Lille 1 - Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and
DATE: 04.08.2018 /- TCF - FILBERTWAY
The last pre-season game kicked off this
afternoon. Lille started with an early goal, easy and a real
consentration glip from the Leicester defence, but after that
Kelechi Iheanacho showed his abillities
Simpson, Ulloa, Slimani, King and Kapustka were all absent, so were
Choudhury and Gray. Gray and Choudhury must have missed the games
with minor injuries, while the other five are reported to be among a
group of players who all could be on the way out.
Amartey and Benalouane were both starting and they performed well,
and are players who in previous seasons have shown quality to be
counted in the Premier League.
Leicester came level after 34 minutes from a great Kelechi Iheanacho
header, perfectly crossed and assisted by Marc Albrighton. Iborra
and Ndidi looked more and more comfortable in the middle as they
supported well from the centre of midfield.
1-1 at half-time and a good first 45 minutes
from Leicester City. Adrien Silva came on for the 2nd half and made
great impact, taking over from Vicente Iborra. Those two will be
fighting for a place, with Wilfred Ndidi looking certain.
Leicester made a good start to the 2nd half and a more directly
orientated team is there to see, more aggressive in a sort of way.
Chilwell could get his big break through this season, showing how
well he can go forward and make perfect passes.
Chilwell assisted Iheanacho for his 2nd goal in the 59th minute. A
great cross on the floor from the left flank found Iheanacho who
just put his foot to the ball and scored a lovely 2-1 goal.
Leicester kept momentum and a super save from Kasper Schmeichel late
in the game made it possible for Leicester City to grab their 2nd
winner of the pre-season and going home with a lot of positives.
Maddison and Silva both had to leave the field after getting knocks,
but hopefully they are both fresh and ready to go against Manchester
United on Friday.
Puel made a number of substitutions in the last 20 minutes, giving
Gordon and Ndukwu another go together with Fuchs, Diabate, Johnson
and Elder. Knight and Ward were unused subs.
So to sum up the game, here are our positvies and
negatives, player ratings and match stats,
Kelechi Iheanacho, scoring 4 in 3 pre-season friendlies, solid
Coming back after being one goal behind
Schmeichel showing match winner form, great saves, keeping Leicester
in the game
Youngsters given games and showing great attitude and working spirit
Chilwell and Albrighton with great passing skills and assisting
Silva again coming on and showing his worth, Iborra and Ndidi looks
Not being allert from the start of the game
Minor knocks to Silva and Maddison, hopefully able to play on Friday
Still a lot of questions regarding a squad that looks a bit
unfinished and in a breakup
Schmeichel 8, Amartey 6, Chilwell 7, Morgan 6, Benalouane 6, Ndidi 6,
Iborra 6, Pereira 6, Albrighton 7, Maddison 6, Iheanacho 9
Subs: Elder , Amartey , Johnson , Gordon , Ndukwu , Fuchs, Silva 7
Posession: 51 % / 49 %
Corners: 2 / 4
Shots on target: 6 / 4
Shots wide: 1 / 5
Fouls: 23 / 17
Offsides: 1 / 0
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