Nigel Pearson may rest players for Chelsea clash

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has stated he may rest players ahead of his side's game against Chelsea on Wednesday night.

Leicester currently sit 17th in the Premier League, one point above the relegation zone, a position they have not been in since November.

The Foxes have been in terrific form recently, winning their last four games ahead of a clash with champions-elect Chelsea, however changes to the side may well be imminent. 


As reported by the Mirror, the relegation threatened manager told reporters: "We will always do what is best for us, if we need to freshen it up, we will.

"[David] Nugent is injured, [Jeff] Schlupp is injured [and Jamie] Vardy had an injection in his foot just before the game. We will assess it.

"All we are interested in is that our fate is now in our hands and the longer we can keep that, the better the chance we have of surviving. All I'm interested in is keeping our players focused on winning games."

Pearson has already beaten the drop as assistant manager at West Bromwich Albion during their miracle survival.

West Brom were bottom of the league at Christmas in 2004 but were able to stay up on the final game of the season, becoming the first team to do so.

High flying Chelsea 

Chelsea, meanwhile, are currently on a 13-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, that stretches back to their defeat at White Hart Lane on January 1.

The London club are now only six points away from clinching the Premier League trophy and will be hoping to do so at Stamford Bridge against Crystal Palace, if they beat Leicester on Wednesday night.

The Foxes have a key relegation battle on Saturday against a stuttering Newcastle side. Leicester's survival is in their own hands and with four out of their last five matches at home, they will fancy themselves to beat the drop.

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