It’s mid-January and the Premier League season is more than halfway finished, and Leicester City still sit top of the table.
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Tied on points with Arsenal, the Foxes have lost just two matches on the year and are the second-highest scoring team in the league.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is well on his way to winning Premier League Manager of the Year, although the 64-year-old Italian is still hesitant to admit his side could win a trophy of their own.
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When asked about the Premier League season and Leicester’s position, Ranieri had the right word to describe things: crazy.
Now it is a crazy league and we want to frighten this crazy league. I want to be the most crazy man and team in the Premier League.
It is a crazy league because, if it was a normal league, Leicester would not be at the top. The other bigger teams would be there. But there is an opportunity for us because the big teams don’t start yet.
The big teams haven’t switched on the turbo yet – and we hope they don’t switch on turbo.
Ranieri and Leicester have surely been frightening this “crazy league,” and they really could be top of the league by a bit of a margin if not for a recent dip in form. While the Foxes are tied with Arsenal for first place, they have just one win from their past five league matches.