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When can Leicester City be crowned Premier League champions?

Leicester will win the Premier League title if they match their results from earlier in the season
Image: Can Leicester make Premier League history?

Leicester could be crowned Premier League champions with three games to spare, if the teams in the title race repeat their results against their remaining opponents from earlier this season.

Claudio Ranieri's side are currently seven points clear at the top of the league with six games to play, with Tottenham in second. Arsenal and Manchester City both have a game in hand on the top two, but are 11 and 15 points adrift respectively.

That means Leicester's home game with Swansea on Super Sunday on April 24 could be an historic moment for the Foxes.

Having seen off the challenge from Ronald Koeman's Southampton on Saturday, Leicester are now preparing for fixtures with Sunderland and West Ham. Earlier this season, the Foxes took six points from those opponents - a repeat would move them on to 75 points with just four to play.

Tottenham repeated their early-season result against Liverpool, drawing at Anfield as Mauricio Pochettino's side missed the chance to keep pace with the league leaders.

Games against Manchester United and Stoke loom for Spurs and if they were to repeat their early-season results against those two teams they would slip further behind the Foxes, having lost and drawn previously.

Remaining fixtures (and previous results)

Leicester Tottenham Arsenal Man City
Sunderland (W) Man Utd (L) West Ham (L) West Brom (W)
West Ham (W) Stoke (D) Crystal Palace (W) Chelsea (W)
West Brom (L) Newcastle (W)
Swansea (W) West Brom (D) Sunderland (W) Stoke (L)
Man Utd (D) Chelsea (D) Norwich (D) Southampton (W)
Everton (W) Southampton (W) Man City (W) Arsenal (L)
Chelsea (W) Newcastle (L) Aston Villa (W) Swansea (W)

Arsenal and Man City will have played their games in hand by the time Leicester host Swansea at the King Power, and previously took three and nine points from their next three opponents.

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That means Leicester would go into Matchday 35 12 points clear of Manchester City and Tottenham, with Arsenal 14 points back - with 12 points left to play for.

That weekend, Man City, Arsenal and Leicester all play on the Sunday, before Tottenham host West Brom on Monday Night Football.

Wes Morgan celebrates with team-mates after opening the scoring against Southampton
Image: Wes Morgan headed Leicester to within 12 points of a maiden top-flight crown

City play at midday at home to Stoke, who they lost to earlier this season. A repeat would mean they remain on 63 points, with three to play - and unable to overturn their deficit on Leicester, regardless of the Foxes' result later that afternoon.

Arsenal then visit Sunderland at 2.05pm. The Gunners won the reverse fixture and a recurrence would take them to 64 points. Technically they could still match Leicester's points total and win the league on goal difference - if Leicester lose all of their remaining games.

But Leicester then host Swansea at 4.15pm and if they replicate December's 3-0 win over the Swans, Ranieri's side would move to 78 points. Tottenham would be 15 adrift with four to play at that point, meaning Leicester could celebrate at the final whistle.

How it would stand after 35 games if results repeated

Team Games played Points Goal difference
Leicester (c) 35 78 +32
Tottenham 35 64 +32
Arsenal 35 64 +25
Man City 35 63 +35

Spurs drew with West Brom earlier this season and another 1-1 would leave Mauricio Pochettino's men on 64 points with three to play. Spurs took just four points from their final three opponents in the reverse fixtures - Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle - and a similar outcome would leave them on just 68 points.

That would only be good enough for fourth come the end of the season, should all results be repeated, with Leicester champions on 85 points, 12 points clear of Arsenal (71), with Man City (69) finishing ahead of Tottenham (68).

At the other end of the table, Norwich would survive relegation to the Sky Bet Championship after building on Saturday's dramatic win over Newcastle, who would drop down along with north-east rivals Sunderland and the already doomed Aston Villa.

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