Leicester captain Wes Morgan believes their form in the Premier League has suffered due to their exploits in the Champions League this season.
The Foxes, who are priced at 21.00 to be relegated, stole the show last season as they stormed to the Premier League title but life has been much tougher domestically this term.
The defending champions have already lost five times in the league in 2016-17, twice more than the entirety of last season, as they sit 14th in the table.
Claudio Ranieri has watched his side win just three of their 11 league fixtures and it looks unlikely that they will challenge for the top prize again.
However, the Champions League has provided them with a much-needed boost as they are on the verge of securing a place in the knockout stages.
Leicester have won three and drawn one of their four outings in Europe, while they are yet to concede a single goal as they top Group G.
Morgan says that the squad have struggled to adapt to the extra commitment of playing in Europe and feels that is the reason behind their inconsistent league form.
“It does disrupt you a bit,” Morgan said. “A big competition like the Champions League is massive. The boys are really concentrating hard and a lot of energy goes into them.
“It’s been a fantastic journey so far. It’s job almost done. Two games to go and the right result next would see us through which is fantastic.”