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

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Brendan Rodgers made a few changes from the line-up playing Forest away a week ago. Dennis Praet and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall were both back in the team, out with Marc Albrighton and Wilfred Ndidi.

Brighton are a strong contender and it all looked a bit shaky from start as The Seagulls took controll and command. The game was after a while an open affair, but the minor attempts Leicester had in the early minutes never really became more than half chances.

Brighton took the lead after 27 minutes when Japan international Kauru Mitoma curled the ball fantastically up in the right corner from distance, Danny Ward had no chance to save, and again a nightmare start at home for Leicester.

Leicester had to make an early change when Marc Albrighton came on for Dennis Praet, and what a great end to the first half for Albrighton, being the last on a number of shots towards the Brighton goal, as he equalized to 1-1 late in the first half.

Leicester looked sharper and more confident as the game continued in the 2nd half. From a corner kick that first hit Luke Thomas who headed the ball over the Brighton defence and on the other end found Harvey Barnes as he made no error this time and hit the ball perfectly as it found the net, Leicester were 2-1 up in the 63rd minute.

Everyone was excited to see James Maddison back on the bench, and bringing him on was probably not a bad idea, taking off Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was. You loose a lot of running and battling without KDH on the field and he is in no way a player similar to Maddison.

Could have taken off Marc Albrighton instead and pushed James Maddison up in this area and hopefully managed to keep the ball higher in the field, but when KDH was taken off, it was no longer a good set up.

Patson Daka also came on for Jamie Vardy and had a nightmare as he just run around like a lost horse. He never made the runs we did see Jamie Vardy did, and as the game came towards the end Ireland international Evan Ferguson scored for Brighton in the 88th minute, 2-2. Leicester totally lost momentum with sloppy passing and no leadership on the field.

Again massive mistakes from Brendan Rodgers as his changes from the bench seldom work as we have seen week in and week out, doing massive mistakes in his decission making from the bench.

There are so many points lost on his mistakes regarding players and how they can change the picture of the game, playing Maddison and Albrighton in the same set up without players running the miles behind them, to keep the opponent away from your own goal, makes it difficult to accept. We understand the situation with KDH, but had hoped he could have ran for 90 minutes as his presence was very important today. The trio in midfield was the key to keeping momentum.

Brendan Rodgers might be eager to blame players for mistakes, but to believe that Patson Daka and a James Maddison, just recalled from injury, would do the defensive job, is not somehting anyone else would have seen.

Brendan Rodgers must be blamed for this one, but a difficult time to do a change of management as we are in the middle of a transfer window. A horror to watch his tactical moves, again having negative effects instead of the opposite, as wrong men are taken off and brought on.

  • Positives
    • Coming back when being 1-0 down
    • Good goals scored from Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton
    • Saving at least one point
    • Stopping the losing trend and hopefully a change to better days
    • James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall back in action
  • Negatives
    • Terrible changes done from the bench, again getting negative effects
    • Terrible defending in areas you seldom or never should miss your momentum
    • Losing vital points in a difficult season
    • Losing possession and givng away the ball too much
    • Again players such as Tielemans, Faes and Vardy are not playing up their best level
    • Amartey looking unsecure and out of form

Player Ratings: Ward 6, Castagne 5, Amartey 4, Faes 5, Thomas 5, Tielemans 6, Mendy 6, Praet, Barnes 7, Vardy 5, Mendy 5, Dewsbury-Hall 6 Subs: Albrighton 6, Maddison, Daka

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Harvey Barnes

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 36 / 64
  • Corners: 5 / 6
  • Shots on target: 2 / 4
  • Fouls: 9 / 9

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