Who would have predicted Leicester City to be top of the Premier League at Christmas?
The Foxes have been the surprise package this season and after losing just once in their opening 16 games have stunned the world with some excellent performances and results, the most recent a remarkable 3-2 victory away at Everton.
Whilst Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been the talk of the town for their heroics in attack, veteran defender Robert Huth has silently gone about his business in defence and boasts a truly remarkable record at the club.
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Since joining the Foxes in February this year, the German defender has won or drawn 83.3% of the 30 Premier League games played, winning 17, drawing eight and losing just five.
In fact, during Huth's tenure at the King Power Stadium, Leicester have lost only against the Premier League's big guns: Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Gunners seem to be the veteran's Achilles heel, losing twice and 7-3 on aggregate.
ROCK AT THE BACK
Huth has formed a solid partnership alongside Wes Morgan at the heart of Leicester's defence, with the pair's vast experience and intimidating statures working wonders for Claudio Ranieri's side.
The defensive duo have been exposed at times due to their lack of pace, but have generally been sturdy and well organised. Barring the 5-2 defeat to Arsenal, Leicester haven’t conceded more than two goals in a game since April.
Considering this was a side widely tipped as favorites for relegation this season, Leicester’s defensive performances have been absolutely superb and Huth deserves much of the credit for that.
Many thought the former Chelsea man's career was done when he made the switch from Stoke City to Leicester in February, but following a so-far excellent stint at the King Power, Huth has silenced any doubters and will prove vital to the club's unprecedented Premier League challenge. They simply can't afford to lose him.