20 campaign only to slip to fifth on the final day due to a poor run of form after lockdown.
Ahead of Monday night’s clash with Crystal Palace, Leicester are third after another strong season in which they have also reached the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 15.
Brendan Rodgers hopes Leicester’s near-miss last season will help drive them over the line
‘If you think of last year, a lot of the players had never been consistently up there near the top, so it was a great learning experience,’ said Rodgers. ‘We have evolved over the course of the season. It’s definitely a different feel this season, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
‘You’ve seen the control in the team, the maturity in the team is improving all the time and we are playing at a good level.’
Leicester are also boosted by the blossoming strike partnership between Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho. The Nigerian is in the form of his life, with 11 goals in his previous eight matches, and Vardy ended a two-month drought with the opener in last Thursday’s 3-0 win over struggling West Brom.
The foxes have had another strong season and sit third with six matches left to play