The Foxes could not capitalise on Chelsea’s loss as they suffered a disappointing home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the Premier League
It’s deja vu for Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi as Leicester City missed out on a top-four place again on the last day of the season following a 4-2 loss to Tottenham at the King Power stadium.
Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi both played for the full 90 minutes but could do little to prevent Leicester from a damaging defeat.
The Foxes were also in a similar situation last season but lost to Manchester United to end the season in fifth place.
Brendan Rodgers men had been in the top four all season, but some disappointing results at the business end of the season allowed their rivals to close the gap on them.
They went into Sunday’s clash outside the top four but knew they could still fight their way back should results go their way.
It looked good for Leicester as they took the lead through a Jamie Vardy spot-kick in the 18th minute. The goal put Rodgers men back into the top four as Chelsea were playing a goalless draw at Villa Park.
However, Harry Kane equalised four minutes from the break to send Leicester back to fifth. But news came through that Chelsea were behind against Villa, meaning Leicester only needed to win to finish in the top four.
It looked like they got the memo as Vardy put them ahead once again from the penalty spot seven minutes after the break.
It got better for them as Chelsea went two goals behind at Villa Park. But soon after, Leicester capitulated as Spurs scored three times in the last 15 minutes through a Kasper Schmeichel own goal and Gareth Bale brace to send the Foxes out of the top four.
Although they can take consolation from the FA Cup they won last weekend, it’s a disappointing end to the season for them, given they were well on course for Champions League football.