Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri believes that fans of other clubs are rooting for Leicester. He’s right, isn’t he?
The Foxes lead the table ahead of Boxing Day’s trip to Liverpool just 12 months after being bottom at Christmas.
Leicester, Crystal Palace, Watford and Bournemouth top the form table with the Foxes not having lost since September and Watford just a point behind the top four.
Chelsea remain three points above the relegation zone, while Manchester United lost to Norwich last weekend to drop out of the top four. Ranieri feels the change is a boost for English football and points out the Foxes may have become many fans’ second team.
He said: “There is no easy match because if Leicester, Bournemouth, Watford and Crystal Palace are top of the form table, that means everyone wants to win. The other thing is big teams are thinking about other things, because it’s not normal that the big teams aren’t at the top. If there is one year strange, OK.
“I think if we go through this fantastic moment – because now we have Liverpool, City and then Bournemouth, who are in great form, then Tottenham – maybe if we are still top not only Leicester fans are behind us, but a lot of English fans as well, because Leicester I think are a likeable team.
“Maybe the people say: ‘If my team don’t win, I’m very happy if Leicester win’ and this is a good thing.”