Leicester City shining in amongst the soap opera that is the Premier League

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The Premier League is evolving. For better or for worse is yet to be determined, but what was once a competition driven by the form of the 'big four' is now a free for all, with one team in particular making the most of it.

In a league boasting the talents of Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez, it is an ex-Stocksbridge Park Steels striker instead who reigns supreme in the goalscoring charts.

Jamie Vardy, currently on a run of scoring in 11 straight games after surpassing Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of ten against none other than Manchester United on Saturday, is dismantling defences alongside Algerian magician Riyad Mahrez and their Leicester City teammates.


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It's a joy to behold. Despite a favourable fixture list in the early months, their standing is undoubtedly deserved. What they have is what so many teams lack in today's elite league.

We hear week in, week out from under-pressure managers that their teams are in transition and need time, only to be shown the exit mere weeks later. It's not quite the national hobby we once knew, but a product of the capitalist world we live in.

Players and managers are placed in a cut-throat environment akin to their immense wages; the pressure certainly mounts. The product? A state of instability throughout the English game.

Training ground bust ups; stroppy, overpaid youngsters refusing to play and high-profile incidents like Eva Carneiro and Chelsea draw all attention away from football results in a soap opera moulded for the modern day sports fan.

Away from all the controversy, though, lies a Leicester City side operating in relative harmony, oblivious to the various troubles those around of them are going through.

The age old cliche 'hard work trumps talent when talent fails to work hard' is certainly showing its true colours - and its colours are the royal blue of Leicester.

The Foxes will continue to defy the odds as long as the competition remain in disarray and their simple yet effective mentality sticks.

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