Leicester City’s return to the Premier League also says former Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky get back into the top flight once again. The 33-year-old is well-known for his Premier League days with the likes of West Ham, Fulham, and most recently Liverpool. However, he has been with Leicester for the last few years hoping for a day in the sunshine once again. This has come in the best possible manner after Leicester were promoted to the Premier League with a record points tally. As part of the pre-season preparations, Leicester have been involved in a friendly matches in the Far East.
They will be taking on Everton in a friendly match. Ahead of the encounter, Konchesky has said that he is very much looking forward to facing the Merseyside outfit, who will be one of their opponents in the coming campaign. Incidentally, Everton will be their first Premier league opponents, as Leicester prepared to host them in the first league match of the season. Roberto Martinez’ men will be providing a stern challenge on their return to the Premier league after they have strengthened the squad substantially in the summer. Romelu Lukaku has been brought from Chelsea on a permanent basis along with Gareth Barry.
Nigel Pearson’s team has also been active in the transfer window, but it seems that Konchesky will continue as the left back. “Hopefully, we will hit the ground running. With what the manager has added to last season’s squad, I think we have a great chance. We want to survive but our aim will be to push on beyond just finishing 17th. We are capable of it but first we have to stay in the league,” said the defender. Leicester have a couple of friendlies before they return to face Everton in the Premier League. This will be followed by a visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.