Leicester 1, Everton 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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James Maddison, James Justin and Ricardo Pereira were all absent from the line-up as Brendan Rodgers again made an experimental approach from start. Ayoze Perez was thrown in so was Daniel Amartey.

Again goals came early and this time after just six minutes with a special and fantastic shot from Vitaliy Mykolenko, not blocked by any Leicester defenders and also passing Kasper Schmeichel on it’s way.

Leicester came back and scored from Patson Daka. A clown act by Mina and Holgate as they crashed and Daka picked it up as he came alone with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

To throw players into a team and just play them around on the field might be a special one, but to see Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall used a left flank in this 3-5-2 set up was a miss and also playing Youri Tielemans out of position and who knows were Ayoze Perez was supposed to be?

Brendan Rodgers might have his ideas about this and that, but no one could defend in the 30th minute when Holgate scored from close range and again Leicester defenders were watching the birds.

The idea of playing Iheanacho and Daka up front might on paper look good, but the two looks like persons with distance to each other and communication looks totally lost.

2nd half was as we have seen a lot this season a passing game up and down from Leicester and no pentration power and again left empty handed in the end.

Harvey Barnes came on and had a header and a shot close to score, but the best player on the field Jordan Pickford saved everything today and in a way was the difference between the two teams.

Frank Lampard do have a great goalkeeper between the posts and if Everton survive this season they will have to thank Pickford for heroic performances as he continued to impress as much as he did against Chelsea in that previous win.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers needs to be careful with his attitude and juggle cones as he prepares the team for the last four games of the season. Drop players that no longer are part of future plans, stop the nonsence change and chop, and please don’t play players out of position, seldom works.

  • Positives
    • Patson Dake scoring a goal
    • Fofana looking fresh and in progress
    • Domination and of course dominating play in both halves
    • Good attempts from Harvey Barnes
  • Negatives:
    • No real plan or winning formula
    • Throwing players in and out mixing it all
    • Not able to bring a game to bed
    • Losing again on set pieces letting in sloppy goals

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Castagne 5, Amartey 5, Fofana 6, Evans 5, Tielemans 5, Dewsbury-Hall 5, Iheanacho 4, Daka 5, Perez 3, Mendy 5, Subs: Barnes, Vardy, Lookman

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wesley Fofana

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 66 / 34
  • Corners: 6 / 1
  • Shots on target: 9 / 4
  • Fouls: 11 / 6

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