The Cost Of Leicester’s Starting XI When They Won 15/16 Title Was Just £28.8 Million
Leicester City have the ability to turn the Premier League title race on its head tonight when they come up against Manchester City at The Etihad.
Of course, The Foxes are no strangers to a title race. Three years ago, under the management of Claudio Ranieri, the club defied 5000/1 odds to lift the trophy for the first time in their 135 year history.
The likes of Wes Morgan, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were pivotal in that memorable season.
It was one of the biggest shocks in football history from a squad worth £28.8 million, but only a couple remain at the King Power following their title success.
Leicester have never quite rekindled that title winning form in recent seasons, although Brendan Rodgers has certainly made his mark on the side since arriving in February.
So can they cause another upset tonight as they come up against some of the world's best - and most expensive players?
Pep Guardiola has accumulated one hell of a side since he took over in 2016.
Pep Guardiola has been given the most expensive squad in the history of football in order to win the Champions League, yet he's still citing Manchester City supporters as a reason why his team may not be ready to do so. #MCFChttps://t.co/0l3rK9OvRq pic.twitter.com/HhCfcKfT7v
- Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) October 22, 2018
Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva - the old guard - have adapted to his philosophy and the results have been nothing short of remarkable.
We've seen record breaking Premier League campaigns and impressive displays in other competitions, but they've had to plough a huge amount of cash into their squad down the years.
In fact, City have the most expensively assembled squad in football history, according to CIES.
For example, their starting XI for their 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last month cost approximately £396.5 million compared to Tottenham's £124.9 million, according to Football365.
It puts Leicester City's title win in 2015/16 into even more perspective.
@ManCity vs @SpursOfficial starting XI #MCITOT #PL pic.twitter.com/MxDlcvzDHJ
- adeboye makanjuola (@adeboyemakson) April 20, 2019
Can Brendan Rodgers' side overcome the odds and beat Manchester City at the Etihad tonight?
Let us know in the comments below.