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Leicester have spent an incredible 567 DAYS in the Premier League’s top four over last two seasons

Leicester have spent extra time in the Premier League’s top four than every other workforce over the last two seasons, however nonetheless did not safe Champions League soccer in both.

The Foxes have occupied a spot in the top four for an incredible 567 days over the last two seasons, however have solely gone on to handle consecutive fifth-placed finishes beneath supervisor Brendan Rodgers.

Incredibly, their time in the Champions League spots totals over thrice as a lot as Manchester United, who have solely been in the top four for a mixed 178 days however nonetheless managed to complete third last season and second in the present marketing campaign.

Leicester have been devastated on Sunday after lacking out on the Champions League as soon as once more

A Leicester fan, with a Europa League badge on his arm, looks ahead to another season without Champions League football after the 4-2 defeat by Tottenham on the final day

A Leicester fan, with a Europa League badge on his arm, seems forward to a different season with out Champions League soccer after the 4-2 defeat by Tottenham on the last day

2020-21 SEASON – TIME IN TOP FOUR

Leicester City – 242 (Final position: fifth)

Manchester United – 156 (2nd)

Liverpool – 140 (third)

Manchester City – 131 (1st)

Chelsea – 103 (4th)

Everton – 63 (tenth)

Tottenham Hotspur – 58 (seventh)

Aston Villa – 32 (eleventh)

Arsenal – 29 (eighth)

West Ham United – 27 (sixth)

Southampton – 22 (fifteenth)

Newcastle United – 7 (twelfth)

Crystal Palace – 2 (14th)

Leeds United – 2 (ninth)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 2 (thirteenth)

Manchester City, regardless of their dominant title-winning season this time round, and ending 19 factors forward of Leicester in the 2019-20 marketing campaign, have additionally solely had 483 days in the top four in contrast with Leicester’s 567.

Chelsea, in the meantime, have additionally secured back-to-back top-four finishes regardless of 385 days up there, whereas Liverpool’s complete is 493 – the closest to Leicester however nonetheless an incredible 74 fewer days than Rodgers’ aspect.

This season, Leicester appeared positive to complete in the Champions League locations, and even had a seven-point hole to fifth after 29 matches of the marketing campaign.

At that stage, the Foxes have been third and 10 factors forward of seventh-placed Liverpool, however differing fortunes in the last seven video games of the season noticed Jurgen Klopp’s aspect ultimately leapfrog them to complete three factors forward on Sunday.

Leicester confronted Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham in their last three matchers, beating the former at Old Trafford however happening to lose their last two.

Before that, defeats in opposition to Newcastle and West Ham, in addition to a draw at Southampton and the wonderful type of their rivals, all contributed to their failure to safe the position they wanted.

There are actually question marks over whether or not it may be seen as a optimistic marketing campaign for Rodgers’ aspect.

They did, in fact, beat Chelsea at Wembley to elevate the FA Cup, however the monetary advantages of the Champions League are so excessive that many followers could really feel as if they might have reasonably secured a top-four place.

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, was celebrating after managing to steer Liverpool up to third

Jurgen Klopp, in the meantime, was celebrating after managing to steer Liverpool as much as third

Chelsea lost to Aston Villa but Leicester's slip-up meant they snuck into the top four on Sunday

Chelsea lost to Aston Villa however Leicester’s slip-up meant they snuck into the top four on Sunday

Leicester, for the second season in a row, are now looking ahead to a Europa League campaign

Leicester, for the second season in a row, are actually waiting for a Europa League marketing campaign

2019-20 SEASON – TIME IN TOP FOUR

Liverpool – 353 (Final position: 1st)

Manchester City – 352 (2nd)

Leicester City – 325 (fifth)

Chelsea – 282 (4th)

Arsenal – 39 (eighth)

Manchester United – 22 (third)

Crystal Palace – 15 (14th)

Brighton and Hove Albion – 9 (fifteenth)

Tottenham Hotspur – 8 (sixth)

Bournemouth – 3 (18th)

West Ham United – 2 (sixteenth)

Aston Villa – 1 (seventeenth)

Burnley – 1 (tenth)

Instead, they’ll compete in the Europa League for an additional season, and go once more in 2021-22 to attempt to proper the wrongs of the previous two campaigns.

2019-20 ended in a lot the identical method, with back-to-back defeats in opposition to Tottenham and Manchester United sealing their destiny and consigning them to a fifth-placed end in the league.

Prior to that, it was defeats in opposition to Everton and Bournemouth that contributed to them choking and dropping out of the top four.

Last season in explicit, the numbers have been dangerous for the Foxes, after they spent an incredible 325 days in the top four solely to drop out proper at the last minute.

To put that into perspective, Manchester United completed third and had solely spent a mixed complete of twenty-two days in the top four.

Liverpool, the runaway winners of the league – ending with 99 factors – solely spent 28 days longer than the Foxes in the top four, clearly displaying the catastrophe that unfolded to depart them wallowing down in fifth place.

Of course, Leicester have come a great distance from their Championship days and having gained the league in 2015-16 it has been a rollercoaster decade for the Midlands aspect.

But with their followers having tasted the delights of the Champions League, there’s definitely a determined want to get again there. 

Rodgers is prone to keep at the King Power Stadium for subsequent season… so, after two seasons of falling at the last hurdle, will or not it’s third time fortunate in their bid to return to the Champions League? 

Leicester were in the top four for three times as many days as United over the last two seasons

Leicester have been in the top four for thrice as many days as United over the last two seasons

Manchester City also spent less time in the top four than Leicester, despite winning the title

Manchester City additionally spent much less time in the top four than Leicester, regardless of successful the title

Gareth Bale scored twice on Sunday to end Leicester's hopes of securing a top-four spot

Gareth Bale scored twice on Sunday to finish Leicester’s hopes of securing a top-four spot

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