Ranieri hails Vardy and Mahrez.

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has hailed strikers Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez after they fired his side to the top of the League with a 2-1 win over Chelsea on Monday.

Vardy and Mahrez scored for the Foxes before Loic Remy gave Chelsea a consolation late in the game.

"I think the performance of Mahrez and Vardy was fantastic, but they are only the pinnacle of the iceberg because behind them there is a big spirit who work and help each other," he said, reports ESPN.

"We know Vardy and Mahrez are our credit cards but to do this, it is important that the other players play well too."

"I told my players, five more points and we are safe," the Italian said. "I put that target at the beginning of the season, and when we achieve 40 points, we will change our goal.

"There was a lot of electricity tonight. Without that we are a normal team, but with the fans pushing us we are very happy. They continue to dream but we must continue to keep our feet on the ground.

"It's a magical time, we must continue to work hard because I don't want to wake up. I want to continue to dream with our fans."

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