Development Squad Place Second In PL2 As Games Programme Concludes

Leicester City’s Development Squad have finished second in Premier League 2 Division 1 following the conclusion of the academy games programme via a points per game system.
Development Squad

- Leicester City’s Development Squad finish second in Premier League 2 Division 1
- The Club’s Academy side placed fifth in the U18 Premier League South table
- Both divisions were decided on a points per game system

The Club’s Development Squad and Under-18s outfits saw the 2019/20 season curtailed in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and both sides have now had their final position confirmed.

The Development Squad’s brilliant campaign featured a run of eight-straight victories across all competitions across October, November and December, including wins at Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Their last outing, on Monday 2 March, resulted in a 3-1 triumph at Southampton and confirmed their second-place finish behind champions Chelsea.

Premier League 2 Division 1 table:

Position Club Played Previous Points Total Overall Points Total
1 Chelsea 18 38 46.4
2 Leicester City 18 35 42.8
3 Brighton 18 31 37.9
4 Liverpool 17 26 33.6
5 Derby County 18 27 33
6 Arsenal 18 25 30.6
7 Blackburn 17 21 27.2
8 Everton 18 22 26.9
9 Manchester City 18 21 25.7
10 Tottenham 18 21 25.7
11 Southampton 18 15 18.3
12 Wolves 18 11 13.4

 

The Club’s Under-18s side, meanwhile will place fifth in the U18 Premier League South table based on the same points per game method. 

The young Foxes enjoyed a fine month of February, beating Brighton & Hove Albion, Arsenal and Swansea City – scoring 13 goals in three games – before the final fixture they contested in 2019/20 ended in a narrow 3-2 defeat at West Ham United.

U18 Premier League South table:

Position Club Played Previous Points Total Overall Points Total
1 Fulham 17 40 51.8
2 Chelsea 16 36 49.5
3 West Ham 17 37 47.9
4 Tottenham 17 26 33.6
5 Leicester City 18 27 33
6 Brighton 17 24 31.1
7 Aston Villa 17 22 28.5
8 Arsenal 16 17 23.4
9 Southampton 18 19 23.2
10 Reading 16 15 20.6
11 Norwich City 16 11 15.1
12 Swansea City 15 5 7.3

 

Next season will see some changes to the structure of PL2 Division 1 and 2. Three new Category 1 academies – Burnley, Crystal Palace and Leeds United – will enter Division 2 for the next season, meaning Division 1 will comprise 13 teams and Division 2 will comprise 14 teams.

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