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The Cost Of Leicester’s Starting XI When They Won 15/16 Title Was Just £28.8 Million

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Can Brendan Rodgers' side overcome the odds and beat Manchester City at the Etihad tonight?

Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Leicester, Squad, Soccer

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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