Leicester 1, Fulham 2, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Brendan Rodgers made a mess out this game, and his selection of players looks like a fools act. Strange that a full time highly paid manager could make errors like a kid in a kindergarten. It’s a fadese and not to understand, but obviously players should also look themselves in the mirror.

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The start was pretty good and before Fulham scored their first goal this looked as a winning formula, but as TCF have stated before, playing without four in defence and a settled three men midfield and three men up front, you should have pretty good arguments for doing something else.

To see a new selection again without Harvey Barnes, our newest England international, is just foolish and idiotic, he should play alongside Jamie Vardy and today we also did miss Marc Albrighton who could have served those two with some elegant assists, but he never entered the field.

Brendan Rodgers might have looked at this game as a clear winner and saved some of his players who have been playing a lot lately, but he missed completely and his shambles should be addressed as points are lost at home against opposition that we should defeat everyday of the week.

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All credit to Scott Parker who is a young and clever manager, really trying to find the way forward with a young approach and a number of great players as we could see with England U.21 internationals Lookman and Aina both very impressive in an exciting team for the future.

When also Fulham was rewarded a clear penalty after VAR had adjusted the decision of the referee, and Cavaleiro converted from the penalty spot, the day looked close to a nightmare disaster for Brendan Rodgers who did what he should have done from start, adjusted his team to a 4-3-3 system but instead of putting on Albrighton he gave Under a chance, ok to use his new man, but today Albrighton’s abilities would have opened the Fulham defense in a better way.

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Fulham defended very well and Leicester struggled to create chances and even with four forwards pushing for a goal it wasn’t until the 86th minute when Harvey Barnes scored a nice goal that any hope was to see, but a number of idiotic attempts from James Maddison and James Justin shooting from far distance made it impossible to get the equalizer.

Fulham did come close to kill the game off in stoppage time, but the attempt from Aina on an empty goal never found the net. To lose at home to a relegation fighter is not ok, and doing it at home is unforgivable and it’s time stop the experiments.

Fulham must be in heaven after this result as Leicester missed again failing to go top of the Premier League table with a clown act. It’s a shame, and again a manager of Leicester City is using the team to his disposal as an experiment project.

  • Positives
    • Harvey Barnes with a great goal
    • Kasper Schmeichel making a number of great saves
  • Negatives:
    • Brendan Rodgers system and selection problems
    • Not being able to play out a relegation fighter at home
    • Some awful performances from players that should perform much better
    • Not able to get into the top of the Premier League table
    • Disappointed with Brendan Rodgers making a fool of himself
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Justin 5, Fuchs 4, Fofana 6, Evans 5, Praet 3, Tielemans 6, Mendy 5, Thomas 2, Vardy 4, Maddison 4 Subs: Barnes 6, Under 6, Iheanacho
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Harvey Barnes

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 68 / 32
  • Corners: 6 / 5
  • Shots on target: 3 / 5
  • Fouls: 9 / 21

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