Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ranieri: Leicester will go as underdogs against Millwall

London: Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes the Premier League champions are the underdogs heading into today’s FA Cup tie at Millwall.

Ranieri’s side sit 33 places above the League One Lions, who are unbeaten in their last 12 games and beat Bournemouth and Watford to make the fifth round, but the Foxes — 17th in the table — have lost their last five league games and failed to score in the top flight in their last six games. And Leicester is prepared to risk seeing the season lurch to a new low by making wholesale changes. “I make a lot of changes. All my team is new and there will be 10 changes again. Millwall have beaten two EPL teams.

“We know this and we are underdogs. Our target is to be safe in EPL. I want to give another opportunity to the players who played against Derby for them to show how good they are. Believe me, I don’t think about Sevilla (in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday), I think about Millwall,” Ranieri added.

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