After a fantastic display in the weekend v. Liverpool, it was back up on the horse and travelling to a special away game against a difficult opponent in Slavia Prague. Brendan Rodgers did as we hoped, just slotted in a player when one is left out.Embed from Getty Images
Luke Thomas got the chance in the absence of Ricardo Pereira who was one of many players to miss the game due to injury, and it’s might difficult to cope with all this and at the same time be able to be competitive, but with that in mind Leicester did well.
Early chances for Marc Albrighton and a lively Harvey Barnes, did not result in goals, but it was a signal that it could be a pretty afternoon for Leicester. A team almost identical with the one starting against Liverpool, had the attitude and spirit from start.Embed from Getty Images
The frist half faded out with a few more half chances for both teams, but going into 2nd half and after an hour of play, Brendan Rodgers took off both Maddison and Vardy, and it was probably a signal saying that a 0-0 draw away might be what this night was ment to be.
No more good chances was really created and the two teams will meet again at King Power on the 25th of February to settle this games of two. Leicester certainly had enough to win in Prague, but looking at the terraces you could see in full that Slavia Prague was on a “fox hunt”.
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Looking at this this with neutral eyes, you will think that it was a good performance and going east is never easy, so to come back with a draw is after all a relatively good result, and this also puts real pressure on Slavia as they might see it more difficult, going to Leicester to win.
Brendan Rodgers could take his team into the next round and it looks as a great possibility to get further in Europe, as Leicester are marching on, a new game coming up in the PL on Sunday, hopefully getting something at Villa Park.
- Harvey Barnes putting on a great display
- Not losing away, always good
- Luke Thomas getting more experience at this level
- A bleak performance, not creating enough to score
- With the pressure Leicester had, a goal would should have been scored
- Yellow cards to Tielemans, Ndidi and Iheanacho
- Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Amartey 6, Soyuncu 6, Evans 6, Thomas 6, Tielemans 6, Ndidi 7, Albrighton 6, Vardy 5, Barnes 7, Maddison 6 Subs: Iheanacho, Choudhury, Under
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Harvey Barnes
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 47 / 53
- Corners: 8 / 3
- Shots on target: 3 / 1
- Fouls: 14 / 10