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Leicester are five points clear.

Leicester's Steve Walsh believes they will win the title with three matches remaining

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Everyone at Leicester City must be buzzing with confidence at the moment.

The Foxes are five points clear with just seven matches remaining at the top of the table as they look to pull off an incredible 5000/1 shot by winning the title.

But, it's only after the international break when the title race actually begins.

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Claudio Ranieri’s men host Everton and face away trips to Manchester United and Chelsea in their final three matches.

However, head of recruitment at the King Power Stadium, Steve Walsh, believes that those three matches will be irrelevant because his side would have already won the title.

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“I think the season will be over with three games to go. That’s a big statement, but I really think they could do that,” Walsh told Sports Bar, per The Sun.

“If you look at the fixtures, we’ve got some very winnable games coming up. We’ve got three home games in April and then we’ve got Sunderland away, all in April. So, potentially, this is the month where we’re going to do it.”

Recruitment success

Walsh has played a major role in Leicester’s success this season by being responsible for bringing in relatively unknown players that have turned into world-class talents.

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Riyad Mahrez has been the standout player in the Premier League this season, scoring 16 goals and creating 12 having signed from Le Havre in 2014 for just £350,000.

N’Golo Kante has also already received plenty of plaudits for his incredible displays in midfield and was purchased in the summer for £5.6 million from French club Caen.

Arsenal believed that scout Ben Wrigglesworth was to thank for these impressive signings and signed him but Leicester legend Gary Lineker revealed that it was actually Walsh that was largely responsible.

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Previous roles

But Leicester isn’t the first club that Walsh has had impressive success at.

He previously worked as a part-time scout for Chelsea and it’s believed he played a big role in persuading club legend Gianfranco Zola and Tore Andre Flo to sign at Stamford Bridge.

Such was his success, he was given a permanent role and Jose Mourinho gave Walsh the chance to be his European scout. Walsh worked his wonders yet again and was responsible for the signings of Didier Drogba and Michael Essien.

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No doubt about the title winners

He’s obviously got a fantastic eye for a good player and he insists that Leicester are undoubtedly the best side in the top-flight at the moment.

“We are the best team in the league there’s no doubt about it," he insisted.

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“We’ve won the most games and lost the least, and we’ve done it by playing some very exciting football and with some very talented players we’ve unearthed.

“The players are enjoying it. We’ve got a team spirit and a togetherness that could take them to the title, and I think it will," he concluded.

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