Craig Shakeaspere is having an impressive start in Leicester City

On February 23 of 2017, Claudio Ranieri was sacked from his managerial position in Leicester City as the club was at that point in time located just slightly above the relegation zone.

It was pretty clear that Leicester City was struggling trying to defend the English Premier League title that they had won in the previous season.


Going from being the champions to dropping into the bottom relegation zones, from one season to the other one is a huge difference and that´s what Leicester City has recently been experiencing.


Craig Shakeaspeare would later be appointed as the new manager of Leicester City and 53 year old English manager was able to push the club to the 12th spot.


The 2017-18 season of the English Premier League is scheduled to start on August 11 and Shakeaspeare is doing a notable job in the 2017 summer transfer window as he has added to his team, the likes of: Harry Maguire, Eldin Jakupovic and Vicente Iborra.




The Premier League is looking at keeping a lid on simulation more from next season.

It hopes to achieve this by introducing two match ban rules. From the forthcoming season, the Premier League would look at punishing simulation retrospectively. Also, the body introduced an offence tagged ‘successful deception of a match official.’

The FA in a statement shed more light on the offence:

“Where there is clear and overwhelming evidence to suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation, and as a direct result, the offending player’s team has been awarded a penalty and/or an opposing player has been dismissed, the FA will be able to act retrospectively under its Fast Track system.”

The FA also added that a three man panel would be the one handling the independent reviews. The panel would consists of a former manager, an ex player and a former match official, to bring the balance from all angles. The panel would look at the video evidence independently and advise the FA if it was an offence. When the three report a guilty verdict, charges would then be enforced.

Summarily, from next term when players feign injury or simulate what is not, they would be liable to a two match ban. An example was when Swansea City visited Manchester United recently. Forward Marcus Rashford appears to have gone down easily when he had contact with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Swansea manager Paul Clement claimed the replays showed that Rashford deceived the referee. In such situation if the panel finds him guilty, Rashford would miss the next two matches.

Robert Huth applauded the new laws when he heard of them. He went online to support the move. He even hinted on a joking note that the FA should consider players that pretend to be injured or that cry when they lose.


Robert Huth says why Leicester City has been struggling in this season

Leicester City attracted the attention of the world of football during the Premier League season of 2015-16 as they emerged as the champions for the very first time in the history of the club and with the guidance of Claudio Ranieri, it finally happened.

It was a historic and memorable season for Leicester City as they overcame all the odds and shocked the world by lifting the English Premier League title.

The English Premier League is currently going through its season of 2016-17 and things has not been going so impressively for Leicester City as they have unfortunately not been able to replicate their consistency and impressive amount of performances as their previous campaign and Robert Huth believes that he knows one of the reasons of why this is happening.

According to RoberthHuth, the recent drop of form that Leicester City has experienced in this current season is because of the departure of N’GoloKante who was offloaded to Chelsea for a price tag of £32 million on July 16 of 2016.

N’ GoloKante played a huge role in the historic season of Leicester City as the French midfielder made 37 appearances and was even named as one of the 4 players of the club into the PFA Team of the Year. The French player was one of the most consistent performers in the entire Premier League during the season of 2015-16 and even though Leicester City offloaded him for a hefty amount of cash, they have not been able to find another midfielder with his equal characteristics or skills.

Robert Huth is certain that the absence of N’ GoloKante can be felt by Leicester City and it’s because of this that they have not been able to perform as impressively as the previous season.

‘’You can see what he is doing at Chelsea, he is an unbelievable player. We miss him, absolutely, there is no two ways about it he was awesome for us when he was here.” Robert Huth said.

Is RoberthHuth’s international career over?

Robert Huth has been receiving notoriety for his string of impressive performances with his club as the German defender was one of the most important figures in the historic season of Leicester City as they sealed the Premier League title in the season of 2015-16.

The German defender only missed 3 league matches in Leicester City’s title winning season and for a player at his elevated age, this is a fairly impressive feat to accomplish.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Robert Huth’s club career is going in a positive way and even though Leicester City are currently struggling in the bottom spots of the Premier League, what Robert Huth and the rest of his teammates did in the previous season is something that will forever be remembered in the history of Leicester City as well as English football.

Unfortunately for the veteran defender, his international career is not going as impressively as he has not made a single performance for Germany since 2009 and there is a high probability that Huth will not be making another competitive appearance for his national side ever again.

One of the reasons of why Huth might not get called up to play for Germany again is due to his age as he will be turning 32 years old in August which is significantly higher than Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng as each of them are 27 years old.

