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Talking Heads: Rodgers, Lampard, Barnes & Mount Preview Filbert Way Clash

The conclusion of Tuesday's Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Chelsea will mark the midway point of the 2020/21 season for both sides, who share similar ambitions this term.
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- Leicester City entertain Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday evening (8:15pm GMT kick-off)
- The Foxes are currently third in the top-flight table, while the Blues sit in seventh place
- Brendan Rodgers and Harvey Barnes discussed the clash in the media this week
- Frank Lampard and Mason Mount also looked ahead to the King Power Stadium encounter

Ahead of their first league meeting since a hotly-contested 2-2 draw on Filbert Way last February, the two sides are separated by six points, with the Foxes currently holding the advantage.

Over the previous days, Brendan Rodgers and Harvey Barnes have previewed the fixture from a Leicester perspective, while Frank Lampard and Mason Mount were on media duties in west London...

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Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers' men are currently third in the Premier League standings.

Brendan Rodgers on the 2020/21 campaign so far: "The players have done very, very well. It's been a continuation. If I go back to the summer, when asked about the squad, I said they had really good potential. We'd showed real flashes of that over the course of [last] season. They needed time and consistency. We've shown that, consistently, we've played and performed at a really high level. We've coped with lots of injury setbacks throughout the season and all while looking to maintain our identity and our way of working."

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Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is into his second full season as Blues manager.

Blues manager Frank Lampard on Leicester's quality, speaking on Monday: "We managed to get above Leicester at the back end of [last] season, but it was a big ask for us because they're a very good team with very good individuals, we know that, and a really good manager and coach in Brendan. They're in the race, there are others too. We have to not consider ourselves, only consider if we can get a result against Leicester, who are a competitor. Can we get wins together that will propel us back to where we want to be?"

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Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes slots in past Alex McCarthy in injury time to wrap up the win against Southampton.

Academy graduate Harvey Barnes looks ahead to the coming weeks for the Foxes: "We’ve got three competitions (Premier League, Emirates FA Cup, UEFA Europa League), which we’ve already looked at and we want to do well in all of them. There’s a lot to look forward to for us, and we know there’s no point in having a good first half to the season if the second half doesn’t follow. For us, we need to be fully focused on that, and have a really good second half."

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Mason Mount
Mason Mount

Mason Mount struck with 12 minutes remaining to win the west London derby on Saturday.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount tells chelseafc.com that the weekend's win at Fulham can spur them on: "We’ve been very together the last couple of weeks and hopefully this is the turning point. Now we move on to Tuesday [against Leicester City] and attack that with the same mentality. It’s going to be a tough game - we know how good they are but we played well there last season and got a good result so hopefully we can do that again."

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