This is how Leicester City's title odds have dropped throughout the season 4 years ago

This is how Leicester City's title odds have dropped throughout the season

Leicester City's pre-season title odds have been the subject of so much discussion that you could be forgiven for thinking '5000/1 shots Leicester City' was the name of the team.

We've read about the cashouts and the comparative odds, while we've also learned that Claudio Ranieri's team are longer odds to retain their title than to get relegated next season.

But now we can see how that initial 5000/1 came all the way down over the course of the season, thanks to this game-by-game chart from bettingexpert.

Not only were the Foxes huge outsiders to win the league based on bookies' odds, but the chances of Wes Morgan lifting the trophy aloft were less than 1 percent right up until the 3-0 victory at Swansea in December.

Swansea City v Leicester City - Premier League

In fact, it was arguably the Jamie Vardy-inspired victory over Liverpool in February which convinced people it was more than just a pipe dream.

That win, coupled with Arsenal's goalless draw at home to Southampton, saw Leicester's odds drop to single figures for the first time all season.

Other teams might have been close to odds-on at that stage, with a three-point lead and just 14 games remaining, but Ranieri's team were still 5/1. It was not until March 14, when victory over Newcastle extended the lead to five points with eight to play, that Leicester were considered more likely than not to win the league.

Here's how it played out throughout the campaign.

Leicester Odds