//Puel pays for poor run of Foxes form

Puel pays for poor run of Foxes form

It has been a tough spell for Leicester City and the club has decided that they need a new direction with a dismal run of form culminating in a 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, below the Foxes in the Premier League table.

Pressure had been mounting on Leicester manager Claude Puel and the Frenchman found it increasingly more difficult to defend his position, considering his team’s current miserable run.

The news broke on Sunday that Leicester had taken the decision to sack Puel in the wake of the Palace defeat, with the club now hoping for a fresh start with a new man at the helm.

Leicester last won a game in the Premier League on New Year’s Day when they secured a 1-0 victory over Everton but, since then, it has been something of a horror show for the East Midlands outfit.

Just one point has been earned out of a possible 23, with six defeats and a draw since their win over the Toffees.

Despite the doom and gloom at the moment, Tuesday’s fixture against Brighton at the King Power Stadium does at least provide a good chance for Leicester to get back to winning ways, with the Foxes at 10/11 to get the three points.

Leicester secured 2-0 victories both home and away against Brighton last season, which should give them some kind of confidence going into this one.

Added to the head-to-head confidence is Brighton’s poor form away from home, with the south coast side winning just one of their last eight Premier League games on the road.

Chris Hughton’s team suffered a 4-2 defeat to strugglers Fulham in their last away game in the Premier League and it will take something out of the ordinary for them to get a result at Leicester.

These teams did play out a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium earlier this season but the home advantage for Leicester on Tuesday night could be enough to get their campaign back on track.

It is unlikely that a permanent manager will be in the dugout with the Foxes having confirmed that coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler will be in charge of the first team until a new man has been appointed.