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Opinion: Leicester City face crucial four-week span that could win Premier League title

The race for the Premier League title is nearing a dramatic conclusion as Leicester City look to protect their spot at the top of the table.

With just seven games remaining in the campaign, many have acknowledged that it is now a two-horse race for the title with the Foxes facing competition from Tottenham.

Although Arsenal are still mathematically in the hunt, an 11-point gap, albeit with a game in hand, seems like a difficult task for the Gunners who are only now showing signs of overcoming their recent struggles.

As a result, Claudio Ranieri’s men will be looking over their shoulder at Spurs, and hoping to keep them at bay particularly with a favourable run of fixtures following the international break.

Tottenham will return to action first on April 2 when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool, while Leicester face Southampton at home a day later.

Mauricio Pochettino will have to find a way to avoid a slip up against the Reds who had looked in good shape prior to their loss to the Saints at the weekend, and a trip to Anfield is never an easy task to manage regardless.

However, Spurs then face Manchester United at home before travelling to Stoke City, and although an away trip to Chelsea follows a fortnight later, that is a particularly daunting schedule for the title chasers which could prove to be decisive.

Meanwhile, the Foxes go on face Sunderland (A) and West Ham United (H) before hosting Swansea City at the King Power Stadium, in a run of fixtures that they will feel confident about.

Ranieri will know that his side need to take as many points as possible from their next four games, as they do not want to be in a position where they are chasing wins away at Man United and Chelsea in their last two trips to end the season.

In turn, the next four weeks will be crucial for them. Build enough of a lead as Tottenham risk slipping up against dangerous opposition, and the title could well be theirs. Falter ahead of a difficult end to the season, and their north London rivals will be buoyed and ready to push right down to the wire.

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