Can Leicester City hold on to the Premier League Title?

As of now, in this crazy 2015-2016 season, Leicester City is on top of the Premier League with 66 points. They are 5 points ahead of Tottenham (2nd place) with seven games remaining. One of these two teams will win the league because the third place team, Arsenal, is 11 points behind Leicester and 6 behind Tottenham. Ultimately, the next seven games will decide who raises the trophy. In my opinion, Leicester City should be able to walk away with the title. For those of you that don’t follow soccer, this season could go down in history. First off Leicester was just promoted from a lower division. This is like the Providence Bruins becoming apart of the NHL and then winning the Stanley Cup. None of the sports annalists could have predicted this. Hopefully they will not crack under the pressure and hold on to first place.

Lets look at Leicester City’s schedule for the next seven games. They only play a top five team once, that being West Ham, but there are a couple teams that will put up a fight. First is Sunderland, because they sit in 18th place and as of now, are being relegated. Sunderland needs as many wins as possible or they will be going down. Expect them to play better/harder than their current position. Second, Man United will be fighting for a spot to compete in Europe next year. That will be a tough feat, but if Vardy and Marhez keep playing the way they have been all season, Leicester should be able to win against Man U and their struggling defense. Other than those two games, the only other team they play that should be a threat, is Chelsea. With the way their season is going, it should be an easy win. The other four games should be wins as well, but that is easier said than done, and we will have to wait and see. The only threat to this team will be Tottenham. Too bad these two teams do not square off against each other, but they both play Man U and Chelsea. Those two games (Tottenham schedule/Leicester schedule)  will be must wins for Tottenham and Leicester. Whoever gets more points from those two games will win the league.

Honestly, it is all in the hands of Leicester to control their future. It comes down to if they can stay composed throughout these next seven matches or if they will crack under the pressure. This will be one of the better Premier League title races, because for the first time in a long time, the underdog may win. Hopefully Vardy will lead Leicester to the title because it would be awesome for a small club to win for once. Also, if Tottenham wins it would be the end of the world for a Chelsea fan (me) because they despise them. All my friends would heckle me for months if Tottenham won and it just wouldn’t be fun, so….. Let’s go Leicester!! Don’t mess this up!!

 

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