I feel like I'm writing the same card each week.
Looking at the above is truly unbelievable. Leicester City, the team that everyone expected to be relegated after somehow escaping relegation last year, sit in FIRST PLACE after half of the season has passed.
And the best part is, they've earned every bit of it.
Riyad Mahrez - who assisted one goal (to the perfect Jamie Vardy) and scored an absolute stunner of his own (seriously, he looked like Messi, curling one around the keeper with his left foot) - could be the best midfielder in the Prem right now. He's that good.
Vardy can't stop scoring, as he continues to lead the scorers' chart with 15 goals from 16 matches. Truly, hard to believe. His goal yesterday which got the scoring started vs. Chelsea was beautiful, as he latched on to the end of a delicious cross from Mahrez and poked it home for the goal.
The other end of the table brings a very different reality.
Chelsea, who at this time last year were all but certain to go on to win the title (which they did), sit in 16th place. One point off the relegation zone.
They have been outplayed all season long and their 9 losses are no illusion. They just are not any good.
It's difficult to believe that a team with Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Willian and others in their First XI could lose 9 matches. But they have done.
Manager Jose Mourinho said that he felt 'betrayed' by his players in the game last night as they continuously missed assignments and failed to follow his instruction. I'm not sure how true that is but in any case, for me, it's time for him to go.
Cheers to Leicester City. I hope their success continues. They are an absolute joy to watch, as they seem to be as shocked as everyone else when they keep winning.
Did you see any of the match?