Leicester’s brilliant form under Brendan Rodgers: Only Liverpool and Man City have won more Premier League points

After seven games, the top of the Premier League table has taken the shape most of us expected it to with Liverpool and Manchester City occupying the number one and number two positions.

However, further down it’s a little bit of a surprise with Leicester City in third place at the moment.

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Rodgers is building something very promising at the King Power Stadium
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The Foxes rose to third after a brilliant thumping Newcastle 5-0 on Sunday.

Ricardo Pereira’s neat finish opened the scoring while Jamie Vardy’s strike and Paul Dummett’s own goal took the game away from Steve Bruce’s side.

Vardy added another before Wilfried Ndidi scored in the closing stages to complete the rout.

Leicester have made an excellent start to the 2019/20 campaign which has also seen them come from behind to beat Tottenham.

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However, Leicester’s great form actually stretches back to when Brendan Rodgers became their manager last season.

In fact, since Rodgers’ first game in charge in March, Leicester have won 31 points in the Premier League.

This total has only been eclipsed by Liverpool (49) and Manchester City (43) in the same period.

Below you can see a table looking at the top six teams to have won the most league points since Rodgers’ first game in charge of Leicester.

The Brendan Rodgers effect

Leicester have won the third most Premier League points since Rodgers' first game in charge

1) Liverpool – 49 points

2) Manchester City – 43 points

3) Leicester – 31 points

4) Chelsea – 30 points

5) Arsenal – 25 points

6) Everton – 25 points

Leicester’s next game sees them face Rodgers’ old club Liverpool at Anfield, who hold a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.

A win for the Foxes would put them four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men and would only strengthen Leicester’s bid to break into the top six and secure European football next season.

Carry on like that though and they could finish in the top four, although Rodgers has moved to play down suggestions his side will get into the coveted Champions League spots.

Rodgers said: “It’s still very early, we’re not getting carried away, that’s for sure. The top six have been there for a number of years.

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Can Leicester finish in the top six or even the top four?
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“The numbers show that they actually in the last few years have grown away from those teams below.

“For us we’re in a process of getting better and improving and (the win over Newcastle) was a good measure of where we’re at from when we last played them. A few months on, the players have shown really good progress.

“There’s a lot of work to do. It’s a long season, the top two teams are at a really, really high level. Our job is to be as competitive as we can and let’s see where it takes us.”

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