Are Leicester real title contenders?
Leicester are having an incredible start to the season and are currently in second, 8 points behind Liverpool. They have been excellent since Brendan Rodgers took over in March and look like they are almost guaranteed to finish in the top four. They are actually three points better off after 16 matches than they were in their title-winning season and have been tremendous and they have won eight matches in a row, which a club record. Jamie Vardy has also scored in all eight of those matches and is now only four matches away from breaking his own record. He also sits top of the scoring charts with 16 goals which is the third-best in the top 5 European leagues.
In previous season Leicester would be closer to the top but with Liverpool winning all of their games except one which they drew, it is hard to keep up with that kind of form. Rodgers will be hoping that Liverpool will have a dip in form but at this rate, it doesn’t look like it. He just needs to make sure that his team keeps performing in the way that they are and if Liverpool does lose a couple of matches that his team will be close enough to catch up.
Leicester won 1-4 on the weekend against Villa, which means they are six points ahead of third-placed Manchester City now, which is a big achievement for them. Rodgers has made this team one of the most feared in the league. They have the best defense at the moment having only conceded 10 goals and have the third-best attacking with 39 goals only behind Liverpool and Manchester City.
Leicester look like a better side than they did four years ago when they won the title and are still improving. Their next game is against Norwich, which is then followed by a trip to Manchester to face City and then they host Liverpool on boxing day. If they can come out with seven points from those three matches then they should really be considered title contenders again.