Leicester started positively in a new formation change again as Brendan Rodgers continues to troll with his line-up, fielding Jannik Vestergaard in there instead of using Harvey Barnes from start, or play Bouba Soumare, strange and irritating.
As said previous it all comes down to rythm of his teams and often and today Tottenham took over and Harry Kane came close and also scored a nice goal in a game were Spurs were dominant.
Looking at the match stats you will find few chances for Leicester and after that positive start the team was pushed into their own penalty area and a number of good saves for Kasper Schmeichel and heroic defending at times made it possible to keep a clean sheet.
Leicester scored first and out of thin air really with Patson Daka getting the ball over the line after 24 minutes. Then it was all about defending but that was harder said than done with Harry Kane scoring a nice goal after 38 mintues. Leicester and Tottenham were even at half time.Embed from Getty Images
Not much happening in 2nd half as Leicester managed to control Tottenham better with the Londoners having the ball most but they were never really close and when James Maddison with a bit of luck managed to get the ball in behind Hugo Lloris we were again happy as it was another lucky strike from Leicester after 76 minutes.
Harvey Barnes was surprisingly placed on the bench from start, and nice to see him and James Justin coming on and both looked to have the influence needed to bring home all points for Leicester, but in a strange way Harvey Barnes decided to shoot on his perfect chance late on in the game, instead of passing the ball to Ademola Lookman who was on open goal. To be as blind as HB was in that situation made it impossible to kill the game and settling a 3-1 win.
What happened in the end is a massive blunder by Brendan Rodgers not being able to get his game plan sorted out as he must have had no idea of what to do going into those vital minutes in the end and it looked like a mess as Bergwijn mananged to score two in those late minutes.Embed from Getty Images
When a team act as Leicester did in the end you surely have to address that to the manager as he can do tactical moves that would have given another picture. Tottenham were the better team and players, in the end, looked like a gang of blind cats jumping out of a sack.
The team had great support from the stands and hopefully those massive errors in the end will be looked at. This team needs a bit of stability but as stressed so many times, changing players and system will always hurt you as the structure was totally gone and what Bergwijn did in the end should never happen and will not happen if players knows their jobs.
It could have been a positive afternoon, but it ended as a horror show, with that said, Spurs deserved all points as they were dominant and had the best chances and in the end they were rewarded.
Brendan Rodgers again showed his lack of controll and how he miss out on making those vital decissions from the bench that will give the team new energy and keep it possible to defend the result that was gained, very disappointed with his act today as it all ended in a nightmare.Embed from Getty Images
Tottenham are at the moment in great form and to be able to defeat them would have been fantastic and it looked all good, but as we have seen over and over again games are lost on silly mistakes and with difficulties to keep zones and understand each others movement.
Next up is Brighton at home on Sunday, hopefully a new chance to get points and hopes for a settled system at least. The changes of back line kills this team and makes it stumble, why not just settle it all with a 4-3-3, and just stop this stupidity with all these formation changes.
- Goals scored from out of thin air. credit to James Maddison and Patson Daka
- 93 minutes of hope for 3 fantastic points
- James Justin return
- Brendan Rodgers not able to make changes that gives us the calm to pick up all points
- Letting in those sloppy goals in the end
- Looks unsettled in the back a new change to a three men back line
- Youri Tielemans and his contribution was far below expectations, credit to Spurs for their job on him
- Exposing Jannik Vestergaard again and his game was a nightmare to watch
- Soyuncu also having problems navigating as he often gets out of position
Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Albrighton 6, Choudhury 6, Vestergaard 3, Soyuncu 4, Tielemans 4, Maddison 7, Daka 7, Lookman 6, Thomas 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Subs: Justin, Barnes, SoumareEmbed from Getty Images
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- James Maddison
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 49 / 51
- Corners: 3 / 8
- Shots on target: 4 / 10
- Fouls: 6 / 12
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