Claudio Ranieri gives Leicester squad pizza incentive
Last Updated: 15/10/15 4:14pm
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has devised a unique incentive for his squad - pizzas in exchange for clean sheets.
The Foxes have made a superb start to the season and currently sit fifth in the Premier League but they are yet to keep a clean sheet during the current campaign.
They go to Southampton on Saturday aiming for their first league shut-out since May - when they drew 0-0 at Sunderland to secure their survival last season.
Leicester have shipped 15 goals in eight games this season - with only the league's bottom two Sunderland and Newcastle and struggling reigning champions Chelsea having conceded more.
"It's very serious but for this reason I pay a pizza," he said. "I know it's very difficult to achieve this. I want to push my players and sooner or later I will pay.
"I prefer to win and concede a goal. It's important to bring points, it's important for us and we'll continue. Saturday will be tough, tough, tough.
"Every time it's difficult to re-start. It's a re-start for us and Southampton, they came from a good victory at Chelsea and it will be a tough match for us but also for them."
Riyad Mahrez could return after being benched in the win at Norwich before the international break while Nathan Dyer is fit again after a knee injury and Ranieri will assess his squad after their national team duties.
He said: "When players go around the world they never get back in good condition, now I have to check.
"Riyad and (Jeff) Schlupp didn't train because they arrived this morning and must recover, tomorrow I will check everyone.