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Top 5: Leicester City’s crucial games in the title run-in
9th February 2016

The fairytale story of Leicester City seems to never falter, with Claudio Ranieri’s side once again proving why they are in the mix as genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season.

The 3-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad in Saturday was a masterclass in the breath of fresh air that the Foxes have brought at the top end of the table this season. The win also saw them take an unprecedented five-point lead, with even the naysayers now sitting up and acknowledging that the team who were facing relegation a year ago may have what it takes to last the distance and become only the sixth side to lift the Premier League trophy come May.

Whilst they hold the advantage of having less overall games to play than the likes of City, Tottenham and Arsenal, Ranieri’s men certainly won’t have it easy in their final 13 games, and we’ve picked five that could make or break their title challenge.

5) West Ham (H) – Weekend of April 16

West Ham United vs Liverpool Saturday 2nd January 2016 Slaven Bilic looks despondent before the match between West Ham and Liverpool Photo: Kieran Clarke

The Hammers have been much improved under Slaven Bilic this season.

April will be a key month for Leicester, and their toughest tests at home during the run-in will be against a Hammers side who will have their eyes on European qualification after a great first season under Slaven Bilic.

The teams’ earlier Premier League meeting came two games into the season, and both have come on leaps and bounds since then.

However, the Foxes will be hoping to emulate the 2-1 win once again in what could be a tight contest at the King Power Stadium.

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