Two goals from Leicester City’s star striker Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes a crucial 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday night. The win meant that Leicester City will go 7 points above current runners-up Spurs with 5 games to go for both sides. The question is, can Leicester City actually shock everyone by winning the league?
Leicester City just need 9 points from a maximum 15 points over the next 5 games to win the title but their remaining fixtures remain really tricky as they have to take on in-form West Ham, Swansea City, and Everton at home plus pressuring trips against Manchester United and Chelsea. However, Leicester are now on a 5-game win streak without considering a goal which will give them massive confidence over the remaining games. If the star players Vardy, Mahrez, Kante, and others keep their form then Leicester might actually win their first ever miraculous Premier League trophy.
Chasing behind Leicester are Tottenham Hotspurs who managed to close the difference gap between them and Leicester to 7 points after a 3-0 thumping victory over Manchester United on Saturday night too. Although they are a little bit behind the leaders, Spurs actually have the opportunity to win all of their remaining 5 games as they play off-form teams like Stoke, West Brom, and Newcastle. Spurs will probably win against Southampton at home which means that the only tough fixture they will face is against Chelsea away. Spurs will have to keep on pressuring Leicester by winning the games and hope that Leicester will screw up in the remaining results.
Whatever the results maybe, this season has proven all of us the power of the underdogs. No one would have thought that the team which was under brink of relegation last year (Leicester) or the team the struggle that struggled to enter Top 4 over the past 5 years (Tottenham) would become serious title challengers ahead of big clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester Unite, and Manchester City. This has to be one of the most dramatic, emotional, and phenomenal even in football history.
I personally think that Leicester can win the title this season, considering all the phenomenal results they’ve had over the months, Tottenham will close the gap but I just don’t think there’s enough time for them to overtake the top. What your opinion though? Do you think Leicester can create a miracle or do you think Spurs will create a dramatic comeback? Leave your predictions in the comments section below!