Leicester are at the top of the league table at the moment with 28 points from 13 matches, a point ahead of second-place Manchester United.
Claudio Ranieri’s side are two points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal, who are third and fourth respectively in the standings.
“I think they can finish in the top eight at the end of the season though, which nobody in the right mind could have predicted in the summer,” former Newcastle striker Shearer has written on Coral.co.uk.
Leicester’s target at the start of the campaign was to just survive in the Premier League, and 12 more points will virtually guarantee them top-flight football for one more season.
The Foxes are having a great season, and they deserve all the plaudits they are getting right now.
It will not be easy for Ranieri’s team to maintain their current run of form, though, especially as Liverpool and Chelsea appear to be getting back to their best.
A top-eight finish is a realistic target, but given their performances and results so far this season, perhaps Leicester should aim for a top-six spot.