“Break that record,” Carlton Palmer predicts for Leicester City and Reading.
Carlton Palmer has speculated on Leicester City breaking Reading’s 106-point record.
During the October international break, Leicester City is topping the Championship table.
The Foxes have made an explosive return to the Championship after a decade in the Premier League ended in May.
|Championship Table (As it stands w/c October 9th)
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Enzo Maresca was hired manager in the summer with the objective of returning the club to the top division on the first try.
The Italian couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the season, with Leicestershire losing only one of their first 11 games.
Leicester City are ten points clear of the play-off places, with Ipswich Town in second place only two points behind.
Can Leicester City break Reading’s points record in the Championship?
Carlton Palmer has praised Leicester’s start, underlining everything that has gone wrong in the build-up to the season’s start.
He feels the squad can progress even more in January, with the 106-point record set by Reading in 2006 a highly attainable goal for Maresca’s side.
“Leicester City have had a fantastic start to their season in the Championship,” Palmer said to Football League World.
“It’s a record-breaking start to the season, especially considering they were relegated at the end of last season, losing players like James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, and Youri Tielemans in the summer.”
“They’ve brought in Enzo Maresca, a manager who has never managed before and has always been a coach.”
“Leicester City have the best start in the Championship after 11 games since the league rebranded in 2004.”
“Leicester have won 10 of their first 11 games, losing only to Hull City at the start of September.”
“If they keep going in this vein, they’ll break that record.”
“I believe Leicester will re-sign in January and then become even stronger.”
“I predicted at the start of the season Leicester and Leeds to get promoted and I still stick with that.”
Leicester’s only defeat this season came in a 1-0 setback to Hull at the start of September.
Otherwise, the club has been nearly faultless, scoring 23 goals and surrendering only six in their first 11 games.
Only Kieran McKenna’s Ipswich have scored more goals, while no team has conceded fewer than 10 in the league save Maresca’s.
Leicester City will return to action following the break on October 21 against Swansea City.
How good is this Leicester City squad?
The relegated Leicester City team was too excellent to go down, therefore several important players left the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes responded effectively to the departures by bolstering their squad during the summer transfer window.
This is a Premier League-caliber side led by a well-respected coach who worked under Pep Guardiola as one of his coaches at Manchester City.
Exceeding Reading’s 106-point total is considerably more likely than Leicester failing to achieve promotion this season, which is a measure to how strong they’ve been thus far given that it’s only October.