Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six games across all competitions heading into their clash against Chelsea later today. A win against Frank Lampard’s men will take Leicester to the top of the table, while a win for Chelsea will help Blues move to sixth position in the table.
Leicester City are on an excellent run defeating Tottenham, Everton and Southampton, and recently played out a draw against the table toppers Manchester United. Liverpool’s draw against Manchester United ensured Leicester remained third in the table with 35 points.
Speaking ahead of their game against Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers admitted he is relishing the challenge of facing Chelsea. The Leicester manager added “You only need to look at the teams around us. I know we disappointed most people when we stopped the 1st vs 2nd game yesterday by winning our game against Southampton. So that was unfortunate for you guys.”
“I have been very happy. The players have been outstanding up until this point. You have to retain that hunger and desire if you want to constantly be up in that top echelons in the league.”
“We are fighting with some super teams. There’s some big teams up there but our guys are competing and that is all I can ask.”
Frank Lampard’s men managed a hard-earned victory against their neighbours Fulham to end their recent run of poor results. The Blues have struggled in their recent games to score goals, and won their game against Fulham by a single goal after Fulham were reduced to 10 men.
Speaking to reporters Frank Lampard said Leicester City are genuine title contenders this season. The Blues manager added “Leicester are in the title race for sure because of the way they are playing, the results they are getting, and their position in the league.”
“Last season we managed to get above them at the back end of the season but it was a big ask for us because they’re a very good team with very good individuals and a very good manager.”
“They’re in the race and there are others that are in the race but we have to not consider the race at the moment and consider ourselves and if we can get wins that will propel us back up to where we want to be.”