There are a number of reasons to be optimistic about Leicester City’s strong start to the 2013/14 season. The Foxes currently lie third in the Championship after eight games, and can look forward to a league cup fourth-round home tie against Premier League Fulham. Nigel Pearson has not been overly active in the transfer window, although he has added depth at key positions, while allowing other players to leave the King Power Stadium on loan deals.
Although this season is young, one statistic does stand out – Leicester have won five times this season in games in which they have conceded the first goal. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that Nigel Pearson’s men have, at times, been slow out of the blocks, but this figure demonstrates that they have the capability of improving their game when it really matters. In eleven games in all competitions, the Foxes have scored 16 of their 22 goals in the second-half, and have earned seven points in the Championship from losing positions.
There is certainly a long way to go, and Leicester are not playing their best football right now, but Nigel Pearson will be pleased with his players’ ability to change the momentum and finish strongly – it is something that will be crucial towards the end stages of the season.