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Leicester tickets for their match against Everton are selling for £15,000 a pair

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People are starting to believe it’s a question of when, and not if, Leicester win the Premier League.

The Foxes are seven points clear with just five matches remaining as Claudio Ranieri’s side close in on a 5000/1 shot.

It will be an incredible feat - one of the greatest stories in the history of football - so it’s no wonder that there is an almighty fight for tickets at this stage of the season.

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The club have three home matches remaining - against West Ham and Swansea before hosting Everton on the penultimate day.

People have predicted that the home match against the Toffees will be the game that sees them crowned as champions with tickets being sold out in 90 minutes on Monday.

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Ticket touting

Unfortunately though, not everyone that brought tickets via the club’s website wanted to go to the match. Instead, according to the BBC, they plan on making a ridiculous profit by advertising tickets for more than £3,000 and a pair for as much as £15,000.

The club have issued an official statement stating that they would “take action against any ticket touting” or attempts to “resell tickets above face value.”

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They also admitted that they had seen “unprecedented demand” and that the tickets had sold out in “record time” with the “vast majority” of higher-tier members able to receive a ticket.

With the demand of tickets so high, it means that loyal supporters could miss out on the opportunity of seeing their side win the Premier League.

One supporter missed out

One fan, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted BBC Sport after he had missed out on a ticket for the Everton match - only the fourth home match he won’t be attending all season.

"This season is something we never expected and will probably never happen again in our lifetimes," said the supporter.

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"Now I won't be there to potentially celebrate us winning the Premier League. It is a bit of a 'here's what you could have won' moment.

"The club have been brilliant with fans these past couple of seasons. But I think there will be a few questions for them to answer as to how this has happened. I can't see how ordinary fans could afford to pay £15,000 for two tickets - it's the price of a second-hand car,” he added.

Could win it before

In truth, Leicester could secure the title before their clash with Everton. Ranieri’s men know they need just three more wins to secure the title - but that’s only if Spurs win all of their matches.

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They will identify their next two fixtures - home matches against West Ham and Swansea as an ideal opportunity to take a massive step towards the title. They then face a trip to Manchester United before that match against Everton and they finish with an away match against champions Chelsea.

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