Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson said on BBC 5 live Sport on Saturday afternoon that Leicester City are the only team who look like they are trying to win the Premier League title this season.
Lawrenson, who played for Liverpool from 1981 to 1988, made the comments following Leicester’s stunning 3-2 victory over Everton away from home at Goodison Park in the league on Saturday afternoon.
“The pace is everywhere in the Leicester team,” said the former Republic of Ireland international defender on BBC 5 live SPORT. “Once they run at you they find space and they are so very difficult to play against.
"It's that pace on the break, and their finishing, which is why they are top of the league at the moment. And I think they look like the only team trying to win it!”
The same day that Leicester won, Manchester United, who are also challenging for the Premier League title this season, went down 2-1 to relegation-threatened Norwich City at Old Trafford.
Chelsea’s chances of retaining the title have long gone, while Manchester City, who have arguably the best squad of all the English teams, lost 2-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Monday night.
Leicester, who are currently two points clear at the top of the standings, have been most consistent side of all the title challengers.
Claudio Ranieri’s team are not expected by many to go all the way, but this season has been so unpredictable that it would not wise to write off their chances now.