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Bren: Final reckoning for Foxes


Jamie Vardy. Pic: Reuters

Jamie Vardy. Pic: Reuters

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Jamie Vardy. Pic: Reuters

Brendan Rodgers will treat each of Leicester's last six Premier League games like a cup final.

Rodgers saw signs against Bournemouth on Saturday that the players are beginning to take on board his ideas, having replaced Claude Puel as Foxes coach a month ago.

Former Celtic boss Rodgers was very pleased with Leicester's pressing against the Cherries.

"We want to do our best until the end and treat every game like a cup final," said Rodgers.

"It was a very good performance. We had cohesion and the way we pressed was outstanding, starting with Jamie Vardy at the front and the whole team followed.

"When I came in here I wanted us to finish the season strongly and then have a good pre-season. I came here because they are a fantastic group of players and they have shown hunger and a wonderful appetite to learn and that is very pleasing."

Bournemouth's 2-0 defeat - after goals from Wes Morgan and Vardy - at the King Power Stadium was a 10th loss in their last 11 away Premier League games. They won at Huddersfield prior to the international break.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe hopes they can improve when they host Burnley next weekend.

He said: "It's been hard. We haven't got the points we wanted or been as solid defensively as we'd liked.

"We are looking at next week now and trying to focus on the Burnley game."