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English Premier League winner Christian Fuchs on Leicester City attempting Mission: Impossible 2

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

In 2015/16, Leicester City defied odds of 5,000/1 to win the English Premier League. Five seasons on, as they top the table again ahead of a game at reigning champions Liverpool, defender Christian Fuchs speaks to CNN Sport about the current campaign

(CNN)Christian Fuchs fondly remembers the moment in 2016 when it dawned on him that Leicester City -- a team which avoided relegation the previous season by the narrowest of margins -- would do the unthinkable and win the English Premier League, defying astronomical odds of 5,000/1 in the process.

It was four years ago that Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in early May, mathematically assuring Leicester of the title, and only then did Fuchs allow himself to think the impossible was possible.

Five seasons on from possibly the greatest underdog story in the history of sports, the Foxes are yet again threatening to upset conventional wisdom, by not only topping the table with just over a fifth of the 2020/21 season played, but aiming to extend their lead over current champion Liverpool to four points by winning at Anfield on Sunday.

And if sequels often contain a measure of revenge, then Fuchs and his teammates have the perfect plot twist planned by seeking to make amends for the controversial 2-1 defeat in the league game at Anfield last season, courtesy of a VAR-awarded penalty in injury time.

Leicester's early season resurgence was not necessarily on the cards, considering that its form post-'Project Lockdown' earlier this year was anything but great, throwing away what looked like a certain Champions League position on the final day of the delayed 2019/20 season.

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