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.
^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.