The Leicester boss says he is willing to drop the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez as he feels he has given his players too many chances.

The players Ranieri was reliant on last season are underperforming and the Italian isn’t afraid to change things to avoid the drop.

This comes after the Foxes’ board declared their “unwavering support” of their manager following their 3-1 FA cup win over Derby last week.

But that brief respite has been short lived for the Leicester boss as they face the possibility of being the first team to win the league and get relegated in successive seasons.

It’s a possibility that certainly can’t be ruled out as Leicester lost a crunch match to Swansea 2-0 on Sunday. Goals from Swans defenders Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson rounded off a miserable afternoon in South Wales for Leicester in what was their fifth successive league defeat.

The statistics are every bit as damning too, the Foxes have failed to score a league goal in 2017, and are yet to pick up a win away from home in the league this entire season. One of the reasons for this is the N’Golo Kante shaped hole in their midfield. The Frenchman was snapped up by Chelsea in the summer transfer window for £32 million and is helping the Blues on their way to the league title – as he did with Leicester just a year ago.

This leaves the Foxes only a point above the relegation zone with just 13 games to go. With games against Liverpool, Arsenal and an away trip to West Ham in the near future, it is looking ominous.