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The Foxes took top honours in the Championship to earn the right to Premier League football. Do Nigel Pearson's boys have what it takes to stay afloat in the BPL?

The Foxes Are Comin'
The Foxes Are Comin'
Matthew Lewis

Nigel Pearson has been at the helm at King Power Stadium since 2011 and has the Foxes back in the top flight for the first time since 2003-04 when they were relegated along with Wolverhampton and Leeds United.

Although it has been a decade since the Foxes were in the Premier League, the Foxes are no strangers to top flight football. In their history, Leicester have only spent one season outside of the top two tiers of English Football.

Leicester are captained by Jamaican International Wes Morgan, who moved to Leicester in 2012 from rival club Nottingham Forrest.

The Foxes are backstopped by Danish goalkeeping heir Kaspar Schmeichel. Thus far, the 27-year-old Dane has seen limited action for his country, but has plenty of experience in English Football, having previous spells at Manchester City, Leeds, and Coventry City. Schmeichel is the son of former Denmark and Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel.

Schmeichel enjoyed an impressive campaign in 2013-14 and will be looking to continue his ascent in the Premiership.

Up top Leicester will try to play through David Nugent, a seasoned goal scorer in the Championship. Nugent enjoyed a 20-goal campaign with the Foxes last season and hopes that his nose for the net will translate well in the BPL.

Liam Moore is perhaps Leicester's brightest star. The 21-year-old fullback has seen his play improve every year and could be a contender for the Three Lions come Euro 2016, having already featured for the Three Lions' U-21 side.

The most familiar face at King Power Stadium is undoubtedly that of Matthew Upson. The former Arsenal man has a World Cup goal to his name and was brought in to Leicester to provide some Premier League experience to a squad that boasts very little.

Despite their lack of Premier League experience, Leicester's owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has made an oath that he is willing to spend tons of money to establish the Foxes as a Premier League regular.

Like any newly promoted side, the objective for Leicester City will be to stay up in the BPL. Last season saw two of the three newly promoted sides stay afloat, the Foxes will be keen on continuing that trend.

Quick Facts:

Founded: 1884

Home: King Power Stadium

2013/14 Finish: 1st (Championship)