A 2-0 defeat left Leicester just one point above the relegation zone after failing to score in more than 10 hours of Premier League football.
The club’s owners recently gave Claudio Ranieri a vote of confidence but, after seeing almost the same side that lifted the title in May lose again, that confidence can no longer be held in his players, reports BBC.
“It is difficult when you achieve something so good you want to give them one chance, two chances, three chances. Maybe now, it is too much,” complained Mr. Ranieri.
He added that it is something that must be changed because if it is left as it is, it will not be possible for the team to continue with its plans.
This year, Leicester have found themselves in startling decline, though it had confounded the odds of winning a remarkable Premier League title in the last season.
Leicester is the only team without a league goal in the 2017 top four English divisions. After the defeat to Swansea, Leicester became the first reigning champion to lose five consecutive matches since Chelsea in the year 1956.
The team’s declined is embodied by Jamie Vardy (striker) and Riyad Mahrez (midfielder) both of whom are considered to be shadows of the players who contributed a lot to the success of the club’s tittle.
Vardy had scored a total of 24 goals in the last season, though he has just five so far this campaign. In the other hand, Mahrez scored 17 goals. Apart from that he made 10 assists as compared to three goals and three assists in this year.
Ranieri believes that his team is still capable of transforming their fortune, and for that reason, he has stuck with most of his players who starred for Leicester in the last season.
“Every time I speak to the players and the players speak to me, we are always confident we can change the situation,” said Ranieri, a 65- years old Italian man.
Ranieri also cautioned that they must find the solution as soon as possible for the few matches which are scheduled ahead of them. Some of those matches are for the FA Cup and the other one for the Champions League. Ranieri advised the players to focus their minds in the Premier League.