Chelsea and Liverpool to battle it out for Premier League victor

Carl Robinson couldn't wait for a reporter to finish his question about Leicester City's improbable run to the English Premier League title before interjecting.

The 57-year-old opera icon has agreed to perform his hits "Nessun Dorma" and "Time To Say Goodbye" before this Saturday's match against Everton.

Jose Mourinho, who led Chelsea to the title last season, sent his congratulations to Ranieri and his all-conquering team: "I want to congratulate everyone connected to LCFC; players, staff, owners and fans".

They have only been Premier League champions for three days, but people have been quick to hop aboard the Leicester City title-winning bandwagon. "We are talking about an incredible achievement and something you maybe need to see as the exception which proves the rule, or something that is going to change the landscape of the competitive nature of the league".

Leicester, champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game against Everton.

And while the Premier League's TV deal and a seat at Europe's top table makes the Foxes a more attractive proposition for players, Ranieri says he's not interested in "big names".

"Then I give all my info to the club and they made all the arrangements and everything - for all of Leicester and the community".

And the former Chelsea boss said he will not rush into spending big money on a squad that faces a first Champions League campaign.

"I was at home with my wife", he added.

"I was here and watched the game", he said.

Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City): "Never could I have imagined this". Next season will be the same and for the next 10 or 20 years, it will be the same.

"Now I am happy to plan my next football and think about 1 July to come back here and prepare for the new season".



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