Watford 1, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Football was back and nice to see the faces of Brendan Rodgers, Nigel Pearson and Craig Shakespeare leading the teams out at Vicarage Road, and it looked as a friendly happening and a cool atmosphere around the place.

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We have followed the Bundesliga for a while and to see a game without attendances has been the normal and you start to get used to it, and again it was like a friendly atmosphere as part of a pre-season set up.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers lined up a team that looked solid in all areas and with the absence of Ricardo Pereira, injured at the moment, James Justin was the only surprise among the 11. To see Marc Albrighton out there was no surprise as his form was fantastic before the PL closed in March.

Albrighton came close with a shot, hitting the post, but before Ben Chilwell’s fantastic goal it wasn’t much happening in front of the two goals. Leicester were solid in their back four and Kasper Schmeichel had a realtively silent day in goal.

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Again Brendan Rodgers must address his frustration towards a group of players who cannot keep the lead for a few minutes into stoppage time and letting a player like Craig Dawson getting a chance to score. It’s absolutely crazy to see what happens in this final minutes of the game and that no one is taking the lead and stopping Watford.

To get away from Vicarage Road with a point is not bad, and it’s a good point, but it should have been all three, and what fantastic result it would have been with that fantastic shot from Chilwell settling everything. But just minutes after not being able to keep this alive is a dreadfull experience.

Nice to see Demarai Gray coming on and assisting Ben Chilwell brilliantly for his goal and hoping he will contribute for the rest of the season. Hamza Choudhury and Kelechi Iheanacho also came on in the game.

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Leicester City are now on 54 points and with Man Utd. Tottenham and Arsenal not able to win and even Arsenal losing all points away to Brighton, we can be in front of keeping the 3rd place and hope for more points in the next event coming up soon.

  • Positives
    • Playing comfortably away, keeping possession
    • Albrighton still has it, a good performance
    • Ben Chilwell’s goal, what a beauty
  • Negatives:
    • Not being able to kill this game and win comfortably
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Justin 6, Chilwell 7, Evans 6, Soyuncu 6, Maddison 6, Ndidi 6, Tielemans 6, Albrighton 7, Barnes 6, Vardy 6 Subs: Gray, Iheanacho, Choudhury

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Ben Chilwell

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 32 / 68
  • Corners: 2 / 7
  • Shots on target: 4 / 2
  • Fouls: 15 / 12

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