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.
Tony Pulis described West Brom's display in their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle at St James' Park as the "worst away performance" since he took over at the club. However, the reality is that these performances are now becoming the norm, rather than the exception to the rule.
For the third time in West Brom's past four fixtures, they failed to register a shot on target in the entire game and Pulis has to take a large portion of the blame for this. The side he picked against Newcastle had just one player,...