Everyone loves an underdog’s story, heck ‘Disney’ makes millions of dollars by making movies of underdogs especially in sports. The points that follow reflect a love story between football viewers all over the world and the mindbogglingly brilliant ‘Leicester City’.
Bottom last season, top this season
Under Nigel Pearson, Leicester city were fighting for their ‘Premier League’ lives last season. He brought ‘Leicester‘ up from the lower leagues and helped them in staying up. After that though, ‘Leicester‘ decided to appoint ex-Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri to take them forward. Since then Leicester have been almost unstoppable.
Jamie Vardy’s Renaissance
Vardy has been the answer to Roy Hodgson’s and England’s prayers. He has been relentless and fierce in every match that he has played in. No one would’ve thought that this guy could be the top scorer (with 19 goals) in the ‘Premier League’ three years back when he was playing in the ‘third tier of English football.
Defeated the champions and runners up of 2014/15 season
‘Chelsea’ are having a horrendous season at the moment. Still, they were champions for a reason and Leicester brushed them aside. Manchester City were destroyed 3-0 at home a fewweeks back! If this doesn’t show intent than I don’t know what does.
Number of Losses = 3
The real reason that everyone fell in love with Leicester has been their willingness to fight back and in many situations. That is why their number of draws is 8 and their number of losses is 2.
Like Father like Son
Peter Schmeichel was one of the finest GK’s in Premier League’s history winning it 5 times with Manchester United. Now his son Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester’s goal keeper is following the footsteps of his father and can make history by winning it with Leicester City.
Leicester can be the first club to win the Premier League title that have no experience of winning the top division title before.
Riyad Mahrez who cost the Foxes £400,000 is now ranked in the top 50 most valuable players in Europe, due to his scintillating form and his incredible stats of; 14 goals and 10 assists this season.