Tony Cascarino predicts where Leicester City will finish this season

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Leicester City have made an incredible start to the Premier League season and are currently top.

Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino believes that Leicester City will finish second in the Premier League this season, he has written in The Times.

Leicester have had an incredible start to the season and are two points clear at the top of the table going into the Christmas fixtures - when a year earlier they were rooted to the foot of the table and were many people's tip to go down.

However, after a good run of form that saw them maintain their top-flight status, since Claudio Ranieri's arrival in the summer the Foxes have continued to surprise the rest of the league and seem to be putting together an improbable title charge.

Cascarino wrote: "Second. That may be a brave prediction, but I don’t see any reason why they cannot, given what they’ve achieved and the assorted woes of the leading clubs. My only reservation is that this is new and unexpected territory for Leicester, because you can’t question the players or the team.

"It’s all about energy, running power, the two guys up front and that courageous 4-4-2 system. Their belief has surprised everybody but they’ve got a manager who loves to play attacking football and it suits them. Claudio Ranieri is going toe to toe with other teams and he’s bashing them."

Undoubtedly, Leicester have taken the league by storm. Several have been questioning just how long this good form can last, and whether the wheels will eventually fall off.

The next two games, when they travel to Liverpool and host Manchester City before the end of the year, will give us a much clearer idea as to whether they can mix it with the very best right at the top, but they have shown they have to be taken seriously by any side that has designs on the Premier League title. 

A lot will depend on the fitness and form of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez - their two main providers of goals so far this season. If they can keep finding the net on a regular basis then it can take them very far, and they may even top the prediction made by Cascarino.

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