Leicester City were back on winning ways in the PL v. Aston Villa and it looked as if everything was as normal as it was earlier in the season when wins came thick and fast, but in recent weeks a number of results has not been as preferred.
The way Brendan Rodgers are juggling his players at times is a bit of a difficulty to understand, but the fact that he again introduced Marc Albrighton in the starting eleven v. Birmingham City in the FA Cup and let him continue in that role also against Aston Villa was a pleasant and good act by the manager.
Marc is a great passer of the ball and two assists against his former club now on Monday makes it all so great to watch. He is a player that can open defenses with a clever pass and his long ball to Harvey Barnes gave Leicester City the opening goal.
Ayoze Perez doesn’t bring the same thing to the table, and for Leicester City to use Marc in games were you really want to open a defense, no one is better. Leicester City will play Watford on Saturday and this will be a perfect game for Marc.
He will be up against his former manager, who did call for Marc in those late games of the “great escape” and really became as vital as Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in that winning strike of games five seasons ago.
Youri Tielemans also holds the same quality in those type of passes, but to also have Marc on the field makes it very difficult for opponents to find the way of stopping Leicester City.
Great to see that Marc still is in Brendan Rodgers plans and that he was given a chance and against those type of opponents he is really needed. We wish to see more of Marc as a “jack in the box” when needed and against opposition that really will try to stay low and not keep possession.
Marc is at the moment competing for a position in the team with Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray as they are also used on the flank. Harvey Barnes looks certain on the other flank and his presence is getting more and more important as well.
So far Marc Albrighton has started only 3 games, played a total of only 14, but hopefully Brendan Rodgers will get his clever mind to understand how and why he should use Marc in different games and against different opponents.
Marc did score Leicester City’s first goal ever in the Champions League, he is a PL winner with Leicester, being a certainty in the team picked by Claudio Ranieri, and his work rate defensively is another vital point.
The big issue for Leicester City in the games coming up is not to go on a losing strike and if you like to keep the ball in the team and really have those quality passes, you have to understand that Marc Albrighton would be ideal in those situations.