Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has recently shown his support for table topping Leicester City, as they bid to clinch the Premier League title over the coming weeks in what would be the biggest surprise in English football history. The Scot even drew comparisons between Claudio Ranieri’s men and his former side who dominated the English game for over a decade. Ferguson believes the character and unity shown by Leicester so far during the campaign will enable them to hold on for an historic achievement.
Many of you may be reading this thinking please not yet another Leicester City to win the Premier League article. However, some are seemingly forgetting that this is the same side who were on the brink of relegation last season, and whom everyone has been expecting to slip up at various stages throughout the season. However, with a five point lead at the top of the Premier League, the realisation that they could actually achieve the remarkable is finally dawning on football supporters around the globe.
With a home fixture against seventh placed Southampton upcoming for Leicester, this weekend could even see them stretch their lead at the top. Could it be the upset of the season? Southampton are 5/2 with Coral to claim a crucial victory on Sunday. However, with nearest rivals Tottenham facing a difficult away trip to take on Liverpool, Leicester supporters will certainly be confident of a victory, before switching their attention to Anfield on Sunday praying for some help from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Fresh of the back of two goals for England during the international break, Jamie Vardy will be brimming with confidence heading into the latter stages of the season. The former non league striker who has completed an incredible rise through the footballing ranks is 5/1 on with Coral to open the scoring at the King Power Stadium this Sunday.
Having endured a difficult period in his first spell in English football with Chelsea over a decade ago, Claudio Ranieri has seemingly found his perfect match with the Midlands side. Eyebrows were made when the Italian, known as the tinker man, was appointed, however his relaxed style, coupled with a team containing fantastic team spirit, have led the club to the brink of unprecedented glory. The likes of Danny Drinkwater and Frenchman N’Golo Kante who have recently earned first caps for their international sides, are further testament to the work being done at the club this year, and with Champions League football for next season all but confirmed, Leicester City are certainly a name that will be on the lips of many next season.