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FA Cup: Leicester City plan four-day training camp in Spain ahead of quarter-final against Chelsea

London: Leicester City manager Claude Puel is hopeful that a four-day training camp in southern Spain will be the perfect preparation for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea.

Leicester, who thumped West Bromwich Albion 4-1 in the league at the weekend, will travel to Marbella on Tuesday and Puel told the club’s website (www.lcfc.com) that the change of scenery would be good for the players.

Leicester City cruised into the 5th round of the FA Cup with 5-1 win over Peterborough United. AP

File image of Leicester City celebrating FA Cup's 5-1 win over Peterborough United. AP

“It’s a good opportunity for the squad to spend some time together and to make sure we are well prepared both for next weekend’s game and for the final eight Premier League matches of the season,” he said.

“It’s a long season, which can be difficult for the body and the mind, so a different setting, some time together as a squad and a good focus on our work will be good for everybody.”

“We want to finish the season in the best way possible and good preparation together is very important to give us the best chance,” the Frenchman added.

Sitting eighth in the league, Leicester’s victory over West Brom took them to 40 points from 30 games. They defeated Sheffield United 1-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup last month to set up the meeting with Chelsea.


Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 20:04 PM

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