Leicester boss Ranieri holds crisis talks with Mahrez and Vardy
But their current plight, makes last season's fairytale title win an even greater achievement, according to former England star Lineker.
Leicester have reached the last 16 of the Champions League and play Sevilla later this month.
Swansea City's English midfielder Jack Cork (L) vies with Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (R) during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Leicester City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on February 12, 2017.
Last week the Italian received a vote of confidence from the club, who said he had their "unwavering support" but British bookmakers have him at short odds to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked.
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, who a year ago both signed new contracts reported in the British media to be worth £110,000 (S$196,000) per week, have struggled this season and could find their places under threat, along with another of last season's leading lights, Danny Drinkwater.
Were they to go down it would be the first time the champions had been relegated since Man City managed the unenviable feat nearly 80 years ago.
Despite seemingly at a loss to stop the rot, Ranieri insisted he remains the right man to lead Leicester out of trouble.
Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76
Multiple sources are reporting seven-time Grammy-winning Jazz musician Al Jarreau has died of unknown causes at the age of 76. Nicknamed the "Acrobat of Scat", Jarreau released more than 20 albums throughout his career, according to his website .
Sunny and hot Saturday / Cooler Sunday
Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. - Sunny Wednesday with a high near 49. Overnight, the showers will wear off, and we will have mostly cloudy skies with the lows in the middle 60s.
Conan O'Brien surprises James White with Ford truck
Of course, the award ultimately went to star quarterback Tom Brady, but it sounded like White would still receive a gift. The company sent a sharp new Ford F-150 to Conan so he could give it to White on the show, free of charge.
"I am part of the team and we are confident".
"Always I question myself but always I say, 'come on, of course we can do something good.' I don't have any plans to speak to the owner, but of course if he wants to speak with me I am here".
He told Press Association Sport: "I know he is a very capable coach, a very good person and he will produce and give the best. Our main target is to be safe in the Premier League", he added.
"To Riyad I said come back to last season", Ranieri said at his pre-match media conference. I'm sure they will (stay up).
Chelsea are huge title favourites, with their next five league games against opponents in 10th place or lower - Swansea, West Ham, Watford, Stoke and Crystal Palace.
"I didn't feel comfortable at any point, but maybe the players did because they saw the game out really well".
Robbie Brady free kick stops Chelsea in their tracks
But Burnley are a formidable force at home, taking 29 of their 30 points there and that record might have been better still but for the agility of Thibaut Courtois.
Powerful winter storm pounds Northeast US
The state's court system also closed for the day. "You can reschedule that meeting for next week", Stallworth said. The quick moving storm is affecting over 50 million people as it makes it way up the eastern seaboard.
37 countries participate in Pakistan 'Aman-17' naval exercise
A Pakistani naval official said warships from Russia, China and the United States have arrived to take part in the exercise. The five-day exercise codenamed Aman 17 began off the coast of Karachi with the participation of 37 countries.
Perú Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-President Alejandro Toledo for Odebrecht Corruption
But Toledo's lawyer Heriberto Benitez accused the judge of having a "vengeance" and said he would appeal against the ruling. That time spans the presidencies of Mr Toledo and his two successors in office, Alan Garcia and Ollanta Humala.
Caster Semenya will have to wait for unexpected Olympic gold
Savinova was also stripped of her 2011 world championship gold‚ another race where Semenya ended second. In the footage filmed by Stepanova, Savinova said doping was the only way to succeed in Russian sport.
Damaged Oroville dam spillway deemed no threat to the public
Flows were halted so that engineers could assess the damage, then restarted Thursday to the tune of 35,000 cubic feet per second. One factor working against dam operators: The dam's power plant, which could release up to 15,000 cfs, has been shut off.
US, Chinese aircraft have 'unsafe' encounter
Increasing claims by China for sovereignty over large parts South China Sea have been a growing source of friction. There is fear that China will use the man-made islands to constrict and control shipping lanes in the region.
Meet the 'Trumpagator,' South Carolina's orange alligator
You wouldn't expect alligators to be orange but, believe it or not, such a reptile exists. It may be using a rusty steel culvert pipe - I would be there is one nearby.
Tesla Workers Said to be Mulling Unionizing
Neither will this affect the production or delivery figures as the company has already added production days for the delay. It was initially reported that the company would begin production and assembly of its Model 3 electric vehicles in July.
Jeffrey Loria has a handshake agreement to sell the Marlins
If the deal goes through, and Loria is out of the picture, baseball fans in Miami will likely rejoice. Outside of that, the Marlins have failed to make the playoffs in each of the past 13 seasons.