Georginio Wijnaldum has refused to write off Premier League champions Leicester by saying the Foxes are still a good side.
Leicester City surprised the world by winning the Premier League title last term, but they have struggled to find form this season as they sit just above the relegation zone - resulting in the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday.
However, Wijnaldum says Leicester are capable of overcoming their current woes.
"Of course they have a bad run this season, they are not doing that well compared to last season. But I think they are still a good team, almost all the players stayed," he told Sky Sports ahead of their clash against the Foxes on Monday night.
"Kante is a big miss for them, because he was a really important player in the midfield, and he keeps everything together and he was one of the main reasons they were champions last season. And because he left, it makes it way more difficult for everyone in the team.
"But I think they still have a good team and it is still difficult to beat them. You could see that when they played Man City, they had a good game, so they can also win against big teams."