Leicester 0, Chelsea 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

The line-up looked as we would have thought, with one surprise, James Maddison missing the game with an injury with Dennis Praet taking his place and with both Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez back from start it looked a solid line-up.

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Chelsea decided to do a bit of rotation with some of their more experienced players left on the bench and no surprise that Leicester City had the upper hand in the first half, creating a few good chances and really showing their best for so far this season.

The 4-3-3 structure was back and why Brendan Rodgers decides to change and then go back to what he did before, makes you start to wonder if this man is seaking some kind of understanding or just doing his random stuff, which is terrible when it comes to management.

Leicester City never did manage to score any goals in the first half and when Frank Lampard decided to make three substitutions at half time, Leicester City never managed to figure out the new Chelsea formula with a certain Kovacic running the show and putting everything correctly for The Blues.

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Eventually Chelsea managed to score with a nice combination finding Ross Barkley who also had come on from the bench, Barkley later came close with a shot saved by Leicester City’s best player today, Kasper Schmeichel.

Caglar Soyuncu came close with a header but another Chelsea sub, Azpilicueta got his head on it and it went wide. It could have been a game to win for Leicester City, but again it showed how opponents managed to get the best out of their game just when it mattered.

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Leicester City looked positive in the first half, playing the football we know and with a line-up that made sense, but again substitutions were a bit difficult to understand with the players substituted the once that were new from the previous game and not resting anyone at all.

To understand Brendan Rodgers and the way he work at the moment is difficult to understand, but hopefully he will be able to get a team going now with only the Premier League to consentrate on, and hopefully manage to secure that Champions League spot.

  • Positives
    • Kasper Schmeichel, another solid performance
    • 1st half performance
  • Negatives:
    • Not able to create enough, players looks a bit out of it
    • Letting in a goal and not being able to score
    • FA Cup again stopping in the Quarter’s against Chelsea
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Justin 5, Chilwell 5, Evans 6, Soyuncu 6, Tielemans 5, Praet 6, Ndidi 6, Perez 5, Barnes 4, Vardy 4, Subs: Gray, Choudhury, Albrighton

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kasper Schmeichel

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 48 / 52
  • Corners: 6 / 5
  • Shots on target: 3 / 4
  • Fouls: 8 / 7

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