Leicester City are 33/1 to win the 2016/17 Premier League title

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The remarkable story of Leicester City will go down in history: Claudio Ranieri's side are the champions of England and their achievements will never be forgotten. 

After Chelsea held north London outfit Tottenham to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, the Foxes were named Premier League champions. 

With an incredible 22 wins, 11 draws and three defeats, Leicester have left their rivals behind and are deservedly sitting at the summit of the division. 


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On Saturday, as they play host to Everton, they will lift the Premier League trophy in front of the King Power Stadium. 

Unsurprisingly, there weren't too many that had predicted the remarkable rise of Ranieri's side. In fact, before the campaign had kicked off, Leicester were way out at 5000/1 to win the honour. 

Ranieri overjoyed 

Time and time again throughout the course of the season, however, they defied the odds and stunned the watching world. 

Following their triumph, Ranieri insisted that he was 'so proud' of his side's title-winning campaign. 

Speaking to the club's official website, the Leicester chief stated: “I’m so proud. I’m happy for my players, for the Chairman, for the staff at Leicester City, all our fans and the Leicester community. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m so happy for everyone.

“I never expected this when I arrived. I’m a pragmatic man, I just wanted to win match after match and help my players to improve week after week. Never did I think too much about where it would take us.

“The players have been fantastic. Their focus, their determination, their spirit has made this possible. Every game they fight for each other and I love to see this in my players. They deserve to be champions.”

Odds to retain 

A Champions League journey awaits the club next term, of course, but how far can they go as they look to build on this ridiculous season. 

In all honesty, for the majority of Leicester City supporters, it probably doesn't matter: what their players have achieved this season will never be beaten. 

But can they produce another title challenge next season? At this stage, it's far from certain - players could leave this summer - but it would be foolish to completely disregard them yet again. 

Ahead of next season, then, you can get Leicester at 33/1 with Sky Bet to retain their trophy. That's probably fair enough. 

Ahead of them in the pecking order sit Manchester City (11/8), Chelsea (9/2), Arsenal (13/2), Manchester United (7/1), Tottenham (8/1) and Liverpool (9/1). 

Who will win the Premier League title next season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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