Premier League: Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers gears up for City challenge after agonising League Cup exit
The Foxes twice conceded a two-goal lead in their midweek League Cup quarter-final against Liverpool before losing on spot-kicks
Napoli ended in second place, two points ahead of Leicester, and will feature in the Europa League knockout round play-offs in February.
Solskjaer failed to win a trophy in nearly three years in charge at Old Trafford and tangible signs of progress after finishing second in the Premier League last season have been blown away amid a run of five defeats in their last seven league games
Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring and Kante's long-range blast put Chelsea in control before Christian Pulisic came off the bench to score in the second half.
Tottenham are believed to have turned their attention to Conte, who left Inter after leading them to the Serie A title this season.
Guardiola's award came just days after it was announced that City defender Ruben Dias had been voted the footballer of the year by England's Football Writers Association.
The Foxes are in pole position to join the already-qualified Manchester City and Manchester United in Europe's premier club competition as they sit third in the table with two games to go.
Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Leicester 'ready' to secure top-four spot to round off wonderful season
The Foxes face an instant re-match with Chelsea after edging the Blues 1-0 at Wembley to give the club its first FA Cup victory after four previous losses in the final.
FA Cup: Leicester's maiden success down to a thoughtful owner, right recruitment and Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers as a manager has come a long way. His attack-heavy philosophy has been tempered down to find more balance when his team loses possession.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers dedicated the victory to the club's chairman Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhanaprabha.
FA Cup final: Youri Tielemans' sensational strike helps Leicester City upset Chelsea in front of 22,000 fans
Five years after the Foxes stunned the Premier League's giants to become champions, Leicester have now claimed English football's other prestigious trophy, the FA Cup.
The Blues boss admitted preparations for the match against Leicester at Wembley would be made easier by his team's frustrations following Wednesday's 1-0 defeat.
The Foxes are aiming to win the FA Cup for the first time in their first final appearance since 1969.
FA Cup: Brendan Rodgers urges Leicester City to 'create an incredible legacy' ahead of final against Chelsea
Leicester face Champions League finalists Chelsea in English football's premier cup competition — the first time the Foxes have reached the showpiece occasion since 1969.
Premier League: Leicester still have 'work to do' to finish in top four, says manager Brendan Rodgers
Leicester face top-four rivals and Champions League finalists Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, seeking to win the trophy for the first time after four defeats in the final.
The former Liverpool and Celtic manager, 48, had been touted as a leading candidate to join Spurs after they sacked Jose Mourinho last week.
Barnes had a setback in his recovery from an injury he sustained against Arsenal on 28 February and requires a “minor operation just to clear up some of the damage in his knee,” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday.
Premier League: Brendan Rodgers hails 'phenomenal' Kelechi Iheanacho as Leicester City close in on top four
Iheanacho's 10th Premier League goal of the season — and 17th in all competitions — secured a 2-1 win for the Foxes against Crystal Palace on Monday.
Premier League: Manager Brendan Rodgers pleads Leicester City players to stay focused on Champions League race
Leicester City have a four-point advantage over fifth-placed West Ham with six matches remaining after thumping West Brom 3-0 on Thursday.
Brendan Rodgers' men were wobbling after losing their previous two top-flight matches but produced a dazzling attacking display against the insipid visitors at the King Power Stadium.