Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City: FA Cup third-round replay – live!

Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri’s ‘crazy’ ambitions for his upstart side as their charmed season enters the later stages.

The Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, says he wants to be the “crazy man” who frightens the Premier League elite. His side have shocked everyone this season, transforming themselves under the Italian from relegation strugglers 12 months ago to title contenders. They are level on points with the league leaders, Arsenal, seven points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, and the former Chelsea manager is revelling in Leicester’s role as the gatecrasher.

“Now it is a crazy league and we want to frighten this crazy league,” said Ranieri, whose team host Tottenham in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday night. “I want to be the most crazy man and team in the Premier League. It is a crazy league because, if it was a normal league, Leicester would not be at the top. The other bigger teams would be there. But there is an opportunity for us because the big teams don’t start yet. If they start then Leicester will fight but we would be in the middle (of the table).

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