I’m not losing sleep – Brendan Rodgers says ahead of facing Chelsea

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Leicester City have had a difficult start to the season and are yet to get a win in the Premier League so far this term.

The Foxes lost a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Brentford on the opening day of the season, and then threw away a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to Southampton last week.

In mid-week, Leicester City managed to go past League Two side Stockport on penalties in the Carabao Cup.

Leicester City are currently 19th in the league, and have taken just one point from their opening three games.

Talks are already beginning to go round about a possible sack, but Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has said he hasn’t lost sleep ahead of the Chelsea game.

Leicester City are the only Premier League side yet to sign an outfield player this summer, and Rodgers has insisted that he has done his best with what is at his disposal.

Interestingly, Chelsea are about to sign their best defender Wesley Fofana.

“I’m feeling the want to get the result. I’m not feeling the pressure, it’s a pressurised job,” he said.

“I look back over my time here, over three-and-a-half years, and we’ve spent on net about £25million per season and that’s got us to where we’ve got to in terms of challenging at the top end of the table, winning a couple of trophies and getting to a European semi-final.

“What I hope as a manager is to continue with that ambition. If I’m unable to do that and the club decide it needs to go in a different direction, that’s the way it is. That’s football and that’s management. I don’t lose sleep over it.

“My energy is with the players and the people here. I’m in here early in the morning until late at night, trying to find solutions and the best way forward.

“For a lot of the time, we have managed to do that well for a club of this size. But I think what’s definitely happened is that the expectation is not aligned with our finances in terms of where we should be competing.

“It doesn’t make us any less ambitious. For me, it’s a continuation of that, we’re always fighting. I’m experienced now to know that if you don’t get the results, you can come under pressure.

“That’s normal. I will continue to push and fight to get the best results we can.”