Ray Parlour believes Leicester City are firmly in the Premier League title race this season.
The Foxes are flying under Brendan Rodgers and currently sit in second place in the table, eight points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool.
Few expected the club to be in this position when Rodgers arrived from Celtic in February. He has worked wonders with his young squad, who have been one of the most consistent performers in the top flight this term, while Jamie Vardy has been on fire with 11 goals in 12 games.
They were tipped to force their way into the top four this season, and that appears to be sealed.
Leicester are level on points with Chelsea in third and only a point above Man City in fourth, but Sheffield United and Arsenal are eight points back in fifth and sixth.
But Parlour insists they should not stop at a return to the Champions League and should be aiming to lift the Premier League title again for the second time in five years.
“Leicester have got every chance,” said on Arsenal legend on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“It’s amazing. I think they’re going to keep going. I think they can possibly be there or thereabouts in the title race at the end of the year.
“They’ve got no European football so they can rest their players and their squad is very strong. They’ve got good young players who probably aren’t going to pick up loads of injuries.
“If they keep everybody fit… and Jamie Vardy is the key. They haven’t really got a back-up striker, he’s the goalscorer, and if he got injured…
“Youri Tielemans has been excellent, James Maddison is fantastic and they’re solid at the back. They lost Harry Maguire but they’ve replaced him.
“We saw Ben Chillwell play for England against Montenegro and he’s a very good full-back.
“They’ve got quality all over the pitch.”
Watch a clip of Ray Parlour on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above
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