Leicester City could win title in April and be placed in top Champions League pot

It would be the story of the Premier League century if Leicester City are able to win the title. If everything goes according to plan, they could be able to win it by the end of April, says Sky Sports.

The Foxes have seven games remaining on their schedule, the same amount as second-placed Tottenham Hotspurs and one less than third-placed Arsenal and fourth-placed Manchester City.

Now, if all four remaining title contenders record the same results against their remaining opponents from earlier this season, the Foxes will be able to celebrate the Premier League crown on April 24, after a home game against Swansea City.

Leicester have games left against Southampton (H), Sunderland (A), West Ham (H), Swansea (H), Manchester United (A), Everton (H), and Chelsea (A).

Earlier this season, Claudio Ranieri’s men gained seven points from the encounters against the first three of those opponents. A repeat would move them on to 73 points with four to play.

Tottenham managed to take just two points against Liverpool, Manchester United and Stoke City, while Arsenal gained six points against Watford, West Ham, Crystal Palace and West Brom. Meanwhile, City took 12 points against Bournemouth, West Brom, Chelsea and Newcastle.

That means Leicester would go into their game on matchday 35 against Swansea 10 points clear of Manchester City and Tottenham, and 12 points clear of Arsenal, with 12 points left to play for.

Therefore, if the Foxes then beat the Swans at the King Power Stadium on April 24, they will be crowned champions and be placed in the Champions League’s top pot because of it.

Prior to the current season, the top eight seeds were ordered by the coefficients of the competing clubs, but as of the current campaign, league champions from Europe’s top seven leagues will be placed directly into the top pot, according to Sky Sports.

Those are Spain, Germany, England, Italy, Portugal, France and Russia, meaning Leicester would be placed in a pot with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, PSG and CSKA Moscow.

And if the Champions League winners have already won their domestic league, the remaining eighth place will go to Ukraine, where Dynamo Kiev are currently leading the way.

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