Former Chelsea defender, Marcel Desailly, has backed Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, to lift the title with the Foxes after missing out in previous years.

Desailly was at Chelsea when Ranieri was in charge and was infamously sacked after being beaten to the title by the Invincibles in 2004. The Italian was then swiftly replaced by Jose Mourinho. However, it looks as if he’s about to help Leicester lift the Premier League trophy for the first time in history.

“Remember, Ranieri should have won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2004, but lost out to Arsenal’s Invincibles,” Desailly said.

“That was actually Chelsea’s year, too, but because Arsenal went unbeaten he got sacked for Mourinho.

“Now, he has got his revenge. Mourinho got sacked after losing to him 2-0 and he’s going to go on and win the league.

“I think Leicester will win the title. They have a few games left and it’s not just about them.

“It’s also about Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City. They don’t have that ­consistency to put a run together to catch Leicester.”

WATFORD, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City celeberates his team’s 1-0 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on March 5, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As bitter as I am about Arsenal not winning the title this year and Leicester walking the Premiership, it is remarkable how last season they were fighting for survival. Ranieri has instilled belief and fight in a group of players who didn’t have it before and it does look as if he’s almost wrapped up the title.

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With Arsenal pretty much out of the running and Spurs the only realistic challengers left, all I have left to say is: Come on you Foxes.