Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers does not underestimate its importance. FA Cup side as they prepare to host Blackburn in the fifth round.

The Foxes have triumphed over Walsall in the fourth round of the competition and now face a test against Rovers, who have hopes of promotion in the Championship this season.

Leicester, which lost 1-0 to Arsenal at the weekend, is in 14th place. Premier League Three points away from the relegation zone and Rodgers insists the FA Cup remains important regardless of league form.

“It’s huge wherever we are, but this year it matters even more,” he said at a press conference.

“It never mattered, all cup games were like that.

“We’re playing against a good team, they’re doing very well in the Championship in the Playoffs, they’re used to winning this year.

“I love how they play, so it’s going to be a really tough game for us, but we know every stage of the competition gets harder and harder every game.

“This is our chance to reach the quarterfinals again and we really want to give our all to do that.

“Every game that passes gives you an opportunity and what we were talking about today was that we have a chance to reach the quarterfinals by playing at home in front of our own fans.

“We’ve been on this journey before and it’s led us to win it, so we know that feeling and we know what it’s like when you win, but you have to get there to be able to do it.

“It’s a tough game for us, but it’s a good game for us, especially when we come back after the weekend, it’s a game we want to get.”

Rodgers also confirmed that the club is awaiting screening results to determine the severity of a possible injury to Youri Tielemans.

The midfielder noticed what appeared to be an ankle issue against the Gunners.

“We’re waiting for the scan results to come out today,” Rodgers said.

“He doesn’t look good, he did an incredible job getting back on the pitch, we didn’t have a substitute so he showed real courage to help the team.

“When you see it, it’s a really bad thing, so we’ll have to see the results today, it was so brilliant during my time here.

“He’s always been available in the majors and is a top-notch player, not being available for a few games is not ideal, but it provides an opportunity for other players.”

Rodgers added that James Maddison was feeling better after missing Arsenal due to illness as captain Jonny Evans returned to training.