English Premiership

Foxes up for Blues visit

2015-04-29 15:07
Marc Albrighton (Supplied)

Cape Town - Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton says the Foxes are looking forward to their clash with league leaders Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

Leicester have spent most of the season at the bottom of the Premier League table, but four wins in a row have lifted them out of the drop zone for the first time since November, although they remain just one point above Sunderland.

The Blues have been top of the league since the start, and currently hold a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal in second.

If Chelsea do beat the Foxes then they can lift the trophy with victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge this coming Sunday, but Albrighton hopes to postpone that party by taking his club one step closer to safety.

"The last two home games have been special occasions," he told the club's website. "Obviously winning the games helps, but we need the fans on side and they've been terrific with me when I've been playing. 

"Obviously it's a massive ask. We've just won four on the bounce and everyone is looking to us to take it to Chelsea, which we will do.

"We'll have a right go at them. I'm sure this place will be rocking under the lights against probably the champions-elect. We're looking forward to it. It'll be a tough game but one we'll relish.

"They won't be coming here thinking it's going to be an easy game, that's for sure.  They know that we gave them a game at their place earlier in the season and they've seen our performances of late.

"They know we'll be confident and what to expect from the crowd and fans here on Wednesday night. They'll be wary of us."

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