Burnley 1, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

The fairground approach continues as Brendan Rodgers makes surprises in both systems and selections as his moves looks like random maneuvers and to play all players expect from Kasper Schmeichel out of their best positions, looks totally bewildered, and after just four minutes Hamza Choudhury is the fairy himself by handing a backpass directly to Burnley and Vydra says thanks and hammers the ball into net, 1-0 to Burnley, not yet been able to take the first sip of my match coffee.

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With Wilfred Ndidi in a role in a three men defence, it was a bit of a problem to settle so early and of course in the movies it might work, but this is something of the strangest TCF have seen in years and players struggled to adapt with a weaker midfield than expected.

Burnley kept the pressure but with a goalkeeper like Kasper Schmeichel you will not easily score and he kept Leicester in the game almsot by himself and he is a living proof of a player that has been very consistent this season and also today showed real class.

After 34 minutes Wilfred Ndidi found Kelechi Iheanacho with a great pass and the Nigerian international made the day for most Leicester City supporters hitting the net with a splended goal, but it’s again easy to see that it is not a good working dynamic between him and Jamie Vardy, though both players had a better game than we have seen in a while.

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Hopes were high for second half with the goal and getting an equalizer at the time it happened, but going out second half nothing really helped, and Burnley again made it difficult for Kasper Schmeichel who again were the saving angel, as he performed and today was the best Leicester City player on the field.

Youri Tielemans came close hitting the post, but that was also the fact for Burnley so it was an equal day for those type of episodes. It all faded out and to get a draw at Turf Moor is not bad, it’s a good point, and today Leicester couldn’t have asked for more.

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Brendan Rodgers tried to find a recipe to win and made three changes towards the end, giving Albrighton and Fofana a few minutes, also giving Sidnei Tavaraes his PL debut, which was nice to see, just hope that Brendan Rodgers have a plan for his recruit, but why the manager switched to the obvious in the second half is so irritating as he could have started in the position as you all would like to describe as 4-2-3-1 or for TCF 4-3-3.

  • Positives
    • Kasper Schmeichel being the difference between a defeat and a point, great display
    • PL debut to Sidnei Tavares, great prospect
    • Youri Tielemans taking command and trying his best
    • The change back to the obvious in second half, now stop this nonsense system changes
    • No new injuries and lovely to see Wesley Fofana back in the team
  • Negatives:
    • Playing all outfield players in a different positions that they are used to, stupidity, using a system that moves players wrongly and adjustments had to be made again, back to almost normal
    • Not able to create chances enough to win
    • Not able to play as a team competing for a top four position
    • KISS, totally forgotten, bad management today, though he corrected it ok in the end
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 9, Castagne 6, Soyuncu 6, Amartey 7, Choudhury 3, Tielemans 6, Ndidi 7, Iheanacho 7, Mendy 6, Vardy 6, Pereira 6 Subs: Albrighton, Fofana, Tavares
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kasper Schmeichel

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 39 / 61
  • Corners: 5 / 8
  • Shots on target: 7 / 4
  • Fouls: 6 / 12

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