Date: 6th April 2021 at 7:15pm
Written by:

Former midfielder has backed the Foxes to finish inside the top four, avoiding a repeat of the dramatic capitulation last season. 

Despite a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City over the weekend, hold a seven-point advantage over fifth-placed Tottenham and could be on the cusp of returning to the UEFA Champions League next season for the first time since 2016/17.

However, Brendan Rodgers won&8217;t be resting on any laurels, having seemingly been all-but-confirmed as a top-four side last term, before falling apart on the run in to finish fifth.

Gillespie, who represented the Foxes on 46 occasions during his playing career, has told Football FanCast that he expects the side to hold their nerve on this occasion:

“In terms of where they are, I really like watching them, but Manchester City are too far ahead of anyone.

“But in terms of what they’ve done, they look pretty safe for top four. They fell away badly last year towards the end, but they haven’t got the Europa League, have an semi-final to look forward to and are sitting third in the league.”

The 46-year-old also touched on the famous 2015/16 title-winning season under Claudio Ranieri, admitting a repeat remains unlikely:

“When Leicester won the league, what are your expectations then? It’s not something that’s going to be a regular thing.

“Anybody who’s a Leicester fan can enjoy that moment and think ‘wow’ how amazing did we do there? But I’ve got to be realistic, we’re not going to do that again.”

Will Leicester finish inside the top four?





Given how the final fixtures played out last season and the chasing pack, Rodgers will be desperate to get the points on the board before what looks to be a difficult final three fixtures.

The Foxes start with a trip to to face Manchester United before Chelsea away and finishing the season by welcoming Tottenham to .