Leicester will host Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in their English Premiere League Campaign on Dec. 14, Thursday starting 8 PM GMT. Leicester’s journey has been remarkable this season with Jamie Vardy leading from the front. They will hope to continue the same run against Chelsea when both teams clash on Monday.
According to ESPN FC, Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho reflected on the fact that football as a game has the ability to transform drastically. This year’s defending champions soon found themselves close to bottom of the table as Leicester continue on their brilliant run.
Mourinho spoke about Leicester City, and their manager, Claudio Ranieri, “They deserve for us to speak about how well they are doing,” Mourinho said. “I would love to be in their position.”
“One year ago, they were bottom of the league. One year ago, Ranieri was sacked from the Greece national team after losing to the Faroe Islands and at this moment, they are top and he is the top manager in the league.”
As per the BBC reports, if Leicester manage to win against Chelsea, it would be a huge statement. Having lost to Arsenal and drawn with Manchester United, beating Chelsea in their own backyard would be a huge boost to their confidence.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said, ”Chelsea for me means a lot because I worked there for four years. I’m very proud to have been their manager. But that’s an old story and now my focus is on Leicester.”
“Their record does not mean anything as Chelsea are Chelsea and Mourinho is Mourinho. I’m sure at the end of the season they will be in the top four.”
It would be interesting to see how things play out in Monday night’s encounter.
Leicester vs Chelsea, English Premiere League
Date: Monday, 14 December 2015
Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester, England
Live Stream: Premier League Live