Match management and goalkeeper situation to be addressed as Leicester looks checkmated too often

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Brendan Rodgers has struggled heavily during games as he try to make the correct changes or the total opposite, not doing anything at all. TCF also wonders about how this man believe changing systems will make Leicester a better team.

To also use Jonny Evans alongside Daniel Amartey, both holding defenders who likes to go deep, you get a pattern of play that do not suit the style of Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester do have more possession than their opponent and are dominant in play, even Arsenal away shows stats of 50/50, so you need to look at numbers and see what is really going on.

Possession is one major stat to look at as it tells you a story of what type of game you are playing and Leicester do have massive drops and giving away that possession in just minutes when everything looks to collapse. They are also struggling on set pieces and defensive errors are massive in those situations.

Ralph Hasenhuttl and Thomas Frank had the upper hand on Brendan Rodgers as they made changes the Leicester manager had no chance to block. Rodgers was left frustrated and his lack of ability to do the moves needed to keep a lead or getting another goal to settle the score makes no excuse.

Leicester do look a bit soft in pressing and doing tackles needed to win those two games, against Arsenal quality of the two teams makes an Arsenal win almost a given result anything else would be a surprise.

The introduction of Ayoze Perez yesterday was the surprise. The idea of changing back to 4-3-3 also looked as a clever plan, but instead of just playing a system the players have drilled in and out and just slot Ayoze Perez in when Harvey Barnes was out, was not a plan at all.

Brendan Rodgers looks to overthink and his changes becomes odd as there are no real plan during games to lift the roof. Thomas Frank and Ralph Hassenhuttl might just have been lucky, but we do believe they acted with a thought of mind and in real checkmated Brendan Rodgers.

The use of players at Leicester looks a bit random. To take both Youri Tielemans and Wesley Fofana out of the team, as they are possibly on the way out, do not have anything to do with the quality they possess, and as we have said so many times before moving James Maddison out of his preferred position is a big mistake.

Danny Ward is a good goalkeeper, but if Leicester are to compete in the top shelf of the Premier League they do not have the correct choice. Alex Smithies and Daniel Iversen are also totally unproved at this level and we will soon see the gap left behind by Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers do have a massive challenge on his hands and more players needs to be shipped out before any new signings can be done, and if you cannot find players better than the once in the starting eleven, please not go out and sign them, that will just end in a negative spiral.


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