Leicester's form puts Hull and Sunderland under severe pressure

Leicester City

The Foxes made it three wins in a row in the Premier League at the weekend to move to the edge of safety.

Leicester City are on the brink of safety after moving off the bottom of the Premier League table for the first time since November.

The Foxes defeated Swansea City on Saturday to make it three wins in a row, meaning they are the in-form side in the relegation battle.

Leonardo Ulloa and Andy King struck as Leicester overpowered a lacklustre Swans side with a high intensity, high pressing game as Nigel Pearson opted to play an extremely attacking line-up.

Pearson has consistently played with three natural strikers, a tactic which is paying dividends as they face sides around them or in mid-table. The threat they have in the final third of the pitch is real and they appear to have hit form at exactly the right time.

Despite David Nugent getting injured in the warm-up, Pearson did not sway from his beliefs, throwing in Ulloa to partner Jamie Vardy and Andrej Kramaric in attack. This bravery has been the key behind Leicester’s ability to outscore teams.

From being rooted to the bottom, Leicester are within touching distance of overtaking both Hull City and Sunderland in the table, who both have extremely difficult run-ins.

The Tigers have to face four of the top six teams in their final six matches whilst Sunderland end their campaign away to Arsenal and Chelsea. Both face a daunting final few fixtures, unlike Leicester, who have gotten most of their difficult games out of the way.

Pearson’s men have the ability to overwhelm teams with their electric pace and constant pressing and must now be regarded as the favourites to survive due to both their recent form and their kind remaining fixtures.

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