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

Brighton was a possible banana skin and when the line-up came to my face, you got totally riddled by the exclusion of Harvey Barnes, and again trolling with the system and fielding three players in the back again, which is a nightmare to see, and also playing a system offensively not easy to understand, strange and sceptical to it all.

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This is a game that should be won any day of the week anything else would have been a failure, and with such an arsenal of good players superior to what Graham Potter can choose from at Brighton, the system becomes less important.

Leicester started the game positively but chances were spoiled and then Brighton was given the chances to score, but great saves from Kasper Schmeichel kept Leicester in the game, and exposed as they were, it was a bit scary.

As the game progressed great individuals showed their abilities and Jamie Vardy came close hitting the bar before James Maddison scored his first from a nice placed shot on the ground. Then a few minutes later in the 41st it was time for Jamie Vardy to score from a perfect James Justin pass.

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Then just before the end of the first half James Maddison striked again with a perfect curled shot up in the left corner, a stunning goal, and great to have this lively player back at his best.

Leicester were 3-0 up after first half, with the second half again becoming something of a long yawn, and just a transport towards the 90th minute signal, but again well controlled by Leicester over that 2nd half not giving Brighton any hope of scoring.

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Jonny Evans played a good game, but his yellow card, would see Leicester missing him from the next game coming up against Everton, a very vital one, and would have loved to have Evans available for that one, but that is not going to happen.

TCF will not be in favour any type of “spontaneous” system changes, and this win was surely not down to the system change but to the fact that individual skills are better at Leicester City than at Brighton & Hove Albion, that was the real difference between the teams.

  • Positives
    • Kasper Schmeichel at his best, saving Leicester City in vital situations
    • James Maddison stepping up big time, great performance
    • Jamie Vardy netting his 10th of the season, splended
    • Winning at home, doing what we all would like to see, favorite wins
  • Negatives:
    • Jonny Evans picking up a yellow
    • Harvey Barnes left out of the starting eleven again, annoying
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 8, Evans 7, Fuchs 6, Fofana 6, Justin 8, Ndidi 7, Tielemans 7, Vardy 8, Perez 6, Maddison 9, Albrighton 7 Subs: Barnes, Mendy, Praet
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 55 / 45
  • Corners: 9 / 5
  • Shots on target: 6 / 4
  • Fouls: 9 / 11

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