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

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Brendan Rodgers made changes bringing in Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes from start, leaving out Youri Tielemans and Wesley Fofana.

Fofana was not in the squad and Tielemans warmed the bench. Leicester were back in a steady 4-3-3 as we like to see them and from start everything looked just fine.

A number of good attempts in the first half from Leicester and Danny Ward not really tested by Southampton. The midfield trio KDH, Ndidi and Maddison looked as a fluid unit and combined well. Perez really needs a bit of time to again be able to bring to the table what we know he can and of course getting Harvey Barnes back is a massive boost.

Leicester kept their momentum going out 2nd half and it looked lively and goals had to come and were expected. A number of corners and some good pressure resulted in a free kick in the 54th minute. James Maddison made the most out of it and he well placed shot found the goal from outside the penalty box, a real beauty..

Leicester lost a bit of pressure, but still managed to keep Southampton from scoring until Brendan Rodgers decided to take off Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez after 65 minutes, change the structure and his fatal moves made it all very messy.

Just minutes after bringing on Youri Tielemans and Patson Daka, he pused James Maddison up on the flank and Southampton made their moves and had in the 59th minute put on Che Adams, and he made his day at King Power Stadium.

Born in Leicester and previoulsy being overlooked by the Leicester acadamy men, and with almost a similar route as Jamie Vardy back to the professional game, he gave his killer kisses and made it all a day of nightmare as his two goals in the 68th and 84th minute settled a score that made it another donut day for Leicester.

Che Adams was the best “Leicester” player on the field and a bit of comfort that all goals were scored by “Leicester” players. He had his special day and made his manager a winner by doing that vital substitution.

Kelechi Iheanacho also entered the field for Leicester, but was not much involved as the two other subs also had a bleak day. Again a lead was seen missed as Leicester this time looked like a car getting four flat tiers after an hour.

Next game up is the 2nd round Caraboa Cup fixture vs. Stockport being played at Edgeley Park on Tuesday the 23rd of August.

  • Positives
    • James Maddison scoring a nice goal from difficult distance
    • Playing with great possession and having control for an hour
    • Brendan Rodgers picking a 4-3-3 team and it looked as a winning formula
    • Harvey Barnes coming through the game with a number of positives
  • Negatives
    • Giving away a 1-0 lead
    • Brendan Rodgers again leaving the ground rule 1-0 up, do not make any structural changes
    • One point after three games, difficult start
    • Taking off Jamie Vardy, Patson Daka did not make it any better, wrong decision

Player Ratings: Ward 5, Justin 5, Amartey 4, Evans 6, Barnes 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Maddison 7, Ndidi 5, Vardy 5, Castagne 5, Perez 5 Subs: Daka, Iheancho, Tielemans

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 62 / 38
  • Corners: 2 / 5
  • Shots on target: 1 / 3
  • Fouls: 11 / 15

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