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Some remarkable statistics illustrate Leicester City's dramatic Premier League collapse

Relegation is becoming a real possibility as Claudio Ranieri’s side continue to slide.

Image: Nick Potts

IT’S NOT PLEASANT viewing, is it? The reigning Premier League champions are now just one point off the relegation zone after yet another defeat earlier today – this time to Swansea.

It was a fifth consecutive loss for Leicester City and the alarming statistics continue to roll in.

They have now made history: no reigning champions of England’s top division has ever failed to score in six consecutive league games.

They are the only team in Europe’s top 5 leagues not to score a league goal in 2017.

The club has not found the net in over ten hours of top-flight football. Their last goal came on the same day as their last victory – 31 December against West Ham, when Islam Slimani scored in a 1-0 win.

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