Leicester kick off the 2016/17 season with a trip to Hull City this Lunchtime and that’s not forgetting the fact that they do so as defending champions of the Premier League. The fairy tale season of 2015/16 will never be forgotten but now the focus is on the hard work of defending the title.
Thankfully for them the fixture computer has been very kind as they face a Hull side who have arguably one of the worst set of preparations for a Premier League season. No transfer business has been concluded in Hull when you put that alongside the fact they only have 13 fit players then that’s bad enough but add to the fact that they don’t have a permanent manager going into the campaign and they are already looking up against it.
Leicester will look to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the Community Shield last Sunday to Manchester United but that would have already been to put to one side as all eyes will be on this Premier League season opener.
New signing Nampalys Mendy and Ahmed Musa will be pushing for inclusion from the start after having to make do with the bench on Sunday. Musa looked bright in the time he was given on Sunday and could have very well grabbed a winner for himself had his flicked header not been six inches over the bar
As we know United then went down the over end and won the game thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic header, he may have grabbed the headlines but Leicester fans and Claudio Ranieri will be delighted that Jamie Vardy still knows where the net is. It was his goal that leveled the score for Leicester last weekend and he will be hoping to open his account against lowly Hull this Lunchtime.
Hull go into this game amidst a backdrop of whether or not the club will be sold and who will actually be their new manager on a permanent basis. It could be construed as somewhat as a free hit but to be honest I can’t see anything other than a Leicester win this Lunchtime. The champions to get off to the perfect start with an away win.