Having spent last Christmas at the bottom of the table and having avoided relegation, the 2015/16 season didnt look fantastically great. Claudio Ranieri took over in the summer much to the puzzlement of many fans. Having been sacked by Greece following a poor qualifying campaign, taking over Leicester City was the last place you would have expected the former Chelsea manager, but that is where he ended up. A stroke of genius it would seem as we enter the Christmas fixtures programme.
With a game against Liverpool on Boxing Day and Manchester City a few days later, Leicester have only lost against Arsenal out of the big guns. They have taken a point against Man Utd and Spurs and have beaten Chelsea. A quite impressive record.
Leicester City fans will also be feeling quite chirpy as they have almost secured their stay in the Premier League. Ranieri’s target was 40 points, well that’s almost done. They have equalled the total of wins for the whole of last season and are within nine points of last seasons final total. Last season they bagged a total of 46 goals and conceded 55. This season after 17 games they have bagged 37 and conceded 24. With Jamie Vardy on fire at the moment, unless he has an injury or goes on a barren run, Leicester are looking very good and most certain to have their best Premier League finish as well as their best top flight finish since the 1960’s.
Whilst even the most passionate Foxes fan could only dream of seeing their team lift the title, whatever happens this season, they will be very pleased with how the club bounced back.