Claudio Ranieri has admitted that his title charge with Leicester is not fuelled by looking for revenge on Chelsea.

The Foxes have been the season’s surprise package after surviving by the skin of their teeth last season. Ranieri now stands on the verge of history as he attempts to guide his Leicester side to the Premier League title.

According to the Daily Star, Ranieri dismissed claims from former Chelsea captain, Marcel Desially, who believed his time at Chelsea gives him the thirst for revenge. Ranieri says he doesn’t believe in revenge.

He is wrong, I want to win because I want to win, but not for revenge. I don’t have revenge in my life. I am a very lucky man. I am doing the job that I want to do and not too many people can do this.

Ranieri returned to the Premier League for the first time after leaving Chelsea at the end of the 2003/04 and finds himself five points clear atop the Premier League with eight games to go.

It is not for revenge. Revenge is stupid. You can talk about revenge when you lose to one team and you want revenge, but not this kind of revenge.

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Many fans believe Ranieri was dealt a hard blow at Stamford Bridge as he guided Chelsea to a second place finish, behind the Arsenal side that went the entire season unbeaten in the league, only to lose his job with Jose Mourinho lined up for the next season.