After everything that has taken place down at the King Power Stadium throughout the 2015/16 campaign thus far, perhaps it’s fair to say that the Beautiful Game isn’t quite as predictable and as suspiciously predetermined as initial appearances may first allude to.
Put in no uncertain terms whatsoever, Claudio Ranieri and his increasingly surprising Leicester City outfit have simply served to impress from the very first day of the season – and whilst few ever foresaw such a turnaround in fortunes among the English top-flight this term – this team could seriously go on to win the Premier League title after this weekend’s triumph over Manchester City.
So then, in light of Claudio Ranieri’s incredibly successful return among the English game this season – are the Foxes really on the verge of achieving the seemingly impossible in 2015/16?
It may have seemed like a somewhat ridiculous prediction before the current league campaign first got underway, but as Leicester City somehow remain firmly placed at the very top of the Premier League table, many are now starting to cast their previous presumptions aside…
I look forward to trying to explain to my non-soccer friends why Leicester winning the title is the greatest story in sports history.
— El Colorao (@davisjsn) February 6, 2016
Never thought I'd be a Leicester City 'fan' in my life but their title challenge is absolutely brilliant. I so hope they do it.
— Mark Coburn (@indycyclist) February 6, 2016
…even if some non-Foxes fans are not exactly made up over Leicester City’s recent run of form…
Leicester are actually winning the Premier League title before Liverpool……….
— LiverpoolFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) February 6, 2016
However, now that we all seem to be jumping on the Foxes title-winning band-wagon – after admittedly rejecting early claims that Leicester would ever finish anywhere near the top-four – perhaps the dynamic will suddenly change down at the King Power Stadium. This weekend’s victory over Manchester City was a pretty convincing one after all…
This result means Leicester have to deal with the pressure of being title favourites. Before they had nothing to lose
— Tevin. (@rwastah) February 6, 2016
…and on the back of his goal-scoring heroics last time out at the Etihad, a former Chelsea ‘reject’ among Ranieri’s ambitious outfit has certainly been singled out for praise of late…
Robert Huth's game by numbers vs. Man City:
100% aerial duels won (4/4)
100% tackles won (3/3)
2 goals pic.twitter.com/7OhbD7BphL
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 6, 2016
The current main man down in the King Power dug-out will also likely receive his fair share of accolades comes the end of the 2015/16 campaign as well…
— Reyza Hamizan (@ReyzaHamizan) February 6, 2016
…even if Claudio Ranieri wasn’t always revered among potential title winning clubs in the past…
Ranieri brought in Robben and Drogba, not Mourinho. Ranieri was unfairly fired before those deals were finalized.
— Daniel (@DanielSmith1022) February 6, 2016
Fate could nonetheless end up turning completely full circle for Ranieri and his current Foxes however…
Long way to go but Ranieri being presented with @premierleague trophy at the Bridge on May 15 would be 1 of greatest fairy-tales in football
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) February 6, 2016
…with many non-Leicester fans suddenly establishing a newfound connection with the current league leaders…
Imagine supporting any team other than Arsenal & Man City and not wanting to Leicester to win the league.
— Ali (@NotAliGrey) February 6, 2016
The 2015/16 Premier League title race therefore remains somewhat captivating to say the very least!
— Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) February 6, 2016