Boateng and Hummels are the usual starters in the defensive backline of the German national football team. The rest of the national team pool that is available for Joachim Low consists of youngsters which includes: ShkodranMustafi, Matthias Ginter, Jonathan Tah and Antonio Rudiger, they all range from 20 to 24 years of age and are promising stars.

The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup is on the horizon and despite his amazing campaign with Leicester City, there simply are better options at the disposal of Joachim Low and he will need the best of whatever he has in order to compete against other national sides.


Leicester City defender Robert Huth has praised his former teammate N’Golo Kante following his impressive performances for Chelsea sine his switch to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Both players played for the Foxes in their fairy tale season last year before the France international opted to move away from Kings Power Stadium.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte paid £32 million for the midfielder during the summer and the player has lived up to expectations with his brilliant display this term. Huth disclosed his admiration for the player despite his exit from Leicester.

“I think N’Golo Kante is the best player in the Premier League,” Huth sensationally exclaimed.
Chelsea are set to continue their winning streak when they face West Brom in the Premier League. Since the change in tactics, the Blues have gone on to win nine straight games and are set to break the club’s all time wining streak of 11. Kante has been a key part of the 3-4-3 formation Conte has been employing. With the absence of distractions, Chelsea are poised to go far in their title chase this season.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville was all praise for Kante as well after Chelsea humbled Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 3-1. Diego Costa stole the show but Nevilled opined that Kante was the one.

“I gave Diego Costa the man of the match but I’ve got to mention N’Golo Kante. N’Golo Kante was brilliant,” the Sky Sports pundit said.

Chelsea are currently topping the standings due to their brilliant run in Conte’s debut season. Despite a slow start, the team has established itself as a team to beat this term. All the other top sides that started well seem to be bowing to Chelsea’s superiority and the confidence in the team is off the roof.


Tottenham Hotspurs have been struggling upfront this season.

The goals have not been coming in as many would expect, particularly for a side that is keen on winning the Premier League this term. The team has the defence to win the title considering how they have limited their opponents from scoring. It took them ten games o concede goals from open play. However, the goals have dried upfront since the injury to main striker Harry Kane.

They should be placing much higher on the current standings in the Premier League but for the blunt attacking performance of the team. They allowed defending EPL Champions, Leicester City equalize to share the spoils when they both met in the league on October 29.

Vincent Janssen has not proved to be a great buy for Coach Mauricio Pochettino yet. However, the 22-year old player got the opening goal for Spurs through a penalty caused by a Robert Huth foul.

For a well-coordinated Spurs side, it was surprising that they let Leicester pull one back through a slip. Victor Wanyama has been brilliant for Tottenham but he caused the error, allowing Ahmed Musa to capitalize and get the equalizer. Musa was lively throughout the affair and the goal seems to be his reward.

“We need to be more clinical. We need to score more,” Pochettino confessed after the game.
Spurs have gone five matches without a victory. Leicester showed their determination in turning things around, and they got the result they wanted at White Hart Lane – where Spurs gave Pep Guardiola his first Premier League loss.

The goal would be a confidence boost when Leicester play FC Copenhagen on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League. They still have a long way to go if they are to maintain their growing status in the Premier league. Riyad Mahrez has not been as impressive as last term and Jamie Vardy’s goals seem not to be flowing as last season.

Robert Huth says Arsenal Indirectly Spurred Them to the Title

Leicester City managed a shock title win last season, but defender Robert Huth claims that it may have not been possible without the help from Arsenal.

Back in February, Leicester faced Arsenal away at the Emirates stadium and this was seen as a big test for the title credentials of the relative unknowns. Leicester lost the game through a goal from Danny Welbeck. Huth says that the entire squad was deflated due to the loss, but they were greeted with gloating selfies from Arsenal players after the game.

This apparently spurred the team back into life, and Huth has described the amazing scenes where they went on an amazing run thereafter. As the underdogs, Huth reveals that the reaction from Arsenal gave an extra edge to their game. This proved to be the difference in the next few weeks of the campaign that were so crucial in putting Manchester City out of contention. Spurs were the last challengers left in the title race last season and they were dealt emphatically with a run of 1-0 wins that demoralised the opposition. This season, though, Leicester have been struggling as many expected. Following a heavy loss against Manchester United last weekend, they managed to return to winning ways with a comfortable win over Burnley.

“For me the key point was when we lost to Arsenal. Everyone was celebrating, they were doing selfies. Even though we were still top. A few of the lads stuck a few those pictures up and it got the blood boiling. It gave us an extra yard in the next few games,” said Huth. The experience of the German was a major factor in sustaining the results towards the end of the season. Due to their lack of experience when it comes to a title race, Huth offered them great help in this regard.

