Slaven Bilic names his favourite for the Premier League title

The West Ham boss expects Leicester to win the Premier League title.

Speaking to the Standard, Slaven Bilic has named Leicester City as the team he believes will win the Premier League this season.

Bilic said: “A few weeks ago I wrote in this column that I fancied City to take the title because, I believed, the players there wanted to do it for their manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is leaving at the end of the season.

“Based on results since then, I was wrong but still I understand the players will do their best to win it for their manager. Spurs, who we play on Wednesday, also have a great chance. For me, though, it is still Leicester. It is only their name which is putting people off. Everything else is in place.”

Bilic believes Leicester have enough about them to win the league this season, as they sit top of the table currently.

They are on 53 points after 26 games, two points clear of Tottenham and Arsenal, having lost just three games this season.

City are on 47 points, and many believe they are now out of the race, with Arsenal, Spurs and the Foxes being considered as the three real contenders to win the title.

It will be Leicester who consider themselves to also be favourites, given their run-in is one of the easiest of the top three.

They have already played Arsenal, Spurs and City twice, and the only games left for them against ‘big’ teams are away at Chelsea and Manchester United.

They could pick up a great run of results in the coming weeks especially, with Norwich, West Brom, Watford, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all very winnable games.

It would be a fantastic achievement for Leicester to win the title this season, and right now, most people believe they are going to achieve this feat.

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