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Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has backed Leicester to finish the job and return to the Champions League.

The Foxes travel to Arsenal tonight as they battle to rub shoulders with the European elite once again.

Rodgers' side sit third after Saturday's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace ended their winless streak since returning from lockdown.

Leicester last played in the Champions League when they reached the quarter finals in 2017, having won the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri, and Rodgers believes his team can gatecrash the top four again.

He said: "There's no doubt, we have shown over 33 games our talent. OK, we're maybe missing some players but as a squad we're very focused on achieving it and we'll fight to the final whistle.

"We have to stay in this period and focus on the next game. Hopefully by the end of the season, we've achieved the objective and the dream.

"What the players have done has been remarkable. I'm pretty clear on that and getting the perspective of it all.

"If you think of the two teams in front of us, two of the greatest teams the Premier League has produced, for us to be second in the league from a defensive perspective and third highest goalscorers means the players have been brilliant.

"The league is so competitive, not just the so called top clubs, for us to be amongst it shows the level of performance."

James Maddison is a doubt with his persistent hip injury which forced him to miss the win over the Eagles, while Ben Chilwell will be assessed after coming off with a foot injury at half time.

Arsenal v Leicester City

Premier League:

Emirates Stadium, Tonight, 8.15pm

Belfast Telegraph