A Thirteen Place Difference: Unlucky for Some

What another fantastic weekend for the Foxes; Jamie Vardy is now the official record holder for most goals scored in consecutive Premier League games and he has firmly put himself and LCFC on the map. Add to that the performance against one of the World’s most revered teams resulting in a point from the second of our games against the ‘Big Six’ and you can understand why Leicester City’s fans keep on chanting.

We were the better team on the day; we took the lead; we frustrated Manchester United’s stars and we showed ourselves as the exciting, dominant team that we have become. I don’t think any Foxes fan will have come away disappointed.

What I love is Claudio Ranieri’s continued modesty. His team are smashing the Premier League at the moment but his aim remains the same: to stay up for another season. I am really pleased for the owners too. Two years of work is paying dividends. They have put in solid foundations and built a real “team” that has allowed the emergence of the likes of Vardy and Riyad Mahrez – another absolutely scintillating player to watch. We are getting a lot of attention again as a club but this year it is for all the right reasons.

And still the team look like they are loving every moment. They are happy and relaxed going into every game and you can see the confidence and camaraderie between them. It is absolutely fantastic to watch.

The next few games will not be easy but they also present further opportunities to cement our place near the top of the league. Swansea City this weekend and Chelsea the next – both clubs struggling with their performances this season – while Manchester City are suffering some key injuries which could affect their competitiveness come the last game of 2015. Liverpool will be tough on Boxing Day but again they are no longer a team we need to be intimidated by. Given our current form, if we go into the holiday period prepared and keep our composure and professionalism, the Foxes could grant the Christmas wishes of fans everywhere.

Heading into January, I wouldn’t be surprised if we spend some money in the transfer window. We need to ensure we have the strongest cover up front so we can keep this dream season very much a reality. I think we will definitely see some interest for Vardy from elsewhere, with rumours already circulating about the likes of Chelsea eyeing up the Premier League’s top performer, but I wouldn’t underestimate the power of LCFC’s owners. They wouldn’t lose him easily and they will be preparing themselves to defend any threats to our dream team.

Walshy Blog 03-12-15

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