After 30 games, Leicester lead the Premier League. Is history on their side?

The Foxes lead Tottenham by five points at the top of the table

After 30 games, Leicester lead the Premier League. Is history on their side?

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Leicester City remain odds-on favourites to win the Premier League after their 1-0 win at home to Newcastle United on Monday night.

Shinji Okazaki's goal meant the Leicester are five points clear of Tottenham with eight games to play. Despite their odds-on status, how likely are the team, leading the Premier League after 30 games, to win the division? The last five seasons may worry Leicester fans and give hope to Tottenham.


Such was Chelsea's dominance in the 2014/15 season, Jose Mourinho's side won the league by eight points from Manchester City. Chelsea finished the season on 87 points.


Despite leading after playing 30 games, Chelsea finished the season in third place. Both Liverpool and Manchester City had games in-hand on Mourinho's side. City ended up as champions on 86 points.


Alex Ferguson's final season as Manchester United manager was one of his most comfortable. They won the league by eleven points for the club's twentieth league title.


The most dramatic ending to a Premier League season ended with Manchester City winning the title on goal difference. With eight games to go their rivals Manchester United were leading the table by three points.


Manchester United pulled ahead of the pack in the final weeks of the season to finish nine points clear of Chelsea and Manchester City. United finished the season on 89 points.