Leicester City put in what may have been their best performance of the season in a scoreless draw at Stamford Bridge, and followed that up with a solid 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup just a few days later.
With things trending in the right direction for the Foxes, there has been plenty of talk about the team:
Bargain is an understatement. There is no way to overstate just how valuable Riyad Mahrez has been for Leicester during his time at the club. His signing also fits two trends that City will hope continue with Fousseni Diabaté: successful January signings and finding bargains in Ligue 2 of France.
4 Years Ago Today:— Football Facts (@FootbalIFact) January 12, 2018
Leicester igned Riyad Mahrez for just £450,000.
✅ Premier League
✅ PFA Team of the Year
✅ PFA Players' Player of the Year
✅ PFA Fans' Player of the Year
✅ African Player of the Year
This Chelsea supporter appears to have been upset at the possession statistics of our match against them. The only explanation I can offer Mr. “bluefrankly” is that Leicester City is superior to Barcelona and Manchester City.
P.s. Leicester blue > Chelsea Blue
63%!!! Not Barcelona, not Man City but Leicester effing City— MH (@bluefrankly) January 13, 2018
Yes, he’s very very very good. Now tell your club to stay away and stop poaching our best players “Conteholic.”
Leicester's number 26 is quite good, isn't he?— CFC (@Conteholic) January 13, 2018
*Warning: vulgarity in the tweet below*
City supporters are amazing. No matter the circumstances they will creatively chant perfect banter at just about anybody.
Leicester fans sing: "Who came third in a two horse race? Tottenam Fucking Hotspur."— Dan Levene (@danlevene) January 13, 2018
This trend of upsetting the opposing team’s fans with the quality of performance is surprisingly satisfying.
Two defensive midfielders playing in front of 5 defenders and we are still getting dominated by Leicester City, How?!— ️ (@AddictedToCFC) January 13, 2018
Cheer up, buddy, there’s no shame in struggling against a superior opponent.
What we learnt from this game..— . (@OfficialCheIs) January 13, 2018
1) 11 man Leicester are better than Chelsea
2) 10 man Leicester are on the same level as Chelsea
In fairness to Arsene Wenger, it would be unfair to compare him to a legend like Sir Claudio Ranieri.
Is Wenger holding the board members families hostage? How does he still a have a job after 14 years of no league title. Ranieri won the league with flipping Leicester and got sacked 10 months later— Danny Rai (@R9Rai) January 14, 2018
The answer here is obviously Riyad Mahrez, but please enjoy the visual.
When Palace and Leicester are debating who’s better out of Zaha or Mahrez, then a West Ham fan tries suggesting Arnautovic pic.twitter.com/VHnRQzW4Xm— Benj (@Beniesta_) January 14, 2018
Hey, how’d you get that footage of me watching the match! The second half was much more entertaining anyway.
FINALLY WE HAVE A GOAL!— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 16, 2018
Leicester 1-0 Fleetwood! pic.twitter.com/J49cBN6ceX
Making history is just what we do now, I guess.
A bit of history. The flag went up, but the VAR says Iheanacho was onside.— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) January 16, 2018
Leicester have put the tie to bed. At last.
Ndidi stops absolutely everything. The man is a machine.
This is an impressive stat for Kelechi Iheanacho. Despite the turbulent start to his career with the Foxes, this match was proof that there is hope for him to be successful in Leicester.
8 - Kelechi Iheanacho has been directly involved in eight goals in eight FA Cup appearances (seven goals and one assist). Update.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 16, 2018
So not only are Foxes fans hilarious, but also generally good people! Love to hear stuff like this.
Respect to all @LCFC fans yesterday , all very friendly and helpful and had nothing but praise for us , coming over for a chat before and after the game , total respect top fans you don’t get that these days , wish they all the best #Leicester #FACup #lcfc @ftfc— Jonathan Tombs (@JonnyTombs) January 17, 2018
It’s good to see FIFA making amends for its questionable player ratings. And congratulations to Kasper!