Leicester City ahead of Sheffield United to keep the Champions League dream alive

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MFor Brendan Rodgers, Anager, Leicester City is in first position in their quest for qualification for the Champions League, despite their defeat in the Premier League against Bournemouth this weekend.Leicester suffered a 4-1 loss to Bournemouth, threatened with relegation, on Sunday, but remained in the top four on goal difference after Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton a day later.

With three rounds of matches remaining, the battle for the Champions League spots could be settled on the last day of the season when Leicester will host United at King Power Stadium.

“Fate is still with us, if that is the case, we are happy to accept responsibility and pressure,” Rodgers said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“That’s all you want and with the Chelsea defeat and the Man United delay there will be other results that will also surprise. We have been there for so long, we have fought to stay there and we are in a first-class class.

“We had a disappointing result, so we have to move on. This is the type of mentality that we have always had. ”

Leicester’s duo Ben Chilwell (foot) and midfielder James Maddison (hip) are in doubt for Thursday’s championship game against Sheffield United, while central defender Caglar Soyuncu is suspended for the rest of the season after his red card in Bournemouth.

“We are obviously evaluating Ben and James game by game, so we will leave at the last moment to see how they are going but (there are) question marks,” said Rodgers.

“Obviously, we are without Caglar, which is a big blow for us. But we will adjust and adapt and prepare a team to get a result on Thursday. ”

Sheffield United is seventh in the standings with 54 points, five behind Leicester.

The Blades have collected 10 points in their last four games with wins over Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, and a draw at Burnley.

“We are planning nothing but the next game, which is one in which we are going to be in a good mood and have a good time,” Wilder told reporters at a virtual press conference.

“We are positive and why should we not be. We have to make sure that the performances are up to those that allowed us to obtain results against Chelsea, Wolves and Spurs. ”

Wilder has confirmed that midfielder John Fleck, who has missed the Blades’ last four games due to injury, is about to return.

Reuters



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