Fuchs jokes chicken back on menu for Leicester players

Leicester City left-back Christian Fuchs has taken a swipe at reports that the players are frustrated with manager Claudio Ranieri after he banned chicken burgers at the training ground.

On Monday, The Mirror reported that the team were left baffled when their Italian boss removed one of their treats from the menu.

After the Foxes laboured to a 3-1 victory over Derby County in extra time of their FA Cup replay on Wednesday, Fuchs poked fun at the reported chicken ban.

A burger was nowhere in sight, but the Austrian posted an image of himself holding a chicken skewer in the dressing room.

It was some light relief for the Foxes, who have had a torrid time trying to defend their Premier League title.

Ranieri’s men made history by winning the crown with a 10-point margin last season, but they are now staring at a relegation battle.

Leicester are just one point above the drop zone after winning just five of their 24 league games this season.