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

As much as we would like to see Leicester City line-up’s in a 4-3-3 formation, as you can change the triangle in the center of midfield, depending on players available, but today again a new formation change as Brendan Rodgers again makes a system and player selection change at once, the result is easy to see, players uncomfortable as they are playing a bit different.

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To see Sidnei Tavares from start is of course thrilling, but to find time for experiments at this time in a season that you are fighting for Champions League football is again totally incredible and Adam Lallana did the most out of this mess, scoring a leading goal after just 10 minutes, while Brighton just kept the pressure and gave Leicester a very hard time, again a solid performance from Kasper Schmeichel stopped the attempts coming from The Seagulls.

Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho were again paired up front, of course great to see two forwards playing and we all know the situation for the two, one not really able to adapt, Kelechi, the other a bit sour after an operation and not finding the goal at the moment.

No more goals in the first half, settling for a change and hopefully a better performance from Leicester going out in the second. Brendan Rodgers is a riddle at the moment and his tactical moves and changes are not to understand, but before making any changes in the second half, Youri Tielemans found Kelechi Iheanacho with a superb pass, and the finish was just brilliant as Leicester were back and equal.

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Marc Albrighton came on after 62 minutes replacing Sidnei Tavares, and his contribution was there to see, but again what was Albrighton’s contribution, playing in a central role, as he just were slotted into Sidnei’s position, ok, if things work, then why not, but certainly surprising.

Marc Albrighton became influential as his corner kick found Daniel Amartey on the far post and his finishing made the day for everyone following Leicester City, scoring with a perfect header, passing every single player and to see Leicester 2-1 up after 82 minutes was just fantastic.

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Brendan Rodgers makes a tactical move in the end giving Hamza Choudhury the minutes and taking off Kelechi Iheanacho who again showed why he is a player to count, and with the best away record in the PL who can complain, it’s just to accept that Rodgers will go his own ways and make those decisions you find very upsetting and irritating and in his post match interview, he is just talking about energy and aggressive pressure and doesn’t say a thing about the structure and how Leicester City play, and how bad everything looked first half.

Of course seeing the table, watching everything with the 2nd half as perspective you can always find the positives, but today TCF feel that “luck” was the only answer to this win, and nothing else, sorry to all who would like to see this team settled and in a 4-3-3 system, but we just have to believe that Mr. Rodgers can do things in his own way and that his trolling will give success, because from a footballing point of view this is not the obvious route to win football games.

  • Positives
    • Two goals scored late 2nd half, securing a wonderful win
    • Kasper Schmeichel doing another solid performance
    • Sidnei Tavares showing he is a solid and top young player
    • Kelechi Iheanacho scoring and showing his strength
  • Negatives:
    • Not really convincing as this looks as a very lucky win
    • Brendan Rodgers and his system changes
    • Juggling players and not really settling anything, but if this is the new way, and wins are what is the outcome, who cares, but it’s not how football should be addressed, sorry
    • Tielemans yellow
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Castagne 6, Soyuncu 6, Amartey 7, Tavares 6, Tielemans 7, Ndidi 6, Iheanacho 7, Vardy 6, Pereira 6, Fofana 6 Subs: Albrighton, Choudhury
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Daniel Amartey

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 37 / 63
  • Corners: 6 / 6
  • Shots on target: 2 / 4
  • Fouls: 14 / 8

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