Rodgers - Foxes can show top-four material

07 July 2020 00:14:39 GMTPlus10

Brendan Rodgers is calling on his side to show their fighting spirit as they aim to finish in the Champions League qualification spots.

The Foxes sit third in the Premier League but have wobbled in the second half of the season with only five wins in the last 17 fixtures, a run which has allowed Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves to significantly narrow the gap in the top-four race.

However, Rodgers' side got back on track on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in a game where Jamie Vardy grabbed his 100th Premier League goal.

The pressure cranks up for the final five fixtures, with the first of those is away at resurgent Arsenal, who have won four matches on the spin in all competitions, including a 2-0 success at Wolves on Saturday.

Rodgers, who switched to a back three against Palace, has declared England internationals James Maddison and Ben Chilwell as big doubts for the trip to London and is trying not to look too far ahead despite a run-in which sees them tackle Arsenal, United and Tottenham.

"No doubt, they're big games, hopefully we can finish them off, said Rodgers. "We won't get too emotional on them. The focus is on the next game, but every game is huge going forward.

"As a squad, we will fight to the very last whistle."

Leicester are 3.20, with Arsenal 2.20 and the draw is 3.50.

The Foxes are 2.62 to finish in the top four, with Arsenal at 1001.00.

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