Leicester 3, Fulham 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

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The team was back to basics, 4-4-1-1, and as we played against Brighton. No fuzz, just basics and playing players in the positions they should, great to watch, continue with that Brendan Rodgers.

The start was ok and a bit of back and forward before a great combination of play started by Ndidi, finding Vardy and his little flick into Tielemans, makes it easy for him to score, just pushing the ball over the line. 1-0.

Leicester continued to put pressure on Fulham, who at this time looked as they are, close to relegation and not really having a plan of how to get out of it.

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2nd half also started well, but a strange positioning by Ben Chilwell made it possible for Fulham forward Ayite to get into the Leicester penalty area and with a fine finish really upset us all watching, it was 1-1 after 51 minutes and really a blow.

But as the game went on we all could see that Leicester were the better team and when James Maddison, after 78 minutes, found Jamie Vardy with a perfect pass, and Jamie finished with a great strike, City were back in the lead.

Shinji Okazaki came on in this game and fought fantastically as he freed the ball for Harvey Barnes who found Jamie Vardy with a perfect pass, and again Jamie “said hello” and his finish was another great strike, 3-1.

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It was great to see the line-up, and just thought today we have a winner. Football should be made simple and just trust the players when they are playing in their preferred positions and not think too much about the opponent.

The progress of Harvey Barnes is marvelous to watch, and the way Youri Tielemans is also settling in looks fantastic. Tielemans is a great player, not really knowing why Brendan Rodgers is taking him off, his presence will be vital for the rest of the season.

A great day at the office, winning at home, 3-1 is just what we all want and hope for, doing that week in and week out you will get smiles around King Power Stadium.

  • Positives:
    • Back to basics, the squad is build around this system
    • Tielemans scores the first goal, two by Vardy
    • Scoring three at home, getting a good result
    • No “genius acts” by the manager, just route one
    • Winning with possession, 55 %
    • Vardy pass 100 goals for Leicester City
  • Negatives:
    • Chilwell not up to standard today defensively
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6. Pereira 6, Chilwell 5, Maguire 6, Evans 7, Ndidi 7, Tielemans 7, Barnes 7, Vardy 9, Maddison 7, Gray 6, Subs: Mendy, Ghezzal, Okazaki

Match Stats: H/A

  • Possession: 55 / 45
  • Corners: 6 / 5
  • Shots on target: 5 / 2
  • Shots wide: 9 / 1
  • Fouls: 9 / 13
  • Offsides: 1 / 1


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