Five years ago Leicester City pulled off the biggest blow in English football history by winning the title. Next Saturday, the Foxes and their three Belgians, Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne and Dennis Praet, can shake up the establishment once again by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

On May 2, 2016, a little after midnight Belgian time, Melton Mowbray, a village in the county of Leicestershire, suffered a real earthquake. Leicester City players gathered there to celebrate their Premier League title. The shock wave is felt as far as London, Manchester and Liverpool. While Jamie Vardy entertains his partners in his 550 square meter country house, the big clubs are freaking out. Arsenal and Tottenham manage to limit the damage. They finish ten and eleven points respectively from the Foxes. The two Manchester clubs, with 66 points, occupy the fourth and fifth places, but Liverpool and Chelsea see Europe elude them. The Big Six must endure the intrusion of Leicester, but they do not want to relive such a situation. “Never again” becomes the credo of these clubs and they keep their word. At least until last season, when Leicester City finished fifth and broke Big Six hegemony for the first time since 2016. …

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