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Leicester on track to shatter Championship points record as Enzo Maresca’s side now TEN points clear at top of table

LEICESTER are on course to obliterate the Championship points record as they continue a breathtaking season in the second tier.

The Foxes suffered bitter disappointment on the final day of the 2022/23 campaign as they were relegated from the Premier League after nine years in the top flight.

Leicester have brushed aside their Championship opposition so far this season

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Leicester have brushed aside their Championship opposition so far this seasonCredit: Getty
Enzo Maresca's men are on track to set a record points total

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Enzo Maresca’s men are on track to set a record points totalCredit: Jamie McPhilimey

But they are set to bounce back immediately as they sit 10 points clear of second-place Ipswich after 26 games.

Enzo Maresca‘s men have already accumulated 65 points thanks to 21 wins, two draws and just three defeats.

This means they are projected to finish on 115 points come the end of the season.

That would destroy the previous highest total achieved by a Championship side – which was recorded by Reading at the end of the 2005/06 campaign when they racked up 106 points under Steve Coppell.

The Royals broke the record by just one point, pipping Sunderland‘s tally of 105 from 1998/99.

Only four other Championship sides have reached 100 points.

Newcastle finished on 102 at the end of the 2009/10 season, while Leicester‘s last promotion in 2014 also saw them go up with 102.

Fulham finished 2000/01 with 101 points, while the most recent centurions were Burnley when they managed the same total last season.

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Leicester are on course to register a record points tally in the Championship
Leicester are on course to register a record points tally in the Championship

The rest of the top 10 is rounded off by three 99-point teams in Manchester City‘s 2001/02 side under Kevin Keegan, Chelsea‘s 1988/89 team, and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves outfit from 2017/18.

And while Leicester are on track to break the record by a huge nine points, they could yet set an even higher bar.

Maresca, a former assistant of Pep Guardiola‘s at Man City, has led his side to a run of seven wins and one draw from their last eight matches.

Their only dropped points in that time came away at fellow promotion-chasing Ipswich.

And with their form only improving, Leicester could yet exceed their projected total of 115 points.

The maximum they could finish with is 125 points if they were to win all of their remaining 20 matches.

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