The Foxes will be aiming to push further up the table after narrowly securing a top-half finish in 2017-18, but they have a difficult start
Leicester City will be aiming for an improvement on their recent seasons as they gear up for the 2018-19 campaign.
Premier League champions in 2015-16, the Foxes have struggled to build on the form that delivered them the title, finishing 12th and ninth in the subsequent two years.
Claude Puel managed to turn things round after taking the reins from Craig Shakespeare last October and he’ll be hoping to continue that work in the upcoming season.
Goal brings you a complete guide to Leicester’s 2018-19 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about the preparations.
|Date||Match||Time (UK / US ET)||Venue|
|Jul 21||Notts County 1-4 Leicester||3pm / 10am||Meadow Lane, Nottingham|
|Jul 25||Leicester 0-0 Akhisarspor||5pm / 12pm||Stadion Lind, Villach|
|Jul 28||Udinese 1-2 Leicester||2pm / 9am||Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt|
|Aug 1||Leicester 1-1 Valencia||7:45pm / 2:45pm||King Power Stadium, Leicester|
|Aug 4||Leicester 1-1 Lille||5pm / 12pm||King Power Stadium, Leicester|
The World Cup having concluded on July 15 and the tournament schedule meaning that, for many clubs in the Premier League, pre-season plans must be squeezed into a short window.
Leicester kicked off pre-season with a 4-1 win over League Two side Notts County and will prepare to host La Liga giants Valencia at the King Power Stadium on August 1.
They finish off with a match against French side Lille a week before the new Premier League campaign kicks off.
Leicester were on the receiving end of a major cash windfall after they accepted a £60m bid from Man City to sign star Riyad Mahrez, after denying him the move earlier in the January transfer window.
The Foxes have already been busy in the transfer market, signing Jonny Evans from West Brom for £3.5m, James Maddison from Norwich for a hefty £25m and Ricardo Pereira from Porto for £22.5m.
Transfer activity in
|DF||Jonny Evans||West Brom||£3.5m||July 1|
|DF||Justen Kranthove||AFC ’34||Free||July 1|
|MF||James Maddison||Norwich City||£25m||July 1|
|DF||Ricardo Pereira||Porto||£22.5m||July 3|
|FW||Ryan Loft||Tottenham||Free||July 14|
|GK||Danny Ward||Liverpool||£12.5m||July 20|
|DF||Louis Ramsay||Norwich City||Free||July 23|
Transfer activity out
|DF||Elliott Moore||OHL||Loan||July 1|
|DF||Joshua Debayo||Cheltenham Town||N/A||July 1|
|GK||Ben Hamer||Huddersfield Town||N/A||July 1|
|DF||Robert Huth||Released||N/A||July 1|
|MF||Sammie McLeod||Released||N/A||July 1|
|MF||Dylan Watts||Shamrock Rovers||N/A||July 1|
|DF||Connor Wood||Bradford City||Undisc.||July 1|
|GK||Cameron Yates||Released||N/A||July 1|
|FW||Riyad Mahrez||Manchester City||£60m||July 10|
|MF||Harvey Barnes||West Brom||Loan||July 25|
|GK||Daniel Iversen||Oldham Athletic||Loan||July 26|
The Foxes have been handed a tough start to the season, with an away game against Manchester United setting them on their way.
Newly promoted Wolves are the first visitors to the King Power Stadium in matchday two, with games against Southampton and then Liverpool to follow. A trip south to Bournemouth completes the opening five games of their schedule.
Leicester’s full Premier League fixture list can be seen below.
|19/08/2018||20:00||Manchester United v Leicester City|
|18/08/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Wolverhampton|
|25/08/2018||15:00||Southampton v Leicester City|
|01/09/2018||12:30||Leicester City v Liverpool|
|15/09/2018||15:00||A.F.C. Bournemouth v Leicester City|
|22/09/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Huddersfield Town|
|29/09/2018||15:00||Newcastle United v Leicester City|
|06/10/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Everton|
|20/10/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Leicester City|
|27/10/2018||15:00||Leicester City v West Ham United|
|03/11/2018||15:00||Cardiff City v Leicester City|
|10/11/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Burnley|
|24/11/2018||15:00||Brighton v Leicester City|
|01/12/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Watford|
|04/12/2018||19:45||Fulham v Leicester City|
|08/12/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur|
|15/12/2018||15:00||Crystal Palace v Leicester City|
|22/12/2018||15:00||Chelsea v Leicester City|
|26/12/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Manchester City|
|29/12/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Cardiff City|
|01/01/2019||15:00||Everton v Leicester City|
|12/01/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Southampton|
|19/01/2019||15:00||Wolverhampton v Leicester City|
|30/01/2019||20:00||Liverpool v Leicester City|
|02/02/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Manchester United|
|09/02/2019||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City|
|23/02/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Crystal Palace|
|26/02/2019||19:45||Leicester City v Brighton|
|02/03/2019||15:00||Watford v Leicester City|
|09/03/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Fulham|
|16/03/2019||15:00||Burnley v Leicester City|
|30/03/2019||15:00||Leicester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth|
|06/04/2019||15:00||Huddersfield Town v Leicester City|
|13/04/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Newcastle United|
|20/04/2019||15:00||West Ham United v Leicester City|
|27/04/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Arsenal|
|04/05/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Leicester City|
|12/05/2019||15:00||Leicester City v Chelsea|
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