Leicester City In The 21st Century: 2019/20
Leicester City follow the signing of talented full-back James Justin with the acquisition of Spaniard Ayoze Pérez from Newcastle United on 4 July, 2019.
A familiar face
After a summer of speculation, Youri Tielemans signs on a permanent basis for the Foxes, on 8 July, 2019, following his impressive loan spell at the Club in 2018/19. The Belgium international links up with his team-mates on a pre-season training camp in Évian-les-Bains, France, upon agreeing terms.
An instant impact
Ayoze Pérez nets his first goal as a Fox in the Club's final pre-season friendly of the summer - a 2-1 victory over Serie A side Atalanta on 2 August, 2019.
Khun Top becomes Club Chairman
Before the new season, Khun Top succeeds the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as Club Chairman, vowing to lead Leicester City in the pursuit of a vision he and his father began when their Foxes journey started nearly a decade earlier.
An encouraging start
City are held to successive draws by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea in their first two Premier League outings, but secure a 2-1 success at newly-promoted Sheffield United on 24 August, 2019 - with Academy graduate Harvey Barnes netting the Goal of the Month late on.
Hitting back vs. Spurs
VAR continues to have an impact on the Premier League in its maiden season as Tottenham Hotspur are denied a second goal at King Power Stadium - before, on 21 September, 2019, Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison strikes seal a 2-1 comeback victory for the Foxes.
Wilfred Ndidi wraps up the scoring as Leicester secure a 5-0 triumph over Steve Bruce's Newcastle United at King Power Stadium a week later - the Club's biggest-ever home Premier League victory.
A record-breaking night
Ayoze Pérez and Jamie Vardy both score hat-tricks on 25 October, 2019 as the Foxes register a simply stunning 9-0 win at Southampton - the second of a Club-record eight-game winning run and the joint-largest Premier League win of all time.
Remembrance on Filbert Way
The Leicester City family comes together on 27 October, 2019 for the opening of the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden at King Power Stadium. Opened on the first anniversary of the helicopter accident that claimed the life of the Club’s beloved late Chairman and four others, the garden was designed to protect the accident site and to form a permanent tribute to the lives lost that night.
The run continues
City's sixth win in a row sees Kelechi Iheanacho's last-gasp strike book a 2-1 victory over Everton on 1 December, 2019. The drama is heightened by VAR being required to confirm the goal late into added time on Filbert Way.
Eight in a row!
A swashbuckling 4-1 triumph at Aston Villa breaks a Club record of eight successive wins in the top-flight for the Foxes, who remain second in the Premier League table on 8 December, 2019.
Back on track
Consecutive defeats by champions Manchester City and runaway leaders Liverpool are followed by two away wins in a row, firstly over West Ham United, and then Newcastle United on New Year's Day.
City's intrepid run in the Carabao Cup comes to an end at the semi-finals stage as Trézéguet's 93rd-minute effort seals a 3-2 aggregate win for Aston Villa in the West Midlands on 28 January, 2020.
Third-placed City hit back against Villa on 9 March, 2020 - after an indifferent run of form - with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes both bagging braces in a 4-0 victory over Dean Smith's men.
Following that win over Villa, football in England at all levels - and across much of the world - is suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New social distancing guidelines are introduced across the country meaning it would be another three months until Premier League football would return.
Back in action
The Premier League resumes for Leicester City on 20 June, 2020 as Ben Chilwell's stunner contributes to a 1-1 draw with Watford in the first of 10 fixtures the Club would contest behind closed doors in order to protect the safety of supporters due to COVID-19.
Behind closed doors
King Power Stadium stages its first-ever Premier League fixture with no fans in attendance as Leicester are held to a 0-0 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion on 23 June, 2020.
An FA Cup exit
The Foxes give it their all but are narrowly beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Finals five days later on Filbert Way.
The 100 Club
Jamie Vardy nets his 100th Premier League goal for the Club - joining an illustrious list of the top flight's best-ever players - in a 3-0 success over Crystal Palace on 4 July, 2020 ahead of a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.
European football secured
A damaging defeat by AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium is followed by a 2-0 win over Sheffield United on home soil on 16 July, 2020 - confirming Leicester City's qualification for the UEFA Europa League.
City's second-best Premier League season
An injury-hit squad suffer successive defeats by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United over the final weeks of the campaign, but the Foxes finish the season in fifth-place - a final placing only bettered by City's 2016 title success in the Premier League era.
The golden touch
Once all games are complete, Jamie Vardy is confirmed as the winner of the 2019/20 Premier League Golden Boot after netting 23 times for the Foxes across the season.