So just as they did under Sven, Leicester begin the campaign with a win and a defeat. Of course no defeat in August defines a season, but it still hurts. And it hurts even more because of the man who got the winner. And that your correspondent didn’t put a bet on it…that too.
Here are the key numbers;
8 – For the eighth time in nine visits to the capital Leicester have come away with nothing. In fairness Leicester’s woes away from home extend beyond the M25, but no doubt a few more defeats at the likes at Watford, Crystal Palace and Millwall will have folks like me commenting more seriously on this particular hex.
15 – Leicester created enough chances to win the match but failed to convert them. Against Peterborough on Saturday the Foxes scored twice from just seven attempts on goal. Tonight it wasn’t to be but it’s been much worse in recent times. At one point under Paulo Sousa City scored just three times from 60 attempts.
270 – Nigel Pearson has named unchanged lineups in each match this season and six players have competed every minute so far. Unsurprisingly given the lack of options the back five of Schmeichel, de Laet, Moore, Morgan and Konchesky remain ever-present. Jamie Vardy is the other man to stay on the pitch for three successive 90 minutes.