This season Leicester emerged as early challengers for the Premier League title. However, it seems that Brendan Rodgers team have been unable to sustain their early-season form in the top-flight.
Fallen behind Liverpool
With Liverpool streaking away with the Premier League title, the Foxes are now a mammoth 16 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s team. It was always going to be difficult for the Foxes to keep pace with the Merseysider’s, as they have simply been formidable. Even reigning champions Manchester City have struggled to keep up with the league leaders.
Liverpool have simply been in a league of their own when it comes to recording victories this season. In fact, the Reds have failed to win just one of their 21 Premier League games this season.
Inconsistent spell inevitable
Leicester have been outstanding for much of the campaign. However, like most teams, an inconsistent spell is inevitable at some point of the campaign. The Foxes are currently experiencing their inconsistent spell.
A 2-1 home defeat at the weekend means that the Foxes have now lost three of their last five league matches. Granted two of those defeats were against champions-elect Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester City, while the defeat against the Saints was simply the visitors continuing their recent positive momentum.
Finishing in the Champions League spots a big achievement
Unlike the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, Leicester have not spent hundreds of millions of pounds assembling their team. The Foxes have built their squad through clever recruitment.
While some will argue that leaders Liverpool have recruited well, they have still brought in the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker for big fees. Leicester have not done it that way.
They have built a very exciting team, with a head coach who seems to get the best out of his young charges. The Foxes are currently 11 points clear of the team in fifth-place and it would take a massive collapse for them not to take a Champions League spot.
If as expected they do seal a top-four spot, it will be a major achievement for Rodgers and his exciting young group of players.
Can Leicester challenge for the Premier League title in the near future?