TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino believes that this current Leicester side has enough about them to finish in the top six in the Premier League this season, although he admitted it will be a massive ask.
The Foxes have had a terrific start to the season. They are still yet to be beaten in the whole campaign and are sitting pretty in third place in the Premier League.
They carried on their great start to the season with a terrific 3-1 win over Bournemouth at the King Power on Saturday, with an inspired Jamie Vardy scoring twice and setting up the other. The convincing win has led to questions about whether the club are capable of reaching Europe this season, with other pundits such as Jamie Redknapp coming out and saying that Leicester are capable of reaching the Champions League (talkSPORT).
Alternatively, Cascarino wasn’t so sure about the club reaching the Champions League, though he did admit to thinking that they can break into the top six this campaign.
He talked through his rationale while on talkSPORT’s breakfast show this morning.
When asked about whether Leicester can break into the European places he said: “It’s been very worrying for the big clubs this weekend because of their results. I thought Arsenal and Tottenham was just full of defensive errors.
“I think United will make the top four. I do. I think they will get better as the season goes on.
“I think Everton will be a really good home team. I’m not too sure Marco Silva’s team will be as good on the road and pick up enough points.
“Yeah, I think they’ll make the top six, Leicester. Still, breaking in is a massive ask. As good as they can be, it’s still a big ask.
“I think, for me, it will be between Leicester and Arsenal to make the top six. I think United will; I still think Chelsea have got so many good players, and I think when they get Rudiger and Kante back in the team they are a much different side.”
While it is hard to agree with all of Cascarino’s comments in regards to Leicester’s European chances this season, his assessment of Leicester being around sixth place is fair. Indeed, Chelsea and Manchester United have shown big signs of fragility at the beginning of this campaign, making it hard to tell how they will bounce back, with both opting to play such inexperienced players with equally as inexperienced coaches behind their backs.
For Leicester, it will be a tall ask for them to reach the top six, but it is definitely within their realms. If they can continue to win the games against the mid-table sides in the division, then they will surely have a really good chance.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!