Redknapp backs Leicester for the title on one key condition

Leicester City are closing in on the Premier League title.

Jamie Redknapp believes Leicester City will win the Premier League title this season if they manage to keep their back five fit for the remaining three games, Sky Sports reports.

So much has been said about Leicester’s attacking threat this season, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez proving time and time again how critical their impact has been up front.

Yet the Foxes have improved tenfold at the back, keeping seven clean sheets in their last nine games.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the club’s 4-0 win over Swansea City, Redknapp now feels Leicester's back five are more important than the club’s attacking players in their bid to win the title.

"As long as that back four and goalkeeper are in place, I don't fear for them. I saw Danny Simpson play at QPR, and I can't believe it is the same player,” Redknapp explained.

"[Christian] Fuchs at left-back is amazing, going forward, set pieces, he has got the lot. In [Kasper] Schmeichel they have a great 'keeper. That is key for the next few games. They can go without Vardy if they keep that defence together.”

Leicester momentarily hold an eight-point advantage over Tottenham Hotspur in second place, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men to host West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.

With just three games remaining, five points will guarantee Leicester the title although that could become less should Spurs fail to win all four of their remaining fixtures.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have performed well beyond expectations this season, and from the neutrals perspective it would be a shame to see them miss out at the final hurdle.

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