Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is refusing to get carried away with talk of finishing in the top four following the club’s impressive start to the new season.
Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle at the King Power Stadium moved Leicester back to third in the Premier League, Jamie Vardy scoring twice as Steve Bruce’s hapless visitors were comprehensively beaten.
Ricardo Pereira’s opener, a Paul Dummett own goal and a late Wilfried Ndidi strike completed the rout, as Leicester comfortably dispatched the Magpies who had Isaac Hayden dismissed in the first half for a horror tackle on Dennis Praet.
The win means Leicester have now lost just once in their opening seven fixtures of the new campaign, and have been one of the form sides in the division since Rodgers appointment, with only Liverpool and Man City picking up more points.
Most #PL points since Brendan Rodgers took over at Leicester:
49pts – Liverpool
43pts – Man City
31pts – Leicester
30pts – Chelsea pic.twitter.com/Qub1uutKsq
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 29, 2019
Despite increasing talk that the club could gatecrash the Premier League’s top four and secure Champions League football, Rodgers is refusing to allow the Foxes to get ahead of themselves in the early weeks of the new season.
“It’s very early in the season,” Rodgers told the BBC.
“It’s a big ask because of all the other clubs that have been regulars there.
“We’re only really focusing on how we play, looking at our performance levels.”