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Showdown at Liverpool will gauge Leicester’s title credentials | Paul Wilson

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A repeat of their remarkable 2015-16 Premier League triumph would not be at 5,000-1 but Leicester have credentials and a chance to enhance them significantly at Liverpool next Sunday

Leicester’s title triumph of 2015‑16, the one that had bookmakers begging punters with 5,000-1 betting slips to cash out early, is still being used as proof that anything can happen in the Premier League.

If a ragbag of players who were nearly relegated the previous season can win the league, guided by a charming but perennially underachieving manager whose appointment had been greeted with scepticism by chief Leicester cheerleader Gary Lineker, then it simply cannot be true that the English top flight is skewed massively towards the money clubs in the Champions League elite or that the majority of teams in the division have no realistic ambition beyond mere survival.

Continue reading…A repeat of their remarkable 2015-16 Premier League triumph would not be at 5,000-1 but Leicester have credentials and a chance to enhance them significantly at Liverpool next SundayLeicester’s title triumph of 2015‑16, the one that had bookmakers begging punters with 5,000-1 betting slips to cash out early, is still being used as proof that anything can happen in the Premier League.If a ragbag of players who were nearly relegated the previous season can win the league, guided by a charming but perennially underachieving manager whose appointment had been greeted with scepticism by chief Leicester cheerleader Gary Lineker, then it simply cannot be true that the English top flight is skewed massively towards the money clubs in the Champions League elite or that the majority of teams in the division have no realistic ambition beyond mere survival. Continue reading…