Leicester the latest gossip

Come on Leicester City

 

Premier League: Leonardo Ulloa backed to handle Leicester pressure

Manager Nigel Pearson has backed in-form striker Leonardo Ulloa to handle the growing expectation at Leicester.

Ulloa has scored five goals so far this season, eclipsing the likes of Wayne Rooney and Alexis Sanchez.

And Pearson is confident his ú8million man - a summer signing from Brighton - can handle the spotlight.

"I've not noticed any shift; he's a quiet sort of man and a likeable guy and his outlook hasn't changed," Pearson said, ahead of Saturday's trip to Swansea.

"He certainly hasn't had any extra pressure put on him from within. My view onástrikers is goals are what they are about but the way we play, we need forward-thinking players who also understand how the team functions.

"Leo has settled in very well and has had an outstanding start in terms of goal return. His all-round play has been excellent."

Ulloa might have taken to life in the Premier League, netting against Manchester United and Arsenal, but Pearson knows his side - aiming to end a three-match winless run after a bright start - must ease the burden on theáArgentinian forward.

"There's no doubting throughout the season we will have to share theáload in terms of goalscoring," the Foxes boss added.

"It's always importantáto remember we can only be a success within the team if we function correctly.

"Strikers need opportunities and like any other player they come in and out of form. It's the same for all players; they have to play in the knowledge hard work will reignite their form."


>

Headlines for Leicester this week

        Latest Leicester Fixtures               Latest Leicester Results                 Latest Table

  • Rumours in the Press: United rekindle Garay interest


  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants Zenit defender Ezequiel Garay, while Crystal Palace could be taken over by a US billionaire.

  • Premier League: Leonardo Ulloa backed to handle Leicester pressure


  • Manager Nigel Pearson has backed in-form striker Leonardo Ulloa to handle the growing expectation at Leicester.

  • Premier League: Swansea v Leicester team news


  • Jonjo Shelvey is set to return for Swansea's Premier League home game with Leicester on Saturday evening.

  • Premier League: Nigel Pearson wants Leicester City to rediscover top form


  • Nigel Pearson has called on his Leicester City players to forget about their recent results and return to the performance levels they set when beating Manchester United.

  • PL pre-match stats: Chelsea most settled


  • We have stats ahead of every Premier League game this weekend, including details of West Ham's miserly defence and Chelsea's settled line-up.

  • PL Predictions: Chelsea & Arsenal backed


  • Mark Holmes faces Blitz Kids guitarist and Manchester United fan Jono Yates in this week's prediction challenge, with both men backing Chelsea.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Defoe could return


  • Toronto striker Jermain Defoe has refused to rule out a return to England in January, while Harry Kane has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Merson tips top three for weekend wins


  • Paul Merson has predicted wins for Man City, Liverpool, Southampton, Swansea, Everton, Chelsea and QPR in the Premier League this weekend.

  • Rumours in the Press: Game over for Super Mario


  • Mario Balotelli could be sold by Liverpool, while Arjen Robben, Paul Pogba and Gonzalo Higuain have ruled out moves to the Premier League.

    Add Your Comments on the Story