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Ranieri won't be in front of the TV tomorrow.

Claudio Ranieri won't watch Tottenham face Chelsea because of lunch date with his Mum

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Is Claudio Ranieri the calmest man in the Premier League right now?

The Leicester boss is on the verge of creating football history by guiding the Foxes to their first ever league crown, although the celebrations had to be put on hold after their 1-1 draw against Manchester United this afternoon.

That point means Leicester now have an eight point lead at the top over Tottenham, who take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow evening. If Spurs fail to win that game then the title will belong to Leicester.

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Not that Ranieri will have the slightest clue though. Why? Because he will be on a flight to Italy. To have lunch with his 96-year-old mum.

That's right; the man who has masterminded perhaps the biggest upset in English football history will be amongst the last to know that he's completed the job.

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When asked by a reporter if he intends to watch Tottenham take on Chelsea, he said: "I would like to watch the match, but I think I am on a flight back from Italy, so it's difficult for me to watch the match.

"Maybe when I land I will know the result. Yes, really."

He then added: "Now I go back to Italy and tomorrow at 7pm I fly back and I won't watch the match.

"For us it's important to continue to dream and continue to work. Three matches ago, I said in my mind Tottenham will win all the matches and we are very, very concentrated on this."

Spurs haven't won at Stamford Bridge in 26 years, but they will be confident of getting a result after a superb campaign. Chelsea meanwhile are down in 10th place and have won just two of their last six league outings.

Victory for Spurs would guarantee them a top four finish, as well as elongating the title race for another week.

Do Spurs have any hope of making it back into the tile race?

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