Alan Shearer dismisses comparisons between Leicester and Blackburn title wins

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Alan Shearer has been discussing how Leicester City's fairytale Premier League title win compares to that of his old club Blackburn Rovers.

Like the rest of the football and wider sporting world, Premier League legend and all-time leading goalscorer Shearer has been as amazed by the Foxes' astonishing title win as everybody else.

Claudio Ranieri's men sealed the most unlikely of league title victories when their nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw by Chelsea last time out.

The triumph has sparked much debate over where the achievement ranks in the annals of football history.

Many say it eclipses the achievement of Nottingham Forest winning the title after being promoted to the top flight given it was a more level playing field back then.

Others have compared it to when Blackburn Rovers pipped Manchester United to the title back in 1995 in their third season back in the top flight.

'There's a big difference'

But Shearer has dismissed those suggestions in his latest column for Coral.

"I’ve heard comparisons to when we won it with Blackburn," Shearer wrote on Coral.

"Yes, they are a similar size club to Leicester but the big difference is, everyone knew we were in the hunt because we had finished second the season before.

"Nobody could stop us.

"With Leicester, nobody could see it coming."

Leicester didn't have to rely on others

Blackburn's win ended an 81-year run without an English league title while Leicester's is their first ever.

Like the Foxes, Rovers led the way for most of the season.

But while Blackburn had to rely on West Ham holding the Red Devils to a 1-1 draw on the final day to hand Kenny Dalglish's side the trophy, Leicester have done theirs with two games to spare.

Unsurprisingly both sides also saw several of their players make the PFA team of the year.

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