Claudio Ranieri has explained his decision to reinstate Ben Foster as his number one goalkeeper, with Daniel Bachmann dropping back to the bench.

After recovering from a groin injury, Foster was brought back into the starting XI against Newcastle United at the weekend, with Austrian international Bachmann having to once again settle for a reserve spot in the squad, despite starting all of the last seven games in all competitions.

Ahead of another hugely important game at Burnley tomorrow night, Ranieri was asked of the benefits of having the 38-year-old at his disposal again and the Italian said he offered a slight advantage over his teammate.

"Foster is a very good personality and we can start from the back to play football," said Ranieri.

"It’s good I have two good goalkeepers but Ben is a little more of an advantage than the other."

Ranieri is expecting Foster to have a busy match at Turf Moor tomorrow evening, with the Italian wary of the Clarets' idiosyncratic style of play.

The 70-year-old believes his side are going to be in for a "battle" and said it is important that they come away with at least another point.

"It's important to not lose the game and it's important to make another good match, with the attitude, with passion, with all our form," he continued.

"I expect a big battle. Burnley are one of the best teams at putting the ball in the opponent's box and we have to stay carefully and play our football.

"They are used to playing this way and I’m sure they will continue to play this way. You can’t change mentality in one week.

"I'm sure it will be another great match tomorrow, we know we are in a relegation battle. Burnley are a solid team, a strong team, it will be a battle. We must be ready."