Going into the current international break, one team sits proudly at the top of the Premier League table and for once it isn’t Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are a point clear at the top of the table, and the manager deserves plenty of credit for that.
Recovered well from defeats
What is especially telling about Leicester being top of the league is how they have bounced back from adversity.
Before the shut down last season they looked set fair for a Champions League place. That didn’t happen as a run of poor results when football returned meant they had to settle for a dreaded Europa League place.
Questions were no doubt ready to be asked this season when Leicester suffered two straight defeats. However, they have responded with three wins in a row to go top of the league.
Credit for that has to be given to the players but even more so to Rodgers.
So far this season he has prvented Leicester City falling into the trap of what happened last season when they went on a downward spiral of results.
If Leicester City are to be taken seriously as title contenders this season, it will come down to the managerial acumen of Rodgers. He really is an exceptionally good manager.
Some people might be a bit sniffy about his achievements with Celtic.
But it should be remembered that while at Celtic Rodgers won every single domestic honour he competed for, to win so many games takes great consistency.
Rodgers is the type of manager that can put together a winning run. He has shown that at Liverpool and Celtic.
If he can do that with Leicester this season in what has been a topsy turvey campaign for all the top teams, the Filbert Street club could be celebrating a second Premier League title in five years.
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