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You Cannot Handle the Huth: A Conversation With a Premier League Winner

Six years ago Leicester City Premier League win came against seemingly impossible odds, rising to the summit having been in a relegation dog-fight the previous season to claim a maiden top-flight title. Facing odds of 5000/1, the Foxes destroyed the opposition, finishing 10 points ahead of Arsenal, 11 ahead of Tottenham, 15 up on Manchester City and Manchester United, 21 in front of eighth-place Liverpool and 31 points ahead of 2014-15 champions Chelsea.

Robert Huth was a rock at the centre of Claudio Ranieri’s defence and as part of a great article that you can read on The Analyst, the German recently sat down (virtually) with Kevin Chroust and Matt Furniss to give us his insight into the incredible Leicester City Premier League win. Hear his thoughts on former manager at Chelsea Claudio Ranieri replacing Nigel Pearson, his expectations coming into their incredible title winning season and where the side got it tactically right during the campaign.

This podcast and interview was originally published in April 2021.

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If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United.

At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup