Ranieri urges Leicester to take title chance

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has urged his side to seize their opportunity to battle for the title this season.

The Foxes are currently three points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League standings.

Despite repeatedly playing down Leicester’s chances of winning the title, Ranieri wants his players to take the opportunity to make history.

“This is a crazy league,” he said. “We are doing a fantastic season but I believe some teams are underachieving, I don’t know the reason. If Leicester is top of the league there is something strange, but for us it’s good.

“We are at a high level and we want to stay at the top but it is because a lot of the big teams aren’t in their normal position.

“It is a strange league this year and a team like us can do something good. This is the right moment for us to push a lot because next season it’s not the same, it is not a normal Premier League. But we fight because next season is the truth.

“It is the start of the February matches and we are ready to fight.

“Now it is important to focus 100 per cent. That is it for us, match by match. Every game is the final one to finish the Premier League.”