Even if another shock Premier League title isn’t on the cards, the outsider which won in 2016 is firmly a part of English soccer’s top four this season.
Beating Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday leaves Leicester second, five points off leader Liverpool, and with a nine-point cushion to the fifth spot.
It also deepens the gloom at Arsenal, where Unai Emery is dealing with a five-game winless run as well as the now former captain Granit Xhaka’s rift with fans.
Chelsea is third, level on points with Leicester, after winning its sixth league game in a row _ a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. Tottenham drew 1-1 with Sheffield United in a game full of video-review controversy and hasn’t won consecutive games since April.
Liverpool and fourth-place Manchester City play Sunday.
Jamie Vardy remains the Premier League’s top scorer after another dominant game against Arsenal.