Leicester City are 1 victory away from winning the 2015/16 Premier League title and the team and fans are eager to get their hands on the coveted trophy. But when will the Foxes be presented with the ribbon adorned piece of silverware?
The Premier League has a tradition to present the trophy at the winning team’s home ground when possible and with only 1 home game remaining in the season the earliest they could grab the trophy is on Saturday, May 5. That is the date they will receive the trophy if they can take 3 points from their next 2 matches (or if challengers Tottenham drop 3 points) even if they mathematically seal the title with a win against Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.
Taking 3 points from the next 2 games is the ideal situation as it will have the trophy presentation in front of 32,000 fans at King Power Stadium.
But what if Leicester City has not sealed the title heading into the final weekend of the season?
It will be all left to play for on the final weekend of the season.
Leicester City closes out the season against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge while Tottenham play Newcastle at St. James’ Park. The 280 miles between the 2 stadia make transporting the official trophy to the winning team impossible. In this scenario there are 2 trophies and 2 presentation teams on hand to present the trophy. The official trophy is at the venue of the team at the top of the table heading into the final game, in this case Leicester, with the trophy presented to the team in front of the some 3,000+ travelling fans.
The trophy has been presented at an away stadium 4 times – 1994/95 Blackburn, 1995/96 Manchester United, 2002/03 Manchester United, and 2007/08 Manchester United – in the history of the Premier League era.
The last time there were 2 trophies was on the final day of the 2011/12 season when Manchester City grabbed the title in dramatic fashion over rival Manchester United.
But nothing is won yet for the Foxes. If Leicester fail to take 3 points from their next 3 games and Tottenham were to win their remaining games, the title would be Tottenham’s.
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