Foxes will be tough warns Conte

17 March 2018 22:23:27 GMTPlus11

Head coach Antonio Conte expects his Chelsea outfit to be tested to the full when they visit Leicester City for an FA Cup sixth round clash on Sunday.

The two sides played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League just over two months ago, with the Foxes holding on for a point despite having Ben Chilwell sent off midway through the second half.

Leicester is a good team. In the last game we played at home we suffered against them.

Antonio Conte

And Conte is ready for another tough test on Sunday, with their hosts having lost just once in their last six games.

He told reporters: "Leicester is a good team. In the last game we played at home we suffered against them.

"I think we're talking about a team that two years ago won the title. In the squad there are many players with good qualities, talented players. They want to fight a lot.

"In the game we played at home we suffered a lot. They put on a lot of pressure, ran a lot. Also they have very dangerous players. We must pay great attention for this risk."

Chelsea can be backed at 1.90 to win in 90 minutes on Sunday and are 7.50 to secure a 1-0 victory over the Foxes, with the Londoners 1.80 to go all the way and win the FA Cup this season.

Meanwhile, Conte denied having any special plans to deal with in-form Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who has scored six times in his last eight games.

The Italian added: "Special plans? Special plans to try to defend well.

"For sure we all know the characteristics about Vardy. He's a clever player. He's very good to attack the space, to find the right time to attack the space."

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