Brighton 5, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers changed both system and personel for the game vs. Brighton. Leicester came out in a 4-4-2 formation and giving starts to Daka and Iheanacho. The moves made looked to have worked wonders as Leicester were 1-0 up after just a minute play.

But this was just a lucky strike as the game in the end became a nightmare and an awful display from a Leicester side teared apart by Seagulls flying high.

The opening could not have been better with this early goal from Kelechi Iheanacho, but it lasted just a few minutes when Brighton levelled with a Luke Thomas own goal. Brighton were the better team from here on. Calcedo made it 2-1 ti Brighton after 15 minutes. Leicester came back with a nice goal from Patson Dake being played through with an outstanding pass from Youri Tielemans.

Leicester had fought back to get a 2-2 result at half time and we all thought Brendan Rodgers would go for result trying to win, but again making a move that did the total opposite taking off Harvey Barnes and putting on Timothy Castagne.

First half Leicester was of course exposed defensively playing James Maddison and Harvey Barnes on midfield flanks, both are not used to defend and the coridors was wide open so Brendan Rodgers scrapped his starting plan, changed the system and becoming more defensive.

Leicester had nothing 2nd half and again massive tactical mistakes from Brendan Rodgers made it easy for Graham Potter and his team. A total domination from The Seagulls did see a team of confidence driving Leicester into the ground.

Leandro Trossard made the most of his chance and pulled in the third goal after 64 minutes. Argentinian international Alexis Mac Allister scored his first goal on penalty after 71 minutes, then had a fantastic shot disallowed by VAR and finally scored his 2nd this also a smashing shot as the final score ended 5-2 to Brighton.

Leicester are still stuck to the bottom of the table after six games having one single point. Everything looks like a dark affair at the moment.

The pressure on Brendan Rodgers will be huge and the problem looks to be in great numbers as his changes and moves do not add up as clever management at present. Leicester will have to regroup and find a momentum to work from, do solid work in planning the system and a team for more than one game before changes are made.

Next up is Aston Villa at home, Spurs away and Forest at home. Massive games and points to fight for, and hopefully Wout Faes will get his work permit sorted and be available.

  • Positives
    • Scoring a great opening goal after just a minute
    • Getting 2-2 and leveling after being 2-1 down
    • No injuries
  • Negatives
    • Danny Ward does not look like the ideal goalkeeper going forward
    • Brendan Rodgers frustrates players with tactical changes and his random changes
    • No plan at the moment in team selection, looks like a rabit in a hat policy
    • Messy and difficult as no momentum looks in place
    • Being played to the ground by a club that have sold players for £110million this summer

Player Ratings: Ward 3, Justin 4, Thomas 3, Evans 4, Ndidi 4, Tielemans 5, Soumare 4, Iheanacho 5, Barnes 4, Maddison 3, Daka 6 Subs: Castagne, Dewsbury-Hall, Amartey, Vardy

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Patson Daka

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 54 / 46
  • Corners: 10 / 1
  • Shots on target: 11 / 4
  • Fouls: 6 / 8

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