Leicester: After making the ‘Great Escape’ in their comeback season last year, when they registered seven wins in final nine games to escape relegation and finished 14th in the standings, Leicester City are leading the pack in the ongoing English Premier League. And with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool at home in the midweek fixture on Tuesday, they have hit the 50-point mark in the standings after managing 41 last season.
Leicester now have a 3-point lead over second-placed Manchester City as they registered their 14th win of the season in 24 matches. They managed to win just 11 matches in the entire season last time round. There is no denying that they are a real contender for the title now, as they have so far led the standings 11 times.
With 14 rounds to go, it will also be safe to say that Champions League slot (top-four finish) is secured for the Foxes. In the last ten seasons, the average points required to finish in the top four is 71, Manchester United finished fourth last season with 70, and with 50 already on board Leicester need approximately 21 more – a point less than what they achieved last season to survive the relegation.