Leicester City have a tremendous fear factor, according to Matty Fryatt, especially at home, when opposition are willing to accept a point even before the game begins.
Leicester City’s 3-0 win over Preston this week helped them match Sheffield United’s best-ever start to a Championship season after ten games, established in 2005.
Leicester have won nine of their first ten league games and are the odds-on favorite to return to the Premier League at the end of the season.
They are the highest scorers in the Championship, together with Ipswich Town, and have also conceded the fewest goals thus far.
Fryatt emphasized that there is a lot of anxiety in Leicester right now, especially when they play at the King Power Stadium.
He stated that teams are arriving and are content to sit back in order to earn a point against the Foxes even before the game begins.
“I think now, as well, there is that fear factor from the opposition,” the former Foxes player stated on BBC Radio Leicester’s When You’re Smiling Podcast.
“They’re going to the King Power, and they’ll accept a draw even before the game starts.”
“Even Preston had a few chances on the break but they just set up to sort of, ‘can Leicester break down the opposition?’ and eventually the quality comes through.”
Leicester City will be back in action at home on Saturday when they play Alex Neil’s Stoke City.