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Is the demise of Leicester City just waiting around the corner?

Let’s face it – the 2015/16 campaign has so far been a rather incredible one for those down at the King Power Stadium this year. Put in no uncertain terms whatsoever, Leicester City have easily been the standout team so far this season, currently residing right at the very top of the Premier League table whilst the rest of their apparently superior opposition sit and watch on.

 

From the near record-breaking Jamie Vardy grabbing all the back-page headlines for his consistent exploits in front of goal, to the increasingly impressive Riyad Mahrez being linked with moves to Manchester United and Arsenal this January – the Foxes have so far taken the league by storm to say the very least.

 

However, whilst the good times certainly seem to be rolling among the King Power faithful right about now, this is the Premier League remember – where no fixture can be considered an easy one. To the rest of the English footballing community in general, Leicester’s reign seemingly won’t last long…

 

So then, will the Foxes continue to impress throughout the 2015/16 campaign, or is an expected downfall simply waiting just around the corner for Claudio Ranieri and his plucky Leicester City outfit?

 

Well, although some football fans out there are quite understandably getting somewhat carried away with the situation…

 

 

…others remain equally sceptical…

 

 

Yet whilst the English footballing community is by no means in agreement over the upcoming fate of Leicester City this term, most of us would likely lean on the side of tradition, and expect the determined under-dogs to fall sooner rather than later…

 

 

When you look at the Foxes’ fixture list so far this season, Claudio Ranieri’s team have rather conveniently only come up against one of the Premier League’s elite clubs – Arsenal. It was a game in which the home side were clearly humbled in a 2-5 score-line, throwing Leicester’s so-called quality well and truly into doubt. The likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are yet to try their hand against the Foxes this season, so we are ultimately yet to see just how good this team really is.

 

Can Robert Huth and Wes Morgan maintain their strength at the back against tougher opposition, will the Premier League’s most experienced managers finally decide to combat Leicester’s rather obvious counter-attacking style, and is it only a matter of time before the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez finally fall down from cloud 9 as the rest of the season plays out in timely fashion? We shall have to wait and see…

 

 

Granted, there is an admirable amount of team spirit and togetherness clearly going on at the King Power Stadium in 2015/16 – and for that, Claudio Raneiri deserves credit, especially considering where the club were this time last year under Nigel Pearson. But as Jamie Vardy simply isn’t anywhere near as good as Ruud van Nistelrooy in the cold light of day, the current picture surrounding Leicester City simply fails to tell the whole story.  

 

Therefore, although everything seems pretty rosy for Leicester in the Premier League these days – now is no time for the Foxes faithful to lose perspective, despite the justified sense of positivity clearly engulfing their club at the moment… 

 

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