Premier League champions Leicester have stuttered in defence of their title just like Chelsea did... only Blackburn Rovers have endured a worse start
Being the defending Premier League champion seems to carry a heavy burden these days.
Twelve months ago, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea had chalked up just one victory by the October international break, suffering sobering losses to Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Everton and Southampton.
Now it is the turn of Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to discover just how damn tricky it is to pick up where you left off after the effects of those champagne celebrations have worn off.
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