Leicester 0, Crystal Palace 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Leicester kept Daka on top, gave starts to Soumare and Amartey.

Again a positive start keeping Crystal Palace quiet and dominating in play, but as we have seen this season, little or no big penetration power

Leicester did see themselves coming on hold, but Palace had little or no problems inside their own penalty box and just let Leicester have the ball far from the goal.

Playing James Maddison in a wide position makes him less in a position to play those important passes from midfield into the forward line and that makes his involvement different from when he play wide.

We du see a Leicester team in control and coming out 2nd half believing a win would be possible as chances were created.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers made two early changes 2nd half, bringing on Mendy and Vardy as the team stsrted to produce chances.

Leicester had put good pressure on Palace also before making those two changes, but with Vardy and Mendy in there it looked even better.

Late in the half Leicester came close, but soft pushes will never work as the final shot or header never stressed Palace much.

Leicester did see themselves unlucky in the last minutes as James Maddison was booked in a situation we would regard as close to be a penalty, and today Leicester did not have the margins to bring in a win as the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

  • Positives
    • Keeping a clean sheet
    • Quality enough to stay up
    • Mendy doing well’ coming on
    • Getting a point
  • Negatives
    • Maddison yellow card, miss next match
    • Not being able to win with so much domination
    • Not fluid enough

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

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wout Faes

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 53 / 47
  • Corners: 9 / 2
  • Shots on target: 5 / 1
  • Fouls: 18 / 13

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