WHO’LL FINISH SECOND TO THE FOXES?
PLENTY of teams have collapsed with the Premier League in their grasp.
Midway through the 2007-08 season, Watford sat 12 points clear at the summit of the Championship, seemingly set for an instant return to the top flight.
Then came a wobble, then a stumble, then the whole thing came crashing down. One win from their final 13 games saw the Hornets limp into sixth, a 6-1 defeat to Hull in the play-offs grimly inevitable.
It is entirely possible that Leicester could suffer a similar fate. But with nine wins in a row over what is usu- ally the make-or-break part of a season, there is absolutely nothing to suggest they will.
Though far from watertight at the back, the Foxes are easily the division’s quickest side on the counterattack. Though plenty of sides have made life difficult for Nigel Pearson’s men, nobody has stood toeto-toe and outscored them. That is the hallmark of champions.
Barring a devastating injury crisis – especially to lethal strike duo David Nugent and Jamie Vardy – the rest of the division is probably playing for second place.
LETHAL: David Nugent
DUO: Jamie Vardy