Leicester City is the leader of England’s Premier League, with almost half of the season played. This is quite a surprise, regarding this club’s budget and previous results. Actually, last season, Leicester was dead last, and everyone believed that relegation for the level 2 (League Championship) would be its fate at the end of the season. However, an impressive score of 7 victories over the last 9 games allowed the “Foxes” to survive in the main level of English Soccer.

Leicester’s leading is sort of a humiliation to England's biggest teams, the usual dominators of the Premier League. Manchester United is living on a semi-permanent crisis since Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013. Chelsea and Jose Mourinho troubles have been largely debated throughout the season. But for Arsenal and Manchester City, it’s quite uncomfortable to see the tiny club leading the field. It’s expected for Leicester’s star players, like Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth, to get good offers from bigger clubs in the near future.

Respectable Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City’s current manager is not known in European football. The former Italian player, Claudio Ranieri (age 640,) has been managing since 1986, and although he never got a Champion title, he obtained interesting achievements with Fiorentina in his home country, Valencia (Spain) and also at Chelsea. Ranieri is getting the most of his players’ skills. Unlike the usual play of big teams, Leicester doesn’t play on ball possession instead, Ranieri’s formations are mastering counter-attack and high pressure in order to achieve wins.

At an interview to The Guardian, Ranieri compared his team with Forrest Gump, saying that the players show incredible stamina levels and will continue to “run, run, run.” So, who knows where, or if, they can be stopped?

Leicester’s best ever score was 2nd on the distant 1928-29 season, when the level 1 of English soccer leagues was named First Division. Over the next months, fans will find out if this underdog leader will be able to beat the million pounds’ giants and get England’s for the first time in history.

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