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Chelsea 0 - Leicester 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

DATE: 13.01.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK

 

What a great display by Leicester and Claude Puel is more and more a team building possession and conducting the game in two halfs, what a fantastic way to transform a football team

Few believed that City had any hope of anything at Stamford Bridge. A very difficult place to come to and play, but City took the command in the first half and really showed great quality and especially the centre of midfield with Wilfred Ndidi and Matty James where impressive.

City had their chances and two great passes from Ben Chilwell to Okazaki and later to Vardy was not converted, and the England U.21 international shows the greatness of his play going forward.

City also had also thrown in Daniel Amartey and Alexandar Dragovic in the absence of Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan, both out with injuries. Harry Maguire did well in defence together with the other three, and behind them as always a solid Kasper Schmeichel.
 

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We didn't really believe everything that happened in the first half, great positivity and showing that you can hold the ball up high and pressure teams in the top six at home, with a lot of not regulars in the line-up, that shows that something is on.

A number of great saves from Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois shows how well City were playing. City and especially Mahrez kept terrorising the Chelsea defence with a clear penalty situation early in the 2nd half. The referee showed that he was playing for Chelsea in this game.

City dominated the game until Mr Jones, the man with the whistle, decided to give Ben Chilwell a second yellow for an offence that was not really a yellow card, and with that decission really tries to destroy the game.
 

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The men in black does need VAR all over, they can just stay at home, and when he sends off Ben Chilwell, why does he let Kantè off just minutes later for a simular situation. Jones also overlooked a penalty situation when Mahrez is clearly offended inside the penalty box.

In the end of the game with just ten men, it is all over for Leicester, and the job is to just defend for the rest of the game, and so they do. Okazaki leaves the field and Fuchs comes in to just steady the ship.

Later also Vardy and James are taken off, giving their places to Gray and Iborra. The game ends 0-0 and in a way ok and as tcf would say a real bonus, taking points of a top six club and away as well.

Positives:
One of the best performances from a City team away ever in the Premier League,
A changed side, keeping more posession and playing to their full strength
Creating a great number of chances against Chelsea, 12 attempts on Chelsea's goal is the most ever under Abramovic time
Puel changing and playing the team in a strategic manner, which is great to see
Mahrez on show, Ndidi and James showing great strength against Bakayoko, Fabregas and Kantè, very impressive
Keeping a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge is great

Negatives:
Not scoring from so many attempts
Puel could have taken off both Okazaki and Chilwell earlier, when they both had yellow cards, Fuchs and Gray will not let the team down
Puel not showing great skills during 90 minutes, not coaching to his full strength
Getting a player send off, and two other yellow carded
James injury, hopefully no worries, but that boy is one unlucky

Player ratings:
Schmeichel 7, Amartey 5, Chilwell 6, Maguire 7, Dragovic 6, James 8, Ndidi 8, Mahrez 9, Albrighton 5, Vardy 6, Okazaki 5
Subs: Fuchs, Gray, Iborra

Match Stats:
H/A
Possession: 52 % / 48 %
Corners: 6 / 3
Shots on target: 8 / 2
Shots wide: 4 / 9
Fouls: 13 / 13
Offsides: 5 / 3

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