Brendan Rodgers is aiming for FIVE victories from the last 10 games as Leicester boss focuses on Champions League
Brendan Rodgers aims for FIVE more wins from the remaining 10 games of Leicester while Foxes boss focuses on qualifying for the Champions League
- Leicester is fighting this season to qualify for Champions League football
- The foxes are third in the table, but have experienced an overwhelming February without profit
- They need to rediscover their shape to seal a sensational top-four finish
- Brendan Rodgers believes that five wins from 10 games will be enough to seal it
Brendan Rodgers believes that Leicester must win at least five of their remaining 10 games to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in their history.
Although they only get 12 points from their last 12 Premier League games, the third-placed Foxes still have an eight-point cushion for Manchester United in the fifth, and are on their way to end the campaign in the top four.
For the first time this season, Rodgers spoke openly about the prospect of Champions League football and his team has set a goal to achieve this.
Brendan Rodgers has set the Leicester side profit target for the rest of the season
The foxes went without profit throughout February and have to rediscover their shape
Rodgers believes they should recover from their slump and win five of the 10 remaining games
He said: “We want to win at least half, maybe more. That is our focus. It is something that we are ready to embrace, we have placed ourselves in a great position, what has gone before, has disappeared and we are in a great position.
‘If you assess the position we are in, we do not want to end up lower. It means that we have 10 more games to go if we can get the points that we want that we might not end up lower. “
Leicester is battling Aston Villa at King Power Stadium on Monday and has a promising list of matches on paper. They have already played Liverpool and Manchester City at home and away and still have games with the prospect of Watford, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, as well as Villa.
Leicester is preparing for March with a better result in the competition against Aston Villa
The Foxes beat 1-0 on Wednesday in the FA Cup on Thursday at the King Power
Top scorer Jamie Vardy is expected to be involved in that game after missing the last two games with a calf problem, but left back Ben Chilwell may miss out on a hamstring injury.
Before Christmas, the gap to fifth place reached 14 points in one phase, before the shape of Leicester diminished somewhat, with Rodgers admitting that the size of the gap would have lulled his players into thinking that the work had already been done.
He added: “When we were in such a great position with the gap, the distance, there might have been a subconscious feeling among the players. It can of course be there and that can happen to any team. But we are still well on track with the goals we set at the start of the season. “
Jamie Vardy had to miss the last competition of the Foxes, but is about to return to give a vital boost