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Can Leicester City do the unthinkable and win another Premier League title?

This season’s race for the Premier League title has been interesting so far. As we reach the festive period and a jam-packed fixture list, things are sure to hot up. Liverpool have been runaway leaders so far, dropping minimal points - their only blip, a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Current champions Manchester City sit in fourth and have gone off the boil somewhat with two defeats in their last five matches. While hot on Liverpool’s heels are in-form Chelsea, who under Frank Lampard’s leadership have stunned fans and pundits alike, and Leicester City, who like Chelsea have 26 points from 12 games.

The Foxes currently sit in second, and while English Premier League Betting Offers may not favour them for success, there’s no reason why they can’t cause a shock. The 2015-16 season saw Leicester make history and do the unthinkable by winning their first-ever Premier League title. While it will forever be a footballing miracle, it wasn’t by luck, nor did it prove to be a close season, with second-placed Arsenal 10 points behind. Now under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers, who won back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles at Celtic, can they challenge again?

Despite losing to James Milner’s last-minute penalty at Anfield, Leicester are in incredible form, winning their last four Premier League matches. Among the wins were the 9-0 demolition of Southampton and, more recently, a 2-0 victory at home to Arsenal. Goals indeed win matches, and the Foxes are one of the most profitable in front of goal. Currently the division’s second-highest scorers with 29, Leicester also have an astute defence, conceding eight times, the fewest in the division.

Instrumental to their goal-scoring prowess is talisman Jamie Vardy. The club’s four-time top goalscorer has netted 11 times already this term, placing him at the top of the Premier League scoring charts. The 32-year-old is just one ahead of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham in the early race for the Golden Boot, and rumour has it Gareth Southgate is monitoring the striker for a possible International recall, despite his retirement.

Since arriving at the King Power Stadium in March, Rodgers has utilised Vardy’s strengths and with his tactical nous has got the best out of the player. Vardy’s goal-per-minute ratio currently stands at one every 99 minutes, which is better than under any other Foxes’ manager. Closing in on a century of top-flight goals, Rodgers said of Vardy: “He's still so sharp, clinical and fit – he'll be 33 in January but he looks after his body.”

Many have argued that the current crop are better than the miracle winners of 2015-16, but can they do the unthinkable and de-throne Liverpool at the top of the table? Next month will be vital to Leicester’s campaign and their push for the top spot. There’s the potential of a reasonable points haul with matches against Watford, Aston Villa, Norwich City and West Ham United – all of whom sit in or around the drop zone. Towards the end of the month, they travel to the Etihad Stadium to play City, while on Boxing Day, they host the current leaders Liverpool. Only time will tell.