Leicester 0, Arsenal 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers had to change his line-up with a certain James Maddison absent with illness. Surprised to see him also dropping Nampalys Mendy who has been brilliant lately, and he also looks completely in place alongside KDH and Maddison.

Wilfred Ndidi was back in the line-up and also having the captains armbind on the occassion. A change that in all makes sence but would be interesting to see Ndidi and Mendy in the same line-up as they could be a shield in front of the defense.

Leicester had a momentum and had also changed their approach laying deep and let Arsenal have the ball as we did a see a less offensive Victor Kristiansen not being able to impress offensively as he has done in the previous games, or if it was in real just that Arsenal are superior to Leicester in talent and quality.

Leicester kept a clean sheet for the first half with Arsenal having the pressure but not really able to use their possession in a way that it produced goals, though having one goal dissalowed after a VAR incident showing Danny Ward being held by Ben White in the penalty area. The perfect shot of Leandro Trossard had no say as the first half ended without goals.

This must have triggered Arsenal as they came out ready to tear down Leicester and just a few minutes into the 2nd half Leandro Trossard played through Gabriel Martinelli with a perfect pass and the Brazilian made his perfect finish going in behind Danny Ward.

Arsenal controlled the game from here, being a bit on shaky nerves in the end when Leicester pushed for a goal as Harvey Barnes almost found Tetê, but the ball was not perfect enough.

To get a point here would have been fantastic, but the first goal in a game vs. some of the top teams will always give them the calm they look for to just secure their three points and move.

Leicester are 14th and need to change the tide going forward to avoid a serioius relegation battle.

Leicester will play Blackburn on Tuesday in the FA Cup, Southampton in a difficult away fixture coming up after that one and next at home are Chelsea .

  • Positives
    • Keeping a momentum defensively and not giving Arsenal too much
  • Negatives
    • Not able to use any form of home advantage
    • James Maddison and Nampalys Mendy missing from the line-up
    • Wilfred Ndidi not in form or in place at the moment to lead this team out
    • No shots on goal

Player Ratings: Ward 5, Castagne 5, Souttar 5, Faes 6, Kristiansen 6, Ndidi 4, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Barnes 5, Iheanacho 5, Tetê 4, Praet 5 Subs: Vardy, Tielemans, Soumare, Daka

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 34 / 66
  • Corners: 0 / 8
  • Shots on target: 0 / 2
  • Fouls: 14 / 9

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