Leicester City is a Tottenham draw or loss at Chelsea on Monday away from winning the Premier League title, and if that happens, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is unlikely to see it unfold.
After Sunday's 1-1 draw at Manchester United, Ranieri said that he will be traveling back from Italy during the Chelsea vs. Tottenham match, as he'll be visiting his 96-year-old mother and taking her to lunch. He says he'll be in the air on the way back to England during the match, meaning the title-clinching celebrations could be taking place without one of the characters most responsible for the fairytale season.
A Tottenham win at Stamford Bridge–something that hasn't happened since 1990–would keep the title race alive for another week. Leicester needs two points from its final two games to take matters into its own hands, but if Tottenham doesn't win out, it will also win its first top-flight title in its 132 years as a club.
Ranieri will go back to Italy tmrw to buy lunch for his 96-year-old mum then fly back later. "I'll be the last to know [Spurs result]"— Matt Dickinson (@DickinsonTimes) May 1, 2016
Ranieri is in his first season as Leicester manager, replacing the ousted Nigel Pearson, who helped the club escape relegation last season.