Football: Vardy's having a party as Leicester players head to his house to watch Spurs match

LONDON (GUARDIAN) - Jamie Vardy, the newly crowned Football Writers' Player of the Year, will play host to his Leicester City team-mates at his home as they watch Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur together on Monday evening.

The match could result in the Foxes winning the Premier League title for the first time in the club's history if Spurs fail to win.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri will not be join the gathering, having chosen to fly home to be with his 96-year-old mother, Renata, in Italy. He may be among the last to know if his side, 5000-1 outsiders at the start of the season, are crowned champions as he may still be in the air.

Leicester winger Marc Albrighton confirmed the players would be coming together to watch the match, with some players, including himself, having previously chose to avoid watching Spurs' efforts to catch them.

"They've got a tough game away at Chelsea and we'll be watching that with a close eye," he said. "I don't think we can ignore this one. I didn't watch last week, but I think when there is a chance to win the league, like this week, we have all got to watch it."

Leicester's 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday took them eight points clear of Spurs and meant Tottenham must beat Chelsea. Spurs have not won at Stamford Bridge in 26 years.