Marc Albrighton explains why Leicester City will struggle to replicate title challenge

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Leicester City are currently top of the Premier League table.

Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton says his side will struggle to replicate their title challenge next season and must grasp the opportunity while they can, the Mirror reports.

The Foxes head into their upcoming clash with Manchester City currently topping the Premier League table – a remarkable feat as we enter the so-called business end of the season.

Indeed, Leicester can realistically win the title this season, though Albrighton warns his side must enjoy it while they can as a he doesn’t envisage a repeat next year with their rivals expected to improve.

“The manager has told us we need to enjoy the moment but make sure that we don’t waste what we’re doing because next year will be totally different,” the winger explained.

“Chelsea, Manchester United, even Liverpool, they’ll be back up to the standards they set previously, so it’s ­going to be a lot harder. We might not get in this position again. We need to take advantage.”

While absolutely nothing should be taken away from Leicester’s extraordinary season thus far, they have been aided somewhat by the disappointing performances of the so-called regular contenders.

Leicester are so far on course for a very respectable 79 Premier League points – yet it’s a tally which would be the lowest achieved by a champion this side of the millennium.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have vastly underperformed, whereas fellow contenders Manchester City and Arsenal have also dropped points with such regularity.

But that isn’t the fault of the Foxes, and in an unpredictable league, they’ve so far managed to be the most consistent and there is little reason to believe they’re going to drop off now.

The upcoming clash against City at the Etihad Stadium could play a pivotal role in the title race, as a Leicester victory would end all doubts over their credentials and put them as favourites for the run-in.

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