May 18, 2024

Since there are no games between November 11 and November 25, the international break may frequently be a quiet two weeks for a lot of Championship clubs.

This hasn’t always been the case, though, as seen by Leicester City’s connections to Everton’s recent ten-point deduction for violating Financial Fair Play’s Profit and Sustainability regulations; on the last day of the previous season, the Foxes lost to the Toffees and were demoted.

Keeping that in mind, Football League World compiles the most recent information on this story as well as other recent developments involving King Power Stadium.

What is Leicester City’s reported stance in Everton’s recent point deduction saga?

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The news of Everton’s severest-ever points loss in Premier League history for violating FFP criteria surfaced on Friday afternoon.

The Merseyside club lost more money than they could have possibly been in three years, totaling £124.5 million, beyond the maximum amount allowed. However, The Sun sources claim that Sean Dyche’s club may be subject to more sanctions if Leeds, Leicester, and Burnley win their respective claims.

The Daily Mail further states that the three teams, who are extremely resentful that the issue wasn’t resolved earlier, may be awarded a total of £300 million, which is allegedly the amount of money lost due to relegation to the Championship.

What has existed

said about this situation?

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Current Leicester defender Conor Coady, who featured in 24 Premier League games for Everton last season has been quizzed about the situation given his connections to two of the clubs locked in this legal battle. Whilst the Liverpudlian spoke about his former teammates’ standpoint, he isn’t aware of the full details.

“Probably like any other player would, that you can’t affect it as footballers.” Coady told Sky Sports via Leicestershire Live.

“I am still good mates with a few of the boys in the dressing room there and I think they’ll be saying the same thing.

“It’s hard to say because I don’t know the ins and outs of it, to be honest. As a footballer, you don’t really look what’s going on at clubs upstairs or whatever it is.” The defender added.

However, former Crystal Palace chairman and current pundit Simon Jordan believes that Leicester’s claim may not be successful, and this situation has more implications on Chelsea and Manchester City.

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“I also can’t see those clubs lining up to sue Everton getting very far.

“Manchester City and Chelsea might be a little worried though. Some might question whether such a punishment could be handed down to one of the Premier League’s powerhouses but I don’t see how it can’t not be now.” Jordan wrote on his Daily Mail column.

“These are the sort of players….” – Sunderland man makes claim on Foxes defender

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One man who Leicester fans would have been wary of in recent weeks is Sunderland winger Jack Clarke, who currently sits joint-second in the Championship golden boot race, with 9 goals from 16 games.

However, the dynamic Black Cats man was quick to namedrop Leicester’s James Justin as one of the toughest opponents he’s faced so far this season, when Leicester defeated Tony Mowbray’s side on October 24th, with the aforementioned defender grabbing the winner after 12 minutes.

“He (Kyle Walker-Peters) is a very intelligent right back, in terms of positioning and he was very good on the ball. Same with James Justin at Leicester – knew when to get forward and hold the position.

“These are the sort of players you want to be coming up against and challenging yourself against to see how you fair up and I think I did alright in both games.

“There are a lot of tough defenders in this league, teams are well organised and set up and a lot of the time. Especially for me, I’ve noticed that I’m getting double marked and that affects my game in a way that I can’t express myself as much as I want to, but also leaves space for other people to flourish.” Clarke finished.

Duo impress on international duty

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In brighter news, Foxes fans will be pleased that the duo of Wout Faes and Kelechi Iheanacho impressed for their respective countries of Belgium and Nigeria over the weekend.

After scoring just one goal for the Foxes against Blackburn this season, Faes now has two goals for the Red Devils this season. On Sunday, the already qualified team defeated Azerbaijan five goals to one, with the center back helping Romelu Lukaku score the game’s fourth goal. The Red Devils won 5-0.

In the Super Eagles’ 1-1 tie with Zimbabwe in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, Iheanacho, who has not scored in his last four Foxes appearances, got on the scoresheet for Nigeria. The forward equalized after 67 minutes.

What next for Leicester City?

Championship Table (As it stands November 20th)
Team P GD Pts
1 Leicester City 16 19 39
2 Ipswich Town 16 15 39
3 Leeds United 16 11 31
4 Southampton 16 1 30
5 Preston North End 16 -1 28
6 Sunderland 16 10 26
7 West Brom 16 9 26
8 Hull City 16 3 26

On Saturday afternoon, league leaders Leicester make their comeback after suffering two straight losses as they visit Watford, led by Valerian Ismaeel, in the East Midlands.

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