Today, Leicester City FC stands on the edge of glory. Just 3 points stands between them and a first top-flight league title in their entire 132 year history. Moreover, it represents a first league title won by a club outside the Big 4 (Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City) since Blackburn did it in 1995.
Just in case you’re not updated, here’s how the previous 23 premier league seasons have gone.
|1||Manchester United||13||1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13|
|2||Chelsea||4||2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2014-15|
|3||Arsenal||3||1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04|
|4||Manchester City||2||2011-12, 2013-14|
An amazing season coming to a close…
2015-16 has surely been an amazing season. We saw the rise of a couple of unlikely teams like Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. And yet we saw some of the same things – Aston Villa imploding on themselves and finally dropping dead.
Who here can really say they could predict the outcome of this season? Even until December, many were predicting Leicester would fall off the top when they faced injuries or the tougher teams in the league. But now, as we are approaching the end of the season, that doesn’t seem to have happened. Instead, Leicester has maintained a pretty amazing record of 22 wins, 10 draws and only 3 losses. Only Arsenal twice and Liverpool have managed to beat them.
And the real players of the season
It probably doesn’t matter whoever eventually wins the player of the season. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez deserve all the plaudits coming and if the rumours are true, we will probably see at least one of them playing in the big leagues next season.
Tonight’s game will be a big one
Today, Leicester will travel to the Theatre of Dreams to hopefully make their title dreams come true. Vardy will not be playing tonight after receiving an additional match ban but I’m pretty sure they will be up for it.
Manchester United will attempt to provide some test for the soon-to-be-crowned Champions of England. As a United fan, it’s hard to say this but I do hope Leicester wins the title. The English teams need a big wake up call. Their performances in Europe have been lacking and that is exactly why they will be facing a constant battle with the Italian Serie A for the 4th Champions League spot.
But no matter what, let’s cheer for Leicester – the true underdogs this year. They’ve proven to everyone that you don’t need to spend millions to win. You just need to believe.