Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has warned Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, that his players will be as determined as ever to beat the Blues in tonight’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, despite being in the box seat to secure a top-four finish this season.
Rodgers believes Leicester has a great opportunity to qualify for next season’s Champions League and intends to take it when they tackle Tuchel’s men.
Leicester and Chelsea will go head-to-head for the second time in the space of just four days following Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley, which saw Rodgers’s side lift the trophy for the first time in their history with a 1-0 win.
The Foxes are currently in the third position on the Premier League table with 66 points from 36 games, while Chelsea is fourth with 64 points from the same number of games.
“There are no ramifications for us,” Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference.
“We have to control what we do and we have it in our hands.
“We have got European football, but we have two games to arrive in the top four. We can only control what we have ourselves.
“Big Sam [Allardyce] will be disappointed because they [West Brom] defended well [against Liverpool]. We have a great opportunity to qualify [for the Champions League] and we intend to take it.”
“When you are a club that wants to win, you know sometimes you will fall short,” He added.
“They [Chelsea] are in the Champions League final for a reason.
“We have to work hard and be equally aggressive and see if we can make our chances count [against them].”
The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Leicester is 8.15 pm.
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