The 2015/16 English football season is one that will never, ever be forgotten.
Leicester City completed the impossible by storming to their first ever league title. The Foxes were famously 5000/1 outsiders to secure the crown and favourites for relegation before a ball was kicked.
Claudio Ranieri’s achievement is all but certainly the greatest in Premier League history, with Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher ranking it above Arsenal’s Invincibles season in his column for the Telegraph.
Speaking about Liverpool’s current team, Carragher wrote: “Their record this season is worthy of comparison with the best Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal sides.
“But to me, none of these clubs are the most extraordinary Premier League champions.
“Whenever that list is compiled, Leicester City’s 2016 title stands alone as the greatest achievement, certainly in the Premier League era.”
It was truly remarkable and on this day exactly four years ago, Eden Hazard’s brilliant goal against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge secured the title for the Leicester livewires.
The scenes from Jamie Vardy’s house that night as the entire Leicester squad celebrated an unprecedented victory are the definition of iconic.
We all remember where we were on May 2, 2016 as the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ unfolded before our very eyes.
Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son appeared to give Spurs an unassailable lead, but amidst the on-field scuffles and fights Chelsea managed to come back from the dead and draw.
Gary Cahill gave the Blues a lifeline in the second-half, before Hazard linked up with Diego Costa and fired an unstoppable shot past a helpless Hugo Lloris in the final minutes.
Leicester fans will always have a special place in their heart for Chelsea’s Belgian prince.
Ranieri’s squad achieved the impossible in an era of football so routinely dominated by the established elite.
We will probably never see a fairytale story of Leicester’s calibre again, but we’ll always have the memories of 2015/16.
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