After witnessing his side’s 94th minute equaliser rescue a 2-2 home draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday, Claudio Ranieri admitted that Leicester face a relegation scrap this season – a short six months on from winning the Premier League title.
The Foxes have won only three of their 13 league games this season – against Swansea, Burnley and Crystal Palace – and they are without a win in four as they prepare for a trip to rejuvenated Sunderland, followed by a visit from Man City.
It is a record unique to City that Leicester are hoping to avoid, as the Manchester club remain the only team to have been relegated from England’s top flight the year after winning the title, in 1938.
Back in May Bet365 were offering 40/1 that Leicester would be relegated, but their poor start has seen them cut that price to 14/1 – although they are as short as 10/1 elsewhere. They’ll most likely be in single figures if they lose at the Stadium of Light.