James Maddison says Leicester have crushed all talk of a hangover from last season's limp finish.
The Foxes were riding high all season and looked stitched on for Champions League football when they were pipped at the post.
The crushing 5-2 victory at Manchester City saw Leicester go top of the table with midfielder Maddison saying the players were aware of whispers that they might start the campaign with a hangover from last season.
Twelve points from the last 11 games saw them slip out of the top four at the death and have to settle for a Europa League spot.
Maddison said: “We answered those questions in the right way, by doing our talking on the pitch.
“There was a lot of noise about last season, but we’d have bitten your hand off for fifth. There were murmurs about a hangover, but we’ve put those to bed.
“We’re delighted. It’s very rare that a team comes to Manchester City and scores five.
Tactically, we got it right. It’s no disrespect to West Brom or Burnley, but we had to change for City.
“We’re so happy with the start. We would expect to beat West Brom and Burnley at home, but then we’ve continued with that. We’ve limited them to a few chances, and only conceded from two set-pieces.
“The gaffer even said to us, he has had 13 years as an aggressive, front-foot manager but sometimes you can’t do that.
Brendan Rodgers' tactics ruffled a few feathers at City with midfielder Rodri accusing them of being 'lucky' and boss Pep Guardiola accusing Leicester of “only wanting to defend.”
But hat-trick hero Jamie Vardy has told Guardiola his City side were beaten by “perfect tactics.”
The Foxes' five-goal lesson tends to suggest they must have been doing something right going forward with last season's Golden Boot winner Vardy taking his season's tally to five.
The 33-year-old hitman reckons Guardiola and his men walked into a perfect game plan and paid the price.
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Vardy told LCFC TV: “We came with a game plan and I think if you look at the performance, it's worked perfectly for how we wanted to play.
“That’s one thing that you know is going to happen when you come to place like this, you don't have as much of the ball as you'd like and that's why we set up a bit deeper.
“I was in there to try and frustrate Rodri, not letting him have the ball as much to create anything.”
He added: “And when we get the ball back, then it's just about getting a few passes, breaking through their press and then you’re straight onto their back line.
“So, I think tactics-wise, we've played it perfectly. Like I said, to come away with five goals, three points, it’s brilliant.”