Leicester are top of the Premier League by five points, but their players cost significantly less than those around them in the title race. Given that Eliaquim Mangala alone set Manchester City back £42 million, we wondered how the Foxes' squad stacks up.
It turns out that Claudio Ranieri's side cost just under eight times as much as Manuel Pellegrini's -- and three times less than Spurs! Here are the numbers:
Kasper Schmeichel - £2m
Danny Simpson - £2m
Let the rest of soccer-loving mankind revel in Leicester City's little-fox-who-could fairytale season. Me, I'm trying to stave off impending doom: For the first time since the Jurassic period, Spurs are looking down on Arsenal in the Premier League table, albeit purely on goal differential. Still, given that it's Spurs, the other North London club that has kept to its place (usually fifth or sixth) over the years, that's sufficient to send any Dennis Bergkamp jersey-wearing Gooner to the nearest...
On the 25th matchday of the 2014-15 Premier League season, Leicester City lost 2-1 at Arsenal, falling deeper into the Premier League basement with just 17 points.
One year later, Leicester City won its 25th game of the season, beating Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday and moving five points clear atop the league table (53 total points).
While the Foxes were already in first place entering the weekend, Saturday's win moved them atop the virtual standings for the first time this season. They are now the title favorite, according to both ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) and the bookmakers.
Let's examine how this wild weekend affected the Premier League's three major races -- the title, top-four and relegation battles -- using SPI's projections (click here for more info on SPI). Plus, we preview two high-stakes matchups this weekend: Arsenal-Leicester City and Manchester City-Tottenham.
Tottenham are the best team Watford have played this season, according to Hornets boss Quique Sanchez Flores.
Kieran Trippier's 64th-minute goal secured Spurs' 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday but their display was far more dominant than the scoreline suggests and Mauricio Pochettino felt it was one of Spurs' best performances of the season.
The victory moved Spurs into second -- ahead of Manchester City, who they face at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday -- and Flores believes Pochettino's side are...