How much can we read into Craig Shakespeare leading Leicester City to a 3-1 victory tonight against Liverpool? Let’s discuss in this EPL TALKING POINTS Match Week 26 Bonus special!
Will he get the job?
Popular with the players having been at the club throughout their incredible journey, over the last few years. Got tactics spot on in tonight’s match. More wins like this may well see him get the opportunity to save the Champions EPL status. He was certainly active on the side-lines throughout – a sign he wants the job?
Did the players play for Ranieri?
On tonight’s evidence – no.
Player power has reportedly been a factor in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking – a statement strongly denied by Vardy, Albrighton et el.
However, Shakespeare seemed to have no problems motivating the side in tonight’s tough encounter with Liverpool.
The interim boss got Leicester playing with the counter attacking gusto and defensive resilience that saw them so successful last season. The home side won with well taken goals from Jamie Vardy and Danny Drinkwater. Phillipe Coutinho scored the consolation.
How much the players influence whether he gets the job, with their performances on the pitch over the new few matches, remains to be seen.
Vardys on fire – your defence is terrified?
Jamie Vardy bagged himself a brace tonight, scoring his 5th goal in 6 games – form which is a #throwback to last season.
He played brilliantly against Liverpool, demonstrating the determination, lightning pace and direct eye for goal qualities – that was so prolific in last year’s incredible Championship success.
Is the Vardy Party about to get under way? Can he continue to score the goals to keep the Foxes in the Premier League?
Who will take over from Ranieri?
Depends which story you choose to believe!
Players supposedly have been mooting for the claims of Craig Shakespeare or former manager Nigel Pearson – who was responsible for the miraculous relegation survival fight prior winning the title. He left under controversial circumstances though – so that may prove a stumbling block?
Guus Hiddink is another big manager to be linked. Has a proven world class track record and a similar ‘interim’ stint, as he had previously at Chelsea, could be a distinct possibility.
Former Foxes player Roberto Mancini has already ruled himself out of the running for the job.
Have YOUR say!
What’s your views on tonight’s match and Leicester City’s current plight?
Is Craig Shakespeare the right man for the job?
Should the club have sacked Ranieri?
Has it already proven to be the right choice by the board?
Let’s discuss! Comment below…