With self-inflicted pinch marks courtesy of last season’s fairytale not yet faded, the Leicester faithful couldn’t possibly be left in a similar state of euphoric disbelief again come May…could they?
Well, their heroic team may have taken their collective eye off the ball in the Premier League, and understandably so, but the champions of England seem fully focused on a deep run in Europe.
Just as Claudio Ranieri’s charges made a mockery of the top-flight’s establishment in 2015/16, the Foxes have treated their Champions League bow with comparable disdain.
Although the initial group-stage draw was on the gentler side, three consecutive wins in the continent’s foremost club competition is a rare feat for any tea,, never mind a debutant.
In defeating Copenhagen 1-0 on matchday three, Leicester put five points between themselves and the Danish champs at the summit of Group G.
Odds of 1/7 say all punters need to know about their chances of clinching that vital top spot from this fantastic 9-point foundation.
Domestic records tumbled faster than Donald Trump’s recent popularity ratings for Ranieri’s men last season and now the east-Midlanders have become only the fifth debutants to win their opening three games, alongside esteemed company such as AC Milan and Juventus.
Other sides will soon have to take note, especially as the Foxes are yet to concede a goal.
If the formality that winning the group looks to have become and the perils of a dicey date with one of the real titans of Europe can be swerved, then who knows how far the spirit cultivated in winning the title can take them.
It’s 28/1 with us that Leicester add to their list of improbable feats and lift the Champions League trophy.
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