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Abhijeet Mohanty, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
It’s the business end of the Barclays Premier League Season 2015-16. Never has a team which was fighting relegation the previous made it so close to winning the league altogether.This is stuff football romantics dream of. The Leicester City fairy-tale hasn’t ended yet!
With just 4 games to go, the table looks like this –
GP W D L P
- Leicester City 34 21 10 3 73
- Spurs 34 19 11 4 68
- Arsenal 34 18 9 7 73
- Man. City 34 18 7 9 61
- Man.United 34 17 8 9 59
Leicester showed first signs of a potential wobble as they dropped points to West Ham at home in their last match with their top player Jamie Vardy getting sent off. But they still have a 5 point lead over Tottenham Hotspurs who are hot on their tails and produced a breathtaking performance at Stoke on Monday.Spurs who have been forever been under the shadows of their North London rivals, Arsenal have a great chance to finish above them in decades.
The title run-in for Leicester isn’t easy though as they have to face 5th placed Man United (who are fighting for European places with their city rivals), Everton and Chelsea in their last 3 matches. Tottenham have a relatively easier set of fixtures. And the momentum is certainly with them with Leicester losing their top player to suspension.
But WHAT A STORY it would be if Leicester win it! An underdog fairy-tale victory isn’t rare in Cup matches but in the League it would be a phenomenal achievement.
But it’s not just the top where it is tight – Sunderland, Newcastle and Norwich are involved in a thrilling “one-stays-up” relegation battle at the bottom.
15th MAY. Mark that on your calendars!