Thierry Henry highlights the incredible stat that increases Leicester City's achievements this season

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Leicester City barely keep possession, yet top the Premier League table.

Leicester City are currently the pole-setters for the Premier League title - much to the shock and surprise of many a fan, pundit and player.

The Foxes were tipped for relegation by many at the start of the season but they have instead played a brilliant counter-attacking style of play that has seen them rip teams to shreds.

That style of play has suited the attacking aspects of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez's game and with some able assistance the club have put themselves in a remarkable position.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was discussing the position of Leicester and suggested why their standing at the top of the league is even more impressive - their sheer lack of possession. Henry told Sky Sports today (12/02/2015):

"Leicester, this season, average on having the ball 40 per cent or something like that, around those numbers.

"In 40 per cent Leicester can manage to score 47 goals and Arsenal, with 55 or 60, manage to score 39. So it is more than amazing that a team who has less of the ball than any other team in the league and less passes completed in the league manage to score 47 goals. 

"So for me you have to give them even more credit because they have the ball less.

"What bothers me with possession is when you hear someone after the game, a game you have lost 1-0, 2-0, or whatever it was. And you bring me your possession, what am I supposed to do with that?"

Henry, who played a possession-based style with Arsenal and Barcelona in his career, went on to defend the way Leicester play and suggested one problem with possession football in the modern game:

Leicester are not one for playing aimless sideways passes. They are old fashioned, play the ball quick and fast up the pitch and barely ever go sideways. It is old school and it seems that teams had simply forgotten that football can still be played this way.

If teams continue to be bamboozled, then Leicester might just romp to Premier League glory.

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