Newly signed Cengiz Under has experienced the same treatment at Roma as several players have under Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City. You can only pick eleven for your starting line-up and often a number of players are getting a role or stamp in one place and seen totally different at others.Embed from Getty Images
Brendan Rodgers inherited a lot of difficulties but has certainly also brought a few in himself, with both Dennis Praet and Ayoze Perez not really been shown the confidence needed to be able to perform to their very best.
Perez and Praet were certainties and stars at their former clubs and Praet often seen as captain and the leader of the pack at Sampdoria and Anderlecht. Perez and Praet at their best have abilities, as we have surely seen, to win football games on their own, and they are highly classy players, but they have yet to prove themselves in the games against those heavy opponents and might not been ready for such tasks when given the job.
Hamza Choudhury is a player that has made his best performances against those top teams able to use his best skills in tackling and breaking down opponents and just be there as the killing battler and just show that vitality when you need it the most, but failing to show the same flair playing in a team that should win with possession.Embed from Getty Images
There are a great number of examples of players that have failed at Leicester City, but shined other places and no one bothers anymore, you can almost win the World Cup if you like, Andrej Kramaric did that, but as Adrien Silva, Islam Slimani and Rachid Ghezzal, you really don’t fancy them back any of them, they are all Leicester City history, and their time at the club judge them as players and not what they have done elsewhere.
Looking at Fousseni Diabatte’s performance against CL finalist PSG for Amiens last season is also something that would probably see a manager forget Cengiz Under and just call for Fousseni to return instantly, but why is that not happening? Because everything is settled in the minds of us all and it takes more than one game to win us all over, Fousseni is not good enough for Leicester City, period, but look at the faces of the famous PSG bench warmers as Fousseni scores.
If you look at those great managers of the past and also those who bring the best out of their teams today they have a special gift of seeing those small details that makes things thick and that is why TCF believe that Arsenal are going to have a happy life under Mikel Arteta. Far away in the league last season, but being able to win trophies and that is a great sign as you are progressing, and so far Brendan Rodgers haven’t shown this ability but hopefully be able to both balance his squad and get full harmony in his ensemble and get those surplus out.Embed from Getty Images
There is always a time for everything and probably selling Ben Chilwell this summer might have been the greatest move ever, the same could be said about Harry Maguire moving to Manchester United, but maybe with Riyad Mahrez, he should probably had been given a chance to leave earlier and the club should not be afraid letting players leave when they are unhappy, to try to change those heads might be difficult.Embed from Getty Images
Demarai Gray and Kelechi Iheanacho are two players that might have to be sold, they looks without a future and will not be satisfied without getting regular first team football, and should be given a chance to leave, gamble on Eppiah or Muskwe if injuries strikes as the two showed that they can be alternatives if they need to play.
Mendy and Praet together with Choudhury are three midfielders that would have played in almost any team in Europe, as they are all Premier League quality and used in their best position, fantastic players, at Leicester City they will be bench warmers when everyone is fit to play, so it could be that at least one of the three should be sold, with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall also one to consider.
The “broken” men at Leicester City are many and they will continue to grow in numbers if Brendan Rodgers can’t find out how to get the best out of them.