Leicester 1, Sevilla 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Pre-season fixture

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Brendan Rodgers made his last call in pre-season as Leicester took Sevilla with a strong line-up against an opponent playing a mixed set up as they also played Arsenal on Saturday.

Daniel Iversen started in goal with Kasper Schmeichel getting 2nd half, Timothy Castagne was chosen in midfield in front of Soumare, Mendy as Ndidi got minutes after being absent with injury for a while.

As expected Leicester came out strongly and created chances with James Maddison being lively as well as Harvey Barnes up alongside Jamie Vardy.

Daniel Iversen had little to do with a clever partnership in Fofana and Evans showing everyone how Leicester can play if the two are present. Youri Tielemans came in early on as he replaced Ricardo Pereira, pushing Timothy Castagne to the right. Pereira hopefully can recover fast but it looked a bit strange the situation with him just going to the ground with some sort of twist on his ancle.

Not many full chances created first half, but still dominating against Sevilla which in real had almost a b set up out there but still they do have more than eleven players. The first half ended without any goals and 0-0 on the scoreboard.

Fofana and Iversen left the field after 45 minutes and quess work can start as Kasper Schmeichel did get the last 45 minutes. Daniel Amartey took over from Fofana who had an excellent first half and with the history of last season in mind, maybe the best decision of the day by Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester kept the pressure and really pushed on for a goal. James Maddison did manage to set up Kiernan Dewsbuy Hall after 68 minutes put the ball in the net behind Dmitrovic in the Sevilla goal.

Just minutes before the goal Dennis Praet and Bouba Soumare had entered the field and take the places of Harvey Barnes and Wilfred Ndidi. Patson Daka had a few minutes before come on for Jamie Vardy.

Leicester controlled the game without any of the two goalkeepers at Leicester being put any type of allert as also the 2nd half showed no signs of a Sevilla goal to be scored.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has shown this pre-season that he can be the player to push a game in the correct direction and hopefully he can produce and evolve, then we will be looking at a very interesting development under Brendan Rodgers.

As many rumorus are spread just days before the season kicks off and certainly drives traffic through the roof we do just have to wait and see what happens with hopefully some type of transfer changes taking place, but hopefully not with those in the starting eleven today.

  • Positives
    • Another solid performance
    • Daniel Iversen looking to get trust and could be the starting goalkeeper for Brentford
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall stepping up and has done well this pre-season
    • James Maddison looking fresh, Fofana and Evans both very positive
  • Negatives
    • injuries and knocks in the last game before pre-season, hope is for Pereira to recover fast
    • Not able to score more goals in a game with much domination

Player Ratings: Iversen 6, Pereira, Justin 6, Evans 7, Fofana 8, Dewsbury-Hall 8, Maddison 7, Ndidi 6, Vardy 6, Barnes 6, Castagne 6 Subs: Tielemans 5, Amartey 6, Praet, Soumare, Daka, Albrighton

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 55 / 45
  • Corners: – / –
  • Shots on target: – / –
  • Fouls: – / –

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