Leicester City Fairytale 2015-16

Leicester City’s 2015-16 Premier League title win is arguably the most remarkable in history. Claudio Ranieri’s men began the season as 5,000/1 outsiders, and according to bookmakers at the time there was more chance of Elvis Presley being alive than there was of the Foxes bringing home the trophy.

In comparison to their big spending rivals, Leicester’s squad cost just £72 million (seven times less than the £415m Man City spent on theirs at the time), while they had finished 14th in the Premier League the previous season. But, after they took top spot in mid-January, they left the chasing pack trailing in their wake to claim the first title in their 132-year history with two games to spare after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Chelsea.

In the end, Leicester finished 10 points clear of Gunners as they cemented their place in history. Ranieri used the fewest number of players in the top flight and built around a core group who are now household names. It was a season where the Premier League was introduced to the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, while Jamie Vardy finished the season with 24 goals.

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