Claudio Ranieri wants Leicester supporters to give N’Golo Kante a good reception when Chelsea visit on Tuesday.
Kante was the sole core member of Leicester’s Premier League title-winning side to depart in the summer when he joined Chelsea in a £32m deal.
Speaking ahead their EFL Cup clash, Ranieri said: “I will give to him a very warm welcome back and I am sure also our fans they must appreciate what he did last season and give him a warm welcome.
“I will be very happy if our fans clap him at the beginning and afterwards he is an enemy.
“They must understand that when a big team arrives, it is difficult to say no.
“He was very important for us and I think he was even more important for us than at Chelsea because Chelsea have so many big players.”