Leicester City have concocted their own unique recipe for success

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Who would have thought it? Leicester City, a side who narrowly escaped relegation last season, are the only club unbeaten in the Premier League after six games. Incredible.

The Foxes currently sit an astonishing third in the table after winning and drawing three games, with every fan delirious in delight.

Claudio Ranieri's men continued their unbeaten form against West Ham in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, running out as 2-1 winners thanks to Andy King's goal in extra time.


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The question remains, though, as to what exactly the reason is behind this new-found success when for the most part of last season, Leicester were struggling at the foot of the table.

It comes down to three main points.

The first is that some of Leicester's key players have struck excellent form, including England forward Jamie Vardy, whose blistering pace has proven a real challenge for the defences that he has so far faced.

The Foxes main man this season, though, and arguably accountable for a lot of their success, is Algerian Riyad Mahraz.

The winger has netted five times this season, proving to be a real threat on either side of midfield, and while rumours continue to circulate over his future, there is little doubting that the 24-year-old is enjoying his football under Ranieri.

The Leicester manager can also be the reason behind the club's success. The Italian brings years of experience to the table and appears to be utilising it thusly on his hard-working squad.

Ranieri's experience in the Premier League appears to be working wonders, having managed Chelsea for four seasons, and has since managed in Spain, Italy, and France, as well as at international level for Greece.

Such level of knowledge and experience is priceless in the English game, and the combination of his tactical ability with the work rate of the Leicester players is achieving results.

Lastly, the support at the King Power stadium on match days is second to none, the Leicester faithful generating a powerful atmosphere to drive their team on. It is proving to be a real task to leave the King Power with any points this season, and may potentially be a fortress for seasons to come.

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