Tottenham 3, Leicester 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Brendan Rodgers kept faith in his 2-0 winning team from the previous game against Sheffield United, seeing Brendan Rodgers going for his heart and not tactics this time, not a surprise, but to play with a 3-4-3 away to Spurs at their new fantastic stadium and Harry Kane up front with Jose Mourinho as the manager is like a suicide act.

Even if Brendan Rodgers had tried to play a bit more defensively, to secure a point and also starting with four in the back, he would have been in trouble,  and again not really impressive, but TCF can understand the approach.

Leicester had a positive game and with posession of 71% away you should be able to create more and if you don’t it might have been a trap from Jose Mourinho who often win games against Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester were 1-0 down after just 6 minutes when James Justin deflects a shot from Son and with such clinical players up front you will always be punished as Leicester City was two times more in that first half, giving Harry Kane a bit of space and with his goalscoring skills you will be 100% punished.

The game was in real over after the first half, Brendan Rodgers making his first move, taking off Ryan Bennett and replacing him with Demarai Gray. It was all over and despite pushing the ball around Leicester were no treath to Spurs during the 90 minutes.

It was dull to watch, but the Champions League spot was not lost in this game it was wasted against Watford, Brighton, Everton and Bournemouth, so to go to Tottenham and try to get something is as we wrote in the preview, very difficult.

Luke Thomas did not have the same success this time with the youngster making a number of mistakes leading to two of the goals and a bit sloppy at times, but he was again positive and showing promise.

We all remember the situation with Ben Chilwell a few years back, making a number of silly mistakes, and tribute to Brendan Rodgers for keeping him on the field and let him have another full game in the first team.

George Hirst was also given his debut today, coming on and showing his talent with a nice shot and a header during his short time on the field. We all knew that it will be down to the Manchester United game and it could be that Leicester City needs to win and ending 3rd is still possible, Chelsea having Liverpool and Wolves to play.

  • Positives
    • Keeping faith in those winning against Sheffield United
    • Giving a new youngster a few minutes to make his debut
  • Negatives:
    • Not able to keep Harry Kane quiet
    • Letting in sloppy goals and destroying the goal advantage
    • Not being able to play with more momentum
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 5, Justin 5, Evans 5, Morgan 5, Bennett 3, Thomas 4, Tielemans 6, Ndidi 6, Perez 5, Barnes 5, Vardy 5, Subs: Gray, Mendy, Hirst, Preat, Iheancho

 

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wilfred Ndidi

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 29 / 71
  • Corners: 4 / 13
  • Shots on target: 3 / 6
  • Fouls: 15 / 10

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