- Chelsea visit King Power Stadium on the Premier League's final day on Sunday (3pm BST kick-off)
- Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says his side can approach the fixture with confidence
- Rodgers also states his belief that Chelsea can be happy with their achievements this season
- Live coverage of the clash is available on LCFC Radio from 1pm BST on Sunday
As the 2018/19 Premier League campaign draws to a close at King Power Stadium, the six-time champions of England visit Leicester to tackle Rodgers’ talented young side.
The Foxes could confirm an eighth-place finish in the Premier League if they are able to secure a 16th victory of the season, while Chelsea’s top-four berth has already been secured.
Rodgers says Leicester will approach the fixture with a deep-rooted respect for their visitors’ achievements, but will not lose sight of their own ability to challenge the league’s best sides.
Rodgers: Sign Off With A Strong Performance
Manager Brendan Rodgers has challenged Leicester City to conclude the 2018/19 season with a positive performance against Chelsea on Sunday.
“Well, thus far, it’s been a very good for them,” he said on Friday. “The history of Chelsea and the measures that they are held up against… the standard is obviously very, very high.
“It’s been a very, very good season. They’ll finish in the top four and they’ve gone to a European final (vs. Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League).
“For his (Maurizio Sarri) first season in charge, then of course, they can reflect on a good season.
“If they can win it (the Europa League) then of course it’ll be a very good season. Managing at the elite level… elite management, it’s not easy.
City Manager Aware Of Chelsea's Talent
Brendan Rodgers says Sunday's opponents, Chelsea, can be satisfied with their achievements this season after confirming a place in the Premier League's top four.
“There will also be criticism, but they’ve got some very good players and Maurizio is obviously an outstanding manager.
“He’s shown that in his time at Napoli and the other clubs he’s been at. Like I say, he’ll, I’m sure, want to finish his season strong.”
The Northern Irishman also reiterated a statement made earlier in the season, saying City will maintain their high performance levels until the final whistle on Sunday.
Leicester have won five of their nine fixtures under Rodgers’ management and the 46-year-old’s pre-match message is to continue adding to the progress already made this season.
“It always has been,” he continued. “I think from our first day coming in, we said our season doesn’t finish until the final whistle at Chelsea.
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“We have a responsibility to the supporters to fight for every result. We have a responsibility to ourselves because of what we’re trying to build and create.
“That means that from the very first whistle of the season to the end, you have to fight and you have to push. That will be the same idea. We’re playing our last game here.
“It’s been a difficult season, of course, for the players and the supporters in many ways, but we’re hoping that we can come here and have a really positive day.
“The supporters that come can enjoy watching their team and if we can sign off with a really good performance and a good result.
“Then we can go away and reflect and come back in pre-season and get really excited about a new season.”
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