Leicester stay top

Pressure continues to build on Mourinho as he saw his side suffer a 2-1 defeat, on Monday evening. 

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez once again demonstrated their class with a goal apiece, and an assist for the Algerian. Chelsea looked to be mounting a comeback with Remy’s close-range header 13 minutes from time. Yet, the spirit that would have pushed them over the line last year was, again, absent.

The Mahrez-Vardy partnership brought Leicster’s opening goal with a perfectly placed cross finding the oncoming Vardy, who delicately directed the ball past Courtois. The Foxes doubled their lead shortly after the break as Mahrez’s quick feet fooled Azpilicueta, enabling the winger to create an inch space and curl ball around the stretching Belgian.

Ranieri’s men stood resolute as the dying embers of the game approached, holding out for the three points that see them climb above Arsenal and occupy the Premier League summit.

With Leicester’s attractive and merciless tempo, and proclivity for hard work, embodied in their talisman Vardy, when can we start considering them as serious title contenders?

I’d argue now.

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