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

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Patson Daka got the starting shirt in favor of Jamie Vardy and also Bouba Soumare taking the place from an injured Wilfred Ndidi were the two changes done from the 4-0 win vs. Forest on Monday.

Again a positive start with a goal from Patson Daka after just 10 minutes. This made us all hopeful for a positive result, but it became a repeat from previous appearances this season.

Leicester were the dominating team in the start. Taking the lead early on, it all looked positive.  Controlled and in line with what happened vs. Forest, but still not much happening first half.

None of the teams created much, and it was a quiet first half for Danny Ward, again given the gloves from Brendan Rodgers.

Coming out 2nd half it was obvious that Bournemouth would go higher in the field and put pressure on Leicester, but it looked solid and controlled in the back four, and no real treat in anything from The Cherries.

Then Brendan Rodgers decides to make two changes in the 67th minute on 1-0 up. If you are 1-0 up in a game, and you have no special reason to change. Timothy Castagne and Patson Daka was taken off. To see the duo leaving the field was a shock, as they were both in a good place. Daniel Amartey, coming on, made it terrible, what an act by Brendan Rodgers. The change of Daka and Vardy made some sort of sense, and can be defended, but still Daka would be a good player to have on the field as he score goals.

Brendan Rodgers has said later on that a blow to Castagne’s face was a reason for taking him off, but surely it looked as if he could have continued, or at least just playing Daniel Amartey at right back would have been better if the change was 100% needed. Rodgers changed formation and players as it looked more like a 3-4-3 and not really a good plan at all.

Amartey made a sign about a formation change, and what that was all about, who knows, as the move became a tragic act and allowed Bournemouth to score just seconds after it happened. With a sloppy interaction from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall ending in a counter attack. Philip Billing scored from close range and his shot was a difficult one and not to blame Danny Ward.

Then again just minutes after everything just went from bad to worse, as Ryan Christie came through and managed to get the ball behind Danny Ward, making some sort of strange jump to try to stop him from scoring, but instead Christie just passed the ball behind him.

Leicester never managed to come back after that shocking experience in just four minutes. Bournemouth even scored three, but VAR changed it, and again a miserable day for Leicester fans.

  • Positives
    • Patson Daka scoring
    • Looking better defensively as the back four had better controll until the 67th minute
    • Playing with more possession than Bournemouth in an away game
  • Negatives
    • Brendan Rodgers again missing his acts regarding substitutions
    • Certain players do not step up to defend a lead
    • Again missing three points after taking the lead, this cannot continue

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

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Patson Daka

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 44 / 56
  • Corners: 7 / 2
  • Shots on target: 10 / 9
  • Fouls: 8 / 16

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