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Leicester City Boss Brendan Rodgers Confident FA Cup Winners Will Seal Champions League Spot

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Brendan Rodgers says his Leicester gamers are able to seize the chance of rounding off a beautiful season by qualifying for the Champions League so as to add to Saturday’s FA Cup triumph. The Foxes face an prompt re-match with Chelsea after edging the Blues 1-0 at Wembley to give the club its first FA Cup victory after 4 earlier losses within the remaining.

Leicester are presently third within the desk and victory over fourth-placed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge would safe their high 4 place — Tuesday’s opponents are two factors worse off with two matches remaining.

Nevertheless, 2020 title winners Liverpool are simply three factors adrift of Leicester having discovered a good run of late type.

Goalkeeper Allison’s last gasp headed goal to beat relegated West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Sunday saved them firmly within the hunt.

Rodgers dismissed the impression the Brazilian’s late objective might have on the race for the Champions League spots.

“There is not any ramifications for us,” he stated.

“The whole lot’s nonetheless in our fingers.

“The gamers have been completely good up till this level.

“We have European soccer, we have got two video games now to reach into the highest 4.

“We concentrate on ourselves and we have got a terrific alternative to qualify.

“With two video games to go, we intention to take it.”

Rodgers will probably be hoping for a unique final result to what occurred final season. 

Leicester misplaced out on Champions League soccer on the final day after their league type abandoned them after the resumption following the primary coronavirus lockdown.

The 48-year-old Northern Irishman says his gamers recovered from Saturday’s exertions on Sunday and are effectively up for Tuesday’s conflict.

He absolutely expects the sport to resemble the ultimate which was determined by a elegant lengthy vary effort from Belgian star Youri Tielemans.

“Two groups, tremendous organised, it will be a good sport,” he stated.

“That was the fantastic thing about it.

“Possibly neutrals are on the lookout for 5-4 for an FA Cup remaining however two groups urgent, organised, not so many possibilities within the sport, after which ultimately a second of high quality from Youri and a second of high quality from (goalkeeper) Kasper (Schmeichel) permits us to win the cup.

“If it is the identical tomorrow night time, then I will be actually happy.”

Rodgers says he isn’t anticipating Leicester to spend massive quantities of cash within the shut season even when they qualify for the Champions League, however he hopes the cup victory will make it a straightforward promote to potential targets.

“I believe success at all times aids within the recruitment of gamers,” he stated.

“Leicester hopefully is a sexy membership.

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“Whenever you win a cup remaining towards such an enormous opponent then in fact that may let gamers see that they need a bit of that and hopefully that may be the case in the summertime.”

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