My best Leicester City XI - Callum Boyle
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: A general view of the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club on March 23, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

In a brand new series brought to you by the Leicester City office here at VAVEL, each of our writers have compiled a list of their best eleven players they have seen play for the Foxes in their time as a Leicester fan.

The catch however is that each writer could only pick three players from the same season to make it that little more challenging.

Our first instalment in the series sees Callum Boyle reveal his best Leicester City starting eleven.

Goalkeeper - Kasper Schmeichel (2016-17 season)

Foxes legend, the Denmark international has been nothing short of heroic since his arrival from Leeds United in 2011 but the 16-17 season was a particular highlight.

Schmeichel was instrumental in Leicester's run to the Champions League Quarter-Finals, including the Round of 16 tie against Spanish outfit Sevilla where he saved a penalty in each leg to help his side progress to the last eight of Europe's elite competition. 

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Right back - Ricardo Pereira (2018-19 season)

The pacy Portuguese defender has won the hearts of Leicester fans since his arrival in 2018 and has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the league.

A stellar debut season in Leicester colours last year saw him earn the Player's Player of the Season and Player of the Season awards respectively and the 26-year-old continues to consistently improve.

Centre back - Wes Morgan (2014-15 season)

The Foxes captain has been a wonderful asset to the side over the years but seriously proved his ability in the 'Great Escape' season.

Many doubted whether Morgan could step up from the SkyBet Championship but he proved them wrong and his stern defensive performances, as well as the odd goal, helped steer Nigel Pearson's Leicester to survival.

Centre back - Robert Huth (2014-15 season)

When the big German arrived at the King Power Stadium many thought Leicester were already doomed for relegation however Huth was pivotal in helping Leicester defy the odds.

Huth and Morgan formed a formidable partnership together at the back to help steer Leicester away from the relegation zone and climb up the table with last-ditch blocks, headed clearances away and much-needed leadership at the back.

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Left back - Bruno Berner (2009-10 season)

A surprising choice given the selection of left-backs Leicester have had in recent times but the Swiss was excellent in his stint at Leicester.

The 2009-10 season saw him help the Foxes reach the play-offs and also included a thunderous strike in a 3-0 win over Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest and he remained consistent throughout the campaign.

Left midfield - Lloyd Dyer (2013-14 season)

Dyer was excellent in his six years as a Leicester player and will be remembered for his frightening speed but his final season at Leicester was one of his most memorable.

It was Dyer who scored the goal to confirm Leicester would return to the Premier league as champions after his goal at Bolton Wanderers would secure the title, ending his Leicester career in perfect style.

Centre midfield - Esteban Cambiasso (2014-15 season)

Eyebrows were certainly raised when the former Inter Milan and Argentina international arrived in the East Midlands but his one year spell at Leicester was truly magical.

Scoring on his home debut in the famous 5-3 win against Manchester United, Cambiasso captured the hearts of Leicester fans around the world with his scintillating displays and whilst he chose to leave at the end of that season, will be remembered as a Leicester icon.

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Centre midfield - N'Golo Kante (2015-16 season)

Like Cambiasso, Kante was only at Leicester for one season but coincidentally that season turned out to be the best in Leicester's history.

The tiny Frenchman was almost like having an extra man on the pitch at times. His work ethic and ball retention skills were nothing short of remarkable and without doubt is one of the best players Leicester have had in their history.

Right midfield - Riyad Mahrez (2015-16 season)

Probably one of - if not - the most technically gifted players to ever wear a Leicester shirt, Riyad Mahrez was truly a joy to watch.

The title winning season saw him toy around with his opposition defenders, score marvellous individual goals, whilst also providing the tricks and skills to dazzle the fans week in week out.

His goal against Manchester City in the 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium was the moment for many Leicester fans that they first began to properly dream of a maiden Premier League crown.

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Striker - Matty Fryatt (2008-09 season)

You won't find many strikers who score 20 league goals before Christmas but that is exactly what Fryatt did in my first full season of watching the Foxes.

His partnership with Steve Howard was devastating for League One and he had a real striker's edge to his game. Every time he went through on goal that season, he would score.

Striker - Jamie Vardy (2015-16 season)

Last but most certainly not least, it is impossible to leave Leicester's golden boy out.

His story is one everyone knows and is quite frankly still hard to believe. The title winning season saw him score 24 goals and also break a Premier League record by scoring in 11 consecutive matches and cement his extraordinary rise from a non-league nobody to a certified Leicester City legend. 

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