Friday July 24
Leicester City's first season back in the Premier League was a tale of two seasons. For the majority of the season, Leicester languished on the bottom of the table - September 27th until March 21st, the team won a total of 2 matches and scored only 17 goals over a 24-match span. However, as soon as the calendar switched to April, Leicester caught fire for their final 9 matches, winning 7 and the only loss coming to Chelsea. This incredible final run resulted in L.C.F.C avoiding relegation and, more importantly (for us, anyway), won championships for those fantasy managers who rode this hot streak through the end of the fantasy season. The Foxes look to keep the momentum going for the upcoming season but must do so without Nigel Pearson, who was released as manager following an off-season scandal during a team goodwill tour in Thailand. To further complicate Leicester's woes, popular veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso declined to renew his contract earlier this week despite the pleas from new manager Claudio Ranieri.
Nickname: The Foxes
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
2014-15 Finish: 14th (41 points, 11-19-8 record)