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More than four years after her wonderfully impossible title win, a lot has changed in Leicester City.
Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh, the masterminds of the greatest underdog history in the history of football, have long since disappeared, and most of this team is no longer at King Power Stadium.
N & # 39; Golo Kanté, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater (do you remember him?) All left under high profile circumstances, while some of the less revered title winners rode into the sunset with mixed success.
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Jeff Schlupp, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa continue to play in different parts of the world. In the meantime, it has been announced that longtime, but not, I won't repeat, boring Andy King will be released from his contract on June 30th.
Robert Huth tacitly retired in 2018, but occasionally shows up on Twitter to talk politically incorrect to Jonathan Walters while Danny Simpson is in Huddersfield and still appears to be allergic to the move up to the other half.
Despite all of these changes, the other two members of Ranieri's stubborn foursome remain in LE2, reminiscent of a glorious past that Leicester tried so hard to emerge under Brendan Rodgers.
However, Rodgers has resisted a recent trend and has decided not to tear down these historic monuments by offering Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs new offers in the club. At first glance, this appears to be a surprising step, since none of the players seem to meet the specifications of Northern Ireland, which contrary to popular belief is far more nuanced than just someone with a "good character".
Rodgers prefers youth, as evidenced by the fact that Leicester has one of the youngest Premier XI startups and both players have their best years far behind. Fuchs is 34 and Morgan is even older at 36.
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Rodgers has shown little interest this season in using either player. The couple played cumulatively in just 16 league games – with the vast majority of those appearances coming from the bank.
Then why exactly was the couple registered?
Well, Rodgers is clearly keeping an eye on the increasing strain on the games that awaits his team next season. It would take a rooster of epic proportions for the Foxes to miss a spot in the Champions League, and that, along with the FA Cup and Carabao Cup commitments, makes a lot of games for such a small squad.
Fuchs in particular should have to extend its season in the next season. Chelsea appear to be looking to sign Ben Chilwell for an obscene sum of money in the summer, and since the England international is far from the defensive product, the foxes may tend to allow him to leave.
James Justin impressed before the Premier League suspension, but has not been proven. As there is a lack of quality in the current market, Fuchs is a safe pair of hands in the short term if the foxes fail to strengthen their ranks. The former Schalke can also join the Back Three if necessary, as he had done several times this season.
Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan could play again in the Champions League for Leicester next season LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / Getty Images
However, it's not just their contributions on site that got Rodgers to sign the veteran couple. Both play a key role in ensuring a cheerful and harmonious dressing room.
Rodgers' goal is to keep Leicester's off-field leaders on their side. Claude Puel alienated many of the senior members of the squad with his cold approach, and that played a key role in the Frenchman's death. According to insiders of the King Power Stadium, Morgan in particular continues to enjoy considerable respect in the locker room.
While it's important for Leicester to try to break free from its glorious past, it's not yet time to finalize the King Power Stadium title selection. Both Morgan and Fuchs continue to play a role in a club that will hopefully travel across the continent in the Champions League next season.