When Brendan Rodgers made the decision to switch Celtic Park for the King Power Stadium, there were doubts as to the ambition of the Scotsman in trading the potential for a domestic treble to supposed mid-table mediocrity in the East Midlands.
Six games into the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, the Foxes are reaching for territory that is a far cry from the mediocrity that could have been predicted when Rodgers arrived back in 2018, and there can be no doubting that the club’s ambitions now lie towards the realms of the Premier League’s elite.
Victory over Spurs on Saturday saw Rodgers’ side come back from 1-0 down to emerge victorious over Mauricio Pochettino’s men, with James Maddison scoring the winner in front of a rapturous home crowd.
This was an impressive victory for the Foxes, especially considering the summer transfer window saw the club lose their prized defensive asset Harry Maguire in an £80m deal to Manchester United, and the performances that Rodgers’ side are currently delivering are representative of a team who will be competing towards the upper echelons of the Premier League table come the end of the season.
Where Maguire departed from the heart of the Foxes’ defence, Çağlar Söyüncü has emerged as a battling defender who has filled the gap vacated by the club’s record departure, whilst Jamie Vardy has continued the impressive form that the 31-year-old displayed at the end of the 2018/19 campaign when Rodgers had arrived at the King Power.
This is a pivotal season in the club’s recent history, with the East Midlands’ outfit having experienced dramatic highs and lows both on and off the field in recent seasons. The death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was a huge blow to all associated with the club, just four years after they lifted the Premier League title.
Rodgers has seemingly transformed Leicester into serious top-six contenders for the 2019/20 campaign, and with victories over Champions League finalists such as Spurs at an early stage of the season, there is no reason that the Foxes cannot dream of qualifying for European football once again in the Scotsman’s first full season in charge at the club.