Robert Huth is an indispensable figure for Claudio Ranieri

Robert Huth played a crucial part in Leicester City’s Premier League winning season during their campaign of 2015-16 and the German defender is expected to once again be in the heart of Claudio Ranieri’sdefence as the next season is edging closer and closer.

Standing at 6’3, Huth is a powerful defender who has been receiving non-stop praise for everything that he has accomplished since joining: ‘’The Foxes’’ back in February of 2015 which is the time when the experienced centre-back originally joined on a season long loan deal and after a string of impressive performances, he was offered a permanent contract and Huth has not disappointed.

Leicester City recently played the finals of the 2016 English FA Community Shield as they faced off with Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium and a late goal from the recent signing of Jose Mourinho, ZlatanIbrahimovic edged out the victory for the Red Devils as the Portuguese coach secured his first piece of silverware as the manager of Manchester United.

Even though Leicester City lost the match it still was an intense match that had to be decided in the last few minutes with a late goal from the Swedish giant ZlatanIbrahimovic making the difference as Manchester United just barely managed to scrap a 2-1 triumph.

Robert Huth was one of the few defenders of Leicester City who managed to keep up with the attacking forces of Manchester United as he kept both Wayne Rooney and Ibrahimovic at bay with limited options for the majority of the match.

The defensive partner of Huth, Wes Morgan got outmatched by Ibrahimovic as the veteran attacker managed to score the winning goal for Manchester United while Danny Simpson made a few mistakes and picked up a rather unnecessary yellow card after tackling Wayne Rooney.

It’s quite extraordinary to see a player who joined not even 2 years ago and already has so much of an influence and impact with a team but this is the case with Robert Huth as he is arguably one of the most important players of Leicester City and they will need to him to be at his best in order to defend their Premier League title.

Robert Huth Due For New Contract

Robert Huth is being offered a new deal by Leicester.

The new deal would be part of the strategy of the club to secure the future of the squad that has won several titles. Leicester has seen Robert be a pivotal figure in lifting the trophy of the Premier League. He is now being offered a new contract by the club. The new contract comes before 12 months are over for the Leicester City player who has helped the club to be champions of the Premier League.

Due to the trophy winning performance of the club, they are ready to offer new contract terms for the German defender. He has played a pivotal role in the last season that turned out to be remarkable for the club. Huth had initially signed on a three year deal with a wage amount of £40,000 per week. He joined Stoke City for an amount of £3million. He emerged as a key member of the team at 31 years of age as soon as the last season began.

Hence, he has been earmarked as a player who will be given a pay rise this year. Most fans remember the moment that the club lifted the Premier League trophy. There were other players too, like Wes Morgan, Riyad Mahrez and others who are also expected to negotiate for a raise this summer. Huth had initially been signed on loan to the club which occurred in January. There had been a relegation threat which the player also helped the club immensely. Huth is definitely one of the players that the club wishes to retain and it is hoped that the negotiations will go well. While the club is ready to negotiate, they cannot pay as well as Chelsea, United or City but they are hopeful that they will provide great opportunities to these players if they play well.

Leicester offer Huth new deal

Leicester City has offered Robert Huth a new deal as they seek to secure the long-term future of their squad. Indeed, with the performance of the Leicester players, there are no doubts that there are going to be many clubs that may be coming for their players.

Robert Huth has been an outstanding player at the back for Leicester City this season. His calming influence has helped bring some solidity at the back and help the team defend whenever they were put under pressure. Indeed, Leicester City’s game this season was built on counter-attacks and for this to work you needed to have a strong defence. Robert Huth provided all the features that you would have required from a strong defender, and Leicester City will be keen to keep him next season.

Robert Huth only joined Leicester City last June when he signed for a fee of £3million from Stoke City. It is believed that the German defender will receive a substantial pay rise as part of the new deal that will keep him at the club for the remainder of his career.

Robert Huth was also an effective player last season when he helped Leicester City escape relegation but at that time, he was only on loan. His good form during that period has prompted Leicester City to make the deal permanent.

It is believed that other players such as Danny Drinkwater, Riyad Mahrez, and Wes Morgan will all be rewarded with a new contract following their performance last season. Leicester City will have to wait for Jamie Vardy’s decision to find out whether he will stay at the club. Indeed, there has been a bid made by Arsenal earlier this week, but the England international has said that he will take a decision after the Euros.