Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has talked down his side’s chances of surviving in the Premier League, insisting that his players are yet to achieve anything until the season comes to a close, reports Sky Sports.
Four consecutive wins in the Premier League has seen Leicester City salvage their season, and they face Chelsea this week with a chance to extend their gap above the relegation zone. Victory against West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, and Burnley sees the Foxes being tipped to challenge Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.
Leicester are one point ahead of the bottom-three in the Premier League after 33 games. They are the in-form side in the bottom-half of the table, but can still be caught if they drop points in their next game, should sides below them pick up results. As a result, Pearson isn’t taking anything for granted, as he knows how quickly things can change.
The Midlands club face Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers in their last two league games of the season, who are currently both in the relegation zone. They could well secure their safety, or be dragged into the bottom-three at the end of the campaign, which is why their manager won’t rest on any laurels.
“I’m not trying to play it down because at this stage and with the situation we are in it’s very positive to talk about four wins on the trot. But we talked about if we can get to the last four or five games in contention – and we are. If we can go to the last game with our fate in our own hands that will be something which maybe a couple of months ago you hoped for but it was not as realistic as it is now,” he said.
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