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Leicester title win was madness - Drinkwater

Danny Drinkwater says Leicester's title win proved people wrong Credit: PA

Danny Drinkwater described Leicester's season as "madness" after the champions finished 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The midfielder, who made his England debut against Holland in March, scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea on the final day of the campaign.

It meant Claudio Ranieri's Foxes finished the season with a 12-match unbeaten run since the February 14 loss at Arsenal, one of just three defeats.

The goal at Stamford Bridge, cancelling out Cesc Fabregas' penalty, was Drinkwater's second goal of the season, following his January strike against Stoke and he celebrated energetically in front of the travelling Leicester fans.

Madness. If you'd said that (we would win the title) at the start of the season everyone would be saying 'no chance'. But we've proved a hell of a lot of people wrong. I hit it clean and enjoyed the celebration.

More importantly we continued on this unbeaten run, which was perfect. We've lost three games this season, which is a reflection on how well we've done as a team.

Home and away the fans have been brilliant. They've had a lot to cheer about. Credit to them, they backed us all the way.

– Danny Drinkwater

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Standing ovation for Ranieri as Chelsea fans urge Terry stay

Chelsea fans made their feelings known. Credit: PA

Chelsea fans hailed former boss Claudio Ranieri and urged skipper John Terry to stay as champions Leicester visited Stamford Bridge.

Blues players, including suspended skipper Terry, former a guard of honour for Leicester as they emerged from the tunnel.

Ranieri, who managed Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, was then handed a ceremonial plate by his old club while the home fans sung his name and gave him a standing ovation.

The Italian, 64, guided Chelsea to second place during his spell in charge, their highest finish for 49 years, only to eventually be replaced by Jose Mourinho.

But he returned to his old stomping ground as a Premier League champion with unfancied Leicester to face the Blues, who brought Mourinho's second stint as boss to an end in December amid a season of struggle.

Terry, who played under Ranieri, took his seat behind the dug-out as a huge banner reading 'John Terry, Proper Chelsea' was unfurled in the Shed End.

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Vardy will be fit for next season - Leicester boss Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri believes striker Jamie Vardy will be fit for next season Credit: PA

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes Jamie Vardy will be fit for the start of next season despite the striker having an operation on his wrist this summer.

Vardy is expected to be included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the upcoming European Championship, and will undergo surgery in July after the showpiece tournament in France.

The Foxes' 24-goal top scorer, who picked up the Football Writers' Player of the Season award on Thursday, broke his wrist against Aston Villa in September and has worn a blue cast on his right arm during games to avoid any further damage as Leicester romped to the Barclays Premier League title.

I think it's a little operation, then I think he'll be ready for the Community Shield. I think now (he will be fine). Afterwards I will speak to the surgery and we will see.

He has been amazing. It tells all the other non-league players, 'hey, come on, this is a good sport, good publicity for everyone. Everyone can make mistakes but if you want to do something you must believe and something can happen.

– Claudio Ranieri

Mahrez 'wants to stay' at champions Leicester

Mahrez says he wants to stay at Leicester. Credit: PA

Leicester's vice-chairman has revealed Riyad Mahrez has told him he wants to stay at the champions.

The Algeria international's agent had claimed it was only 50-50 the PFA player of the year would remain at the Barclays Premier League winners, but vice-chair Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has dismissed any fears.

Mahrez signed a new four-year deal in 2015 but has been linked with a move away, with Barcelona reportedly interested, after scoring 18 times to help fire the Foxes to an improbable title.

They will receive the trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton and Aiyawatt, known as Top, expects to keep Mahrez this summer.

"Yes. I think now I want the players to enjoy this moment and not be concerned about the contracts," he said.

"They are good boys. They are good lads. They understand. Even Mahrez, I talked to him and said, 'Are you concerned?'.

"He said, 'No, no, I want to stay'. This is what he wants. He wants to stay."

Huth and Fellaini charged by FA after clash

Huth and Fellaini have been charged for alleged violent conduct. Credit: PA

Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

The pair were caught by the TV cameras clashing in the penalty area in the first half of Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Leicester on Sunday.

Huth appeared to pull Fellaini's hair, with the United midfielder responding by swinging an elbow into the neck of the German.

A statement from the FA read: "Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been charged for alleged acts of violent conduct, which were not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

"The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in an incident in the 21st minute of their game on Sunday.

"Both players have until 6pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016 to reply to their charge."

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