Brendan Rodgers did surprise us all again when he went for something total different and changed every idea from the pre-season campaign.
To settle a team and a squad you need one system to adapt to and play, bring in players capable of doing the job inside that system to the best possible result.
If you go for something else you will soon find out that you are thin in certain areas and that covers for your ideas are not in place.
In football the system is not the most important but if you decide to scrap it totally you will find your solutions a bit difficult to adjust. Players will always be the important and what you have available will sometimes give you a headache as the team might need a change.
Over the years we have seen Leicester switch formations from manager to manager and also one manager doing his changes as he cannot decide what is best. It makes it difficult for players to adapt and in Premier League action you will punished hard if you are not 100% ready when the whistle blows.
The strange thing is that Brendan Rodgers often makes changes in games that do not work out as he has planned and most people are baffled by his ideas as they are above our own thinking. Against Southampton in the last game of the season he took of KDH, got a massive effect when putting on Ayoze Perez, when he did the same to harm Brentford with more work to do in their defensive line and brought Patson Daka, he never got the result he wanted.
We all have the answers when the game is over and you can find certain decisions you would have never believe in yourself, and this time it was wrong to take of KDH, he had a key in this game and could have been out there for the full game. Daniel Amartey should never have been exposed to the left as he is right footed and instead Luke Thomas or Timothy Castagne could have gone down and played in a left full back position.
To change formation and also players are always difficult, sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t but over time to build a structure that everyone knows and have players ready to fill those positions must be the way forward, not an experiemental version, as that often becomes a bingo you have no controll of.
Leicester are best in a 4-3-3 system and do agree with Brendan Rodgers that he has little or no cover for Harvey Barnes, but he needs to build a squad that mirrors his system and not go around complaining. Patson Daka, Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho are all capable of doing a wide job, all of them also have the pace in place to do that. Marc Albrighton and James Maddison together on each flank is not an ideal set up, but to use Daka or Iheanacho up front with one of them would be no problem.
We were all very surprised to see Daniel Amartey in the line-up and keeping Caglar Soyuncu sitting out the whole game, strange policy, but again against Brentford would have loved Brendan Rodgers to have gone for his settled system, introduced either Patson Daka or Kelechi Iheanacho from start and settled with his preferred formation.
Everything looked good for one hour, but still the plan failed with two goals conceded and again two points dropped. Brendan Rodgers was close to be seen as a mastermind, but was not as Thomas Frank making his best decisions in a system difficult to balance.
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