March 12, 2018 / 8:37 AM / 8 months ago

Leicester plan Spain training camp to prepare for Chelsea clash

Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - March 10, 2018 Leicester City manager Claude Puel applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) - 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) the change of scenery would be good for the players.

“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.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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