Eight games are ahead in a busy period for Craig Shakespeare’s rejuvenated side, who continue to combine their fight against Premier League relegation with a quest for further surprises in the Champions League.
Stoke’s visit to the King Power Stadium is followed by another key home game against Sunderland on Tuesday, with the Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid also looming.
And Leicester winger Marc Albrighton believes his team, six points above the relegation zone, will enter the momentous period in good shape after the international break.
«The lads were ready for a break and we know we’ve got a lot of games this coming month that are going to be massively important to how our season shapes up,» said Albrighton.
«I think the break going into that is fantastic and it’ll allow all the lads to be ready.
«It’s going to shape our season and the sooner we can secure our safety the better. It’s our main focus, especially this coming week.
«We’ve got two home games and it could go a long way in making sure we’re safe, but also it could go the other way if we don’t get the results we want.»