It’s taken until April but suddenly everyone is starting to realise that Leicester might just win the Premier League.
Following their fourth consecutive 1-0 Premier League victory against Southampton on Sunday, the Foxes are now seven points clear at the top of the league with just six matches remaining.
With some bookmakers, Claudio Ranieri’s side were 5000/1 to be crowned champions come May, now they are as short as 1/3 on.
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The players deserve an immense amount of credit for maintaining their performances throughout the whole season and it’ll be interesting to see how they’re rewarded by the club.
In February, The Sun reported that chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha promised his players an incredible party in Las Vegas if they win the title, with £1 million spending money between them.
While they will thoroughly enjoy a massive party on the strips in Las Vegas - as well as a reported £40,000 each spending money - the Leicester players may want a reward that lasts a bit longer in the memory.
And it’s not just the club that wants to thank them, though. The whole city has been right behind their club this season with their success encapturing everyone in Leicester.
The mayor's reward
Step forward Leicester mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby.
Soulsby has revealed that the city council has received loads of requests for Jamie Vardy to have a street named after him. But the mayor doesn’t believe just one player should be rewarded for this sensational campaign.
“It has been a real team effort, so as well as Vardy Vale we would need to have Schmeichel Street, Drinkwater Drive and Ranieri Road,” he told The Times.
“Leicester has honoured its sporting stars in the past. There is an area named after golfers and there is also a Lineker Road [named after Gary Lineker].”
Wrapped up by May?
What more incentive do Leicester players need? They now know they will have a road named after them if they manage to complete mission impossible.
The side will hope to have the title wrapped up by the beginning of May.
They face Sunderland this weekend, before hosting West Ham and Swansea. Two wins from those three matches would put to Foxes on the brink of glory as they enter May.
In the final month, Leicester face a trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United before welcoming Everton to the King Power Stadium. On the final day of the season, they will play the current champions, Chelsea, at Stamford Bridge.