Of course it’s early, but it looks like Leicester City is the Premier League’s lone bright hope of challenging Liverpool for the title.
And yeah, that’s a big deal, even after the Foxes claimed the most inexplicable title in top flight history just four seasons ago.
[ RECAP: Villa 1-4 Leicester City ]
But the Foxes remain leery about embracing their title credentials, even after setting a club record by winning their eight-straight via a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.
“I thought they were amazing,” said Brendan Rodgers. “It is a historical day for the club and the performance warranted that. It really does mean something special, it puts the team in the history books of Leicester City.”
Okay, but… just a little bit about the title fight, Brendan? No?
Perhaps goal scoring defender Jonny Evans would take the bait.
“We are up there and it shows we are playing well. Our performance was good, against one of the best Villa teams I faced in years. It shows we are capable of coming away and getting results. It is nice people are talking about us, we’re enjoying it and there’s great spirit in the club.”
Leicester is eight points back of first, the only team within 10 points of Liverpool. Man City is 14 back and Chelsea 17.
The Foxes host Norwich City before its next stretch of proving ground arrives via a League Cup quarterfinal at Everton prefaces league matches versus Man City and Liverpool.