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Ranieri could ditch some of Leicester’s stars

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Leicester City’s manager Claudio Ranieri giving instructions during a match against Swansea city.photo/courtesy

 Leicester City’s manager Claudio Ranieri has expressed disbelief with Leicester City’s misfortune after what he says was a strong start at Swansea.Leicester lost to Swansea city 2:0 yesterday and the defeat at Liberty stadium sees the champions extend to five matches without a win and yet to score a goal in the league this year.

The winless streak makes the Italian manager to believe he may have been too loyal to his under performing Premier League champions and suggests he is ready to ditch some of his struggling stars. This comes amid witnessing his side fall deeper into the drop zone with a mere point above the red line.

Goals from Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson saw the Foxes suffer a fifth consecutive loss as the Liberty based outfits boost their own survival hopes. The result increases the chances of Leicester becoming the first defending champions to be relegated since 1938.

The Foxes also record a humiliating history of being the first title holders to go five straight matches without registering a win since 1956.

The likes of Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy have been pale imitations of the players who starred in the Foxes’ thrilling triumph but they flopped again in South Wales. The three together with Ng’olo Kante propelled the foxes all the way to winning the title last season.

Ranieri was asked if he had been too loyal to his players and he admitted that maybe he had given them too many chances to turn around an increasingly wretched campaign.

“I could be too loyal,” said the Italian.”It is difficult when you achieve something so good; you want to give them one chance, two chances, three chances. Maybe now, it is too much,” he added.

Ranieri, 65, still feels he can guide the club out of danger zone. However, Leicester’s owners felt the need to publicly back the former Chelsea boss.

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