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Leicester City team vs Derby in March 2013

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In March of 2013, Leicester were enduring a torrid period: in six Championship matches, the Foxes failed to muster up one measly victory. 

That's right, they took just two points from six fixtures; the likes of Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town overcame Nigel Pearson's struggling side. 

Leicester would go on to just about secure a place in the play-offs, but they failed to overcome Watford over two legs, meaning their Premier League dream had to be put on hold for yet another year. 

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Three years on, however, and Leicester, now under Claudio Ranieri's regime, are closing in on the Premier League title. 

Incredibly, with just eight games remaining, the Foxes sit at the summit of England's elite division - five points ahead of north London outfit Tottenham. 

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With the likes of N'Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and co. leading the way, Leicester have managed to establish themselves as the most exciting team in the Premier League. 

But things really were different for them back in March of 2013. As well as the aforementioned trio of clubs, Leicester also lost at the hands of Derby County, who were hoping to avoid relegation to League One.

Interestingly enough, there are few Leicester players that remain in the current set up - the likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Drinkwater and Wes Morgan are still crucial to the cause, while Andy King plays now and again - but it's safe to say that they have upgraded over the last couple of years. 

Anyway, here's the team that took to the pitch for the East Midlands derby...

Derby County 2-1 Leicester City (March 16, 2013)

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Wes Morgan
  • Sean St Ledger
  • Michael Keane 
  • Danny Drinkwater
  • Andy King
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Richie Wellens
  • David Nugent
  • Chris Wood

Middlesbrough v Leicester City - Sky Bet Championship

After Leicester failed to secure promotion three years ago, things were seeming rather worrying for the club, but they have well and truly come to prominence recently. 

In comparison to that team from 2013, here's the side that went five points clear at the summit of the table on Monday night...

Leicester City 1-0 Newcastle United (March 14, 2016) 

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Danny Simpson
  • Wes Morgan
  • Robert Huth
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Danny Drinkwater
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Shinji Okazaki
  • Jamie Vardy

Leicester City v Norwich City - Premier League

But will they really win the title? Well, when you take a look at their remaining fixtures, there's no reason why they won't be able to go all the way. 

Here's exactly what they have left: 

  • Crystal Palace (A)
  • Southampton (H)
  • Sunderland (A)
  • West Ham (H)
  • Swansea (H)
  • Man United (A)
  • Everton (H)
  • Chelsea (A)

There's no doubt about it, those final three fixtures won't be easy, but the Foxes may well have the title sewn up by then.

Will Leicester win the title? Have your say below! 

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