Rebound from Relegation
Leicester City, after a heart-wrenching drop from the Premier League, are making an emphatic statement in the Championship. Their current form suggests a swift return to the top tier is more than just a possibility; it’s a probable triumph.
Commanding Lead in the Championship
The Foxes have surged ahead in the Championship, establishing a 10-point lead over their closest rivals, Ipswich Town. With 26 games played, their impressive tally of 65 points from 21 victories, two draws, and a mere three losses sets them up for a record-breaking season.
With projections indicating a finish of 115 points, Leicester City are on the verge of eclipsing the Championship’s highest points record. The current record, held by Reading with 106 points from the 2005/06 season, could be surpassed by a staggering nine points if Leicester maintain their momentum.
Leicester’s pursuit of glory is not without precedent, but it is rarefied air. Only four other Championship teams have ever broken the 100-point barrier, with Newcastle United, Leicester’s own 2014 squad, Fulham, and most recently Burnley, achieving this feat. The Foxes now aim to join—and potentially surpass—this exclusive club.
Maresca’s Winning Formula
The mastermind behind Leicester’s remarkable campaign is none other than Enzo Maresca. The former assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has instilled a winning mentality, guiding the team through a formidable run of seven wins and one draw in their last eight matches.
Potential for Perfection
While the projected points haul stands at 115, there’s room for Leicester to push the envelope even further. Should they continue their winning streak and triumph in all of their remaining 20 matches, an unprecedented 125 points could be within reach, setting a new gold standard for the Championship.