The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v S'land

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pearson: No easy ride for City

Nigel Pearson has told his Leicester players he will not accept a defeatist attitude when they take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 17/12/13 at 18:50 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Wants his side to play "with freedom"

Nigel Pearson: Wants his side to play "with freedom"

Manuel Pellegrini's side make the trip to the King Power Stadium on the back of hitting six goals past Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday.

That 6-3 win saw them installed as clear title favourites, but Pearson insists his side will fight for a place in the last four.

He said: "It's an opportunity for us to go out there and show what we can do.

"City are an excellent side with an exceptionally strong squad, but we have to go into it with the freedom to go and play.

"I expect our players to go out there and make it exceptionally hard for Man City. I don't think it's one of those where we'll just try and enjoy the occasion.

"We've worked hard to get this far in the competition, I want our players to go out there with drive. For us it's about doing what we can to make life difficult for Man City.

"We've done well so far and we're having a good season in the league, this is a good opportunity to go out there and put a good show on. You never know with cup competitions.

"We're not daft, we know they're a very good side but I don't think we should go into this game with anything other than high expectations of ourselves to make life difficult for them. If we do that then who knows?

"But we're going to have to be at our best, there's no doubt about that, because they have such depth in quality."

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal spending way to title contention

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger is buying his way into Premier League title contention.

Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard performed better than Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

West Brom 'agree £8m fee for Hull City's James Chester'

West Brom have agreed a fee of £8m for Hull City defender James Chester, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

Only Arsenal Fans Care About Friendlies

We are not entirely surprised after Arsenal fans leapt to the defence of friendlies. We also have mails on Louis van Gaal, Liverpool and more mundane tales...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company