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Claudio Ranieri claims the PFA Team of the Year should have 11 Leicester players

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Despite some Premier League clubs still having eight matches to play this season, players are already voting for the PFA Team of the Year.

Earlier this week, John Terry revealed the 11 players he had voted for - including seven Leicester players.

The Chelsea skipper selected goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel along with centre-backs Robert Huth and Wes Morgan. Terry’s midfield had Leicester trio Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante whilst Jamie Vardy was selected up front.

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Chris Smalling, Ryan Bertrand, Dimitri Payet and Harry Kane were the only non-Leicester players.

But, Claudio Ranieri actually believes there should be more of his players named in the PFA Team of the Year. In fact, he believes the team should consist solely of Leicester players.

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Ranieri's PFA team

"I'd put all of my 11 players [in the PFA team]. They have allowed the fans to dream,” he told reporters, as per Goal.com.

He also mentioned how his side’s incredible achievement have inspired the younger generation in the city.

"A lot of children come to our training ground. It's amazing. That's good," he added.

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So close 

The Italian boss has remarkably led his team to the top of the Premier League as they look set to complete an incredible 5000/1 feat by winning the title. They are seven points clear with just six matches remaining.

They need four wins from their final six matches to guarantee to be crowned champions with Spurs and Arsenal waiting to capitalise on any mistakes.

Ranieri men face Sunderland this weekend at the Stadium of Light, before home matches against West Ham and Swansea.

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In May, Leicester have a tough three matches travelling to Old Trafford to play Manchester United, a home fixture against Everton before a trip to Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season.

Focus on the next match

Even if Leicester don’t win the title, they have guaranteed Europa League qualification and seem likely to be playing Champions League next season. A remarkable achievement.

But Ranieri, like all managers, is taking it one step at a time.

"I don't know. The others can win all their matches," he said, when asked if his side can keep Spurs and Arsenal at bay.

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"I think the Europa [League qualification] is done. We are fighting for the Champions League now.

"Everyone wants to know what will happen in the next six matches. Me too, but we have to wait and take it match by match.

"In this moment I look at the next match and the next match is a difficult match,” he added.

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