Warning for Spurs: What all the pundits have got wrong about Leicester

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Some pundits have cited a boost for Tottenham through Leicester's lack of title-winning experience - but that's very wrong...

Many pundits have recently suggested Leicester City will slip up in the Premier League title race.

They suggest that benefits Tottenham Hotspur and that they can't imagine Claudio Ranieri's side not suffering a blip.

Leicester may well stumble. Winning the Premier League is something not many have done. Liverpool stumbled recently; Arsenal have stumbled repeatedly...

But the interesting fact is that Leicester have got title-winning experience - as recently as 2013/14.

Indeed, when Leicester got promoted, they didn't just go up in second or via the play-offs. The Midlands side won the Championship by nine clear points.

They didn't choke, they didn't falter and they ended up coasting one of the toughest leagues in world football.

The counter-argument is that the top flight is far different from the second tier... but the funny thing is a Spurs player is perhaps the biggest piece of evidence suggesting the Foxes can go all the way.

Look at Dele Alli. League One or Premier League, it just doesn't matter to him. Within the space of a few months, the 19-year-old is shining just as much in the top flight and in international football as he was for MK Dons.

Leicester, meanwhile, have had almost two seasons to get to grips with the top flight.

The Championship is one of the most competitive leagues in the world and Leicester held on just fine to win it. So, if everything goes wrong, it won't be because they have no title-winning experience. And that experience gives them every advantage over Tottenham and whoever else can realistically challenge them this late in the campaign.

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