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08th-May-2016

Gray wants Leicester to stage stylish celebration

By AFP, London


Leicester winger Demarai Gray has called on the Premier League champions to mark their coronation with a dazzling display against Everton on Saturday.
Claudio Ranieri's side were crowned the most unlikely champions in the history of English football on Monday after being 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the season.
The Foxes' title celebrations began once the final whistle sounded at Stamford Bridge following second placed Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Chelsea and the party reaches a crescendo this weekend.
A 32,000 capacity crowd will pack the King Power Stadium to salute their fairytale champions, with the club's Thai owners set to lay on free pizza and beer as a thank you to the supporters.
Andrea Bocelli, one of the world's leading tenors and a friend of Ranieri, will serenade the fans before kick-off and the Premier League trophy will be presented to Leicester captain Wes Morgan after full-time.
In between the celebrations, there is the fairly insignificant matter of playing their final home game of the season, but England Under-21 international Gray knows it will help the get the party in full swing if Leicester can turn on the style against Everton.
"It's a dream for the whole city. The whole city is buzzing, we have created history. For a team right at the bottom last year to Premier League champions-nothing has happened like that," Gray said.
"Credit to everyone. Since I've been here the fans have been unbelievable, they have been right behind us and we need that. Everyone should be buzzing right now and just enjoy it.
"We have the Champions League to look forward to so the feelings don't stop. The season hasn't finished and we've won it already.
"We have done it in the best way and hopefully we can get the win at the weekend and lift the trophy in style."
Leicester's Robert Huth will miss Saturday's game after admitting a Football Association charge of violent conduct for pulling the hair of Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last weekend.
Fellaini, who reacted by striking Huth with an elbow, was also banned for three games and will miss United's end to the Premier League season, although the Belgian midfielder will be available for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.
Tottenham, who were last crowned champions of England back in 1961, will look to put the crushing disappointment of their draw at Stamford Bridge behind them at home to manager Mauricio Pochettino's former club Southampton.