Leicester 0, Everton 2, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Strangely Brendan Rodgers changed his tactics against Everton and did not lay any trust in the work done so splendid against Brighton and his tactics again made it difficult to get the grip of the game as Everton showed great quality through two halves.

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Everton didn’t field their strongest side with James Rodgriguez sidelined and also missing their preferred full backs Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne. Former Leicester City defender Michael Keane had a fantastic day and he kept Jamie Vardy silent for 90 minutes.

A bit of sloppy defending and also seing Kasper Schmeichel a bit out of position in goal made it easy for Richarlison slotting in the first goal with a nice placed shot and we then knew this would be very difficult.

There was a few attempts from Leicester City, but to field both Under and Barnes in the same line-up makes our forward line a bit more predictable as the two are like trains on a track going forward as fast as they get the ball and just sprint for a goal, while other flanks such as Perez and Albrighton can look up and make the cross or go more into the field.

No more goals in the first half and of course it was also easy to see Nididi’s presence in the midfield was heavily missing as he was moved down in defense to cover for Jonny Evans who was out with his yellow’s.

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Brendan Rodgers might have hoped for something to happen early in the 2nd half as noe changes were done early, and with Everton on form and after 72 minutes really killing the game with a Holgate goal inside the penalty box, his first ever in the Premier League.

With Everton 2-0 up little or no hope was left to believe that Leicester could get something from the game, but when we all thought that Ayoze Perez had earned a penalty hope again rise for something to happen, but VAR and the referee decided on the opposite and no penalty given in the end.

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Another late attempt and a Jamie Vardy header a bit earlier could have changed it all, but it was not the day of Leicester City, and again a dreadful result at home, really this has become a bit of a repeating problem for Brendan Rodgers.

This season looks a full open affair and despite a bad result Leicester City are still very much up there among the best teams, and not to complain, but to lose at home is not what we want to see, should be possible to pick points up instead of losing out.

  • Positives
    • Creating enough to win
    • Some good attempts
  • Negatives:
    • Nididi cannot be moved from his midfield role anymore, he is needed more in this position
    • Brendan Rodgers missed again on his tactical moves
    • Under and Barnes too similar in the same line-up
    • Under not really showing the strength we need to trust that he is a man to put on the field
    • Letting in two goals, not good enough
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Fuchs 6, Fofana 6, Justin 6, Ndidi 6, Maddison 5, Mendy 5, Tielemans 6, Vardy 6, Barnes 5, Under 5 Subs: Iheanacho, Perez
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wesley Fofana

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 61 / 39
  • Corners: 9 / 5
  • Shots on target: 2 / 6
  • Fouls: 12 / 9

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