A superb start to the season saw Leicester City begin October on top of the league just four months after the appointment of Peter Taylor as Martin O'Neill's successor - they had not occupied top place since 1963. Two weeks later, they surrendered their lead to Manchester United but were still in the top four by Christmas.
A shock defeat at the hands of Division Two underdogs Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup quarter-final midway through March had a negative effect on the Foxes, who endured 9 defeats and attained one win from their final 10 games. This slump dragged them down to 13th place - their lowest finish since winning promotion to the Premiership back in 1996. Several high-profile end-of-season signings - including that of Chelsea legend Dennis Wise - gave fans hope that Leicester could regain their form and rejoin the challenge for honours in 2001-02.
November saw the announcement of plans to relocate to a new 32,000-seat stadium at a site adjacent to Filbert Street, with a targeted completion for the start of the 2003-04 season. Later in the season, it was announced that Leicester would only have to spend one more season at Filbert Street before they could move into their new home.
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored 1Since Liverpool qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Ipswich Town, and as Liverpool also won the League Cup that place went to Chelsea. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
^Sinclair was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1997.
^Izzet was born in Tower Hamlets, England, but also qualified to represent Turkey internationally through his father and made his international debut for Turkey in 2000.
^Campbell was born in Corby, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his parents and has represented them at U-21 level.
^Elliott was born in Wandsworth, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandmother and made his international debut for Scotland in 1997.
^Benjamin was born in Kettering, England, and would make his international debut for the U-21 side in May 2001, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in November 2002.
^Akinbiyi was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Nigeria internationally through his parents and made his international debut for Nigeria in 1999.