Claudio Ranieri: 'I have been too loyal to title-winning players'

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Leroy Fer also looks more capable and is making far fewer errors - though they are still there - while Alfie Mawson - my man of the match - scored again and is improving every week.

'I have spoken with Riyad and I have spoken with Jamie and we know, ' said Ranieri.

"I could be (too loyal), could be", he said.

But Ranieri insists everything is normal and he received a vote of confidence from Leicester's Thai owners, who pledged their "unwavering support" to the 65-year-old Italian, before the Foxes beat Derby 3-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday night.

"We said before the game that at the very least, we would have to match them in that area, and I thought the players showed they were up for the challenge today".

Ranieri was backed by Leicester's Thai owners King Power prior to Sunday's game and while he conceded Swansea showed more appetite for battle, he believes fortune is now working against his team.

Ayew admits the season is now approaching a crucial stage and is determined not to go down again following last season's terrible campaign at Villa Park.

On current league form, Leicester are the worst side of all 92 League clubs in 2017, without a goal or win to their names.

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"You can remember what we did last season but you need to stay with your feet on the ground and say we have to react together".

"Players speaking to the chairman and pundits talking about who might be the next coach of Leicester is not right".

"Sevilla are a really good side with a real pedigree in Europe, and it's going to be very hard for Leicester the way they are playing".

A new manager is hardly guaranteed to turn things around, but there is that possibility, both because you could get better or because sometimes players need a change.

"If they go from staying up, after being on the brink of relegation, to champions the following season and going down the next, it nearly improves the miracle of winning the title".

"I believe in everything and it just takes the right moment to go back". They were more determined than us, that's the truth.

6 - Jamie Vardy has not registered a shot in the Premier League since December 17th. We want to play well and be safe in the Premier League.