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Ranieri puts faith in attacking trio

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is hoping that the attacking trio of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani can create havoc for opponents going forward.

The reigning champions sits in 12th place with 8 points after seven matches. The hopes are that they will be able to improve on their position and compete for a European cup spot. Ranieri thinks that the linkup between Vardy, Mahrez and Slimani is getting better and better.

“In the training sessions, I often put the three together to manage better and better in every situation. Then I believe in these three guys,” Ranieri said.

“There are special sessions, and also when we play matches they stay always together so they can link every time better, to get a better understanding.

“There is a very good link between the three and I think this is a strength of our future.”

Slimani was added late in the transfer window, joining the Foxes from Sporting CP in Portugal. The Algerian international has had a pretty good start to his Premier League career, scoring three goals in five appearances in all competitions.

“It’s important he [Slimani] understands our movement and his team-mates understand his movement. He is strong in the air, can hold a ball, it’s important the others get around him,” Ranieri said.

“He has to improve more how we play and how we move … he has to understand the Premier League and he can improve more.”

Leicester takes on Chelsea on the road at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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