The odds on Leicester City achieving the impossible and winning the Premier League are now as short as 7/4.
Back in August, however, you could get odds of 5,000/1 on the Foxes to win the Premier League.
That was before a ball had been kicked. Before Claudio Ranieri revealed himself to be a tactically astute manager. Before Jamie Vardy emerged as the world’s greatest footballer.
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Leicester’s remarkable 3-1 win against Manchester City on Saturday proved their title credentials. Despite leading the league for so long, many doubted Ranieri’s side could actually do it until they dismantled City at the Etihad Stadium.
So here we are, with 13 games remaining, and Leicester holding a five point lead atop the table.
To highlight just how bizarre a situation this is, the Daily Mirror unearthed some things that, back in August, had shorter odds of happening than Leicester winning the title.
Arsenal to sack Arsene Wenger and appoint Piers Morgan: 2500/1
Piers Morgan is Arsenal’s biggest cheerleader and Arsenal fans will be keen to ensure his only influence over the club is via his Twitter account.
Imagine Morgan in the dugouts at the Emirates. Olivier Giroud would be in and out of the starting line-up each week.
David Moyes to be an X Factor judge: 2500/1
“I want you on my team. You can be my new Leighton Baines.”
Sir Alex Ferguson to win Strictly Come Dancing: 1000/1
To picture Sir Alex Ferguson on Strictly Come Dancing is weird enough, let alone seeing him win the whole thing.
Fergie attempting the splits in a tight, pink costume? Ew.
Hugh Hefner to reveal he’s a virgin: 1000/1
Andy Murray to name his first born Novak: 500/1
Andy Murray naming his first child after the man who’s given him so much pain and grief over the years would be hilarious.