Leicester City are closing in on the Premier League title after having secured a spot in the Champions League for next season. They have captured the hearts of fans all over the world and shown teams that anything is possible in football.
The question is despite their excellent play and truly excellent season, will they be able to carry it on next season?
They remind me in parts of the Blackburn Rovers team of the 1994-1995 season, who surprisingly pinched the Premier League title in the last game of the season.
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Blackburn won 27 of their 42 games that season, taking the title away from Manchester United. It was a shock at the time, considering Blackburn had only been promoted in the 1991-1992 season and United were the clear favourites at the time.
All exits from cup competitions allowed them to concentrate on the league, the same could be said for Leicester this season as exiting the League Cup to Hull City and exiting the FA Cup to Tottenham Hotspur has allowed them to concentrate on the league.
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Blackburn had a disappointing title defence in the 1995-1996 season, losing 13 of their 38 games and ending up finishing in seventh in the league. At the end of this season, misery was compounded by the selling of their best striker Alan Shearer to Newcastle United.
Each team around them strengthened over the season, whilst Blackburn highest signing was Matt Holmes from West Ham United for £1.2 million.
After their superb season this year, the same thing could easily happen to Leicester, with star players potentially leaving and rivaled clubs all spending massively.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will all look to strengthen their teams during the next transfer window as all have had disappointing seasons (all bar Spurs that is).
The money Leicester will secure from this season will surely go to securing some world class signings to challenge for the title next season, but only if they spend wisely. They will also need to fend off potential bids from clubs for Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater to name just a few.
The footballing universe will hope Leicester can maintain their dominance into next season as it is good for the league and it is good for football to have as many teams challenging for the title.
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