By Azeem Siddiqui

7th Sep, 2022 | 10:30pm

View: Brendan Rodgers must back Luke Thomas to solve defensive problems of Leicester City

Leicester City are going through a turbulent phase after a very long time as they are placed at the bottom of the Premier League table with just one point from the first six matches.

One of the primary reasons for the Foxes’ poor start to their campaign was their inactivity in the recently concluded transfer window where they ended up signing just two players and letting five leave the club.

Often it seems that in difficult circumstances, new leaders are born and Leicester are in need of such characters who can guide the team out of this mess and secure their place in the Premier League for at least another season.

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One of the players Brendan Rodgers could turn to is young left-back Luke Thomas who has just played two games this season.

The 21-year-old was extremely impressive in the last campaign for the Foxes as he played in 22 matches for the club in the Premier League where the side won eight times, drew four whereas they ended up on the losing side on 10 occasions [Transfermarkt].

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In the ongoing season, Thomas, in just two appearances, managed 1.5 tackles and 2.5 clearances per match — second-highest in the squad behind only Jonny Evans — which is pretty impressive considering the side conceded seven goals in those two games.

His performances in the last season and even in this one show that he has the commitment to the cause as well as that flair about him that demands a more permanent place in the playing XI, that too at a time when things are uncertain in every manner.

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