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

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Brendan Rodgers made a vital change to his line-up dropping Danny Ward and instead giving Daniel Iversen his Premier League debut, as he has been very patient with the Welsh international, and given him a great number of games to impress, but still has not been the player to replace Kasper Schmeichel.

Patson Dake kept his place in the starting line-up and Daniel Amartey was in the team instead of Wout Faes missing the game due to his suspension after his sending off vs. Chelsea.

Pepê was also back in the starting line-up as Leiceter lined up a 4-3-3 formation, James Maddison being the captain, but still the start showed a struggling Leicester team not really in the balance needed to get anything out of the game.

Brentford looked a better unit and a team that has a lot of self belief as they still stay 8th in the table and has been in great from this season, and as we expected pressure was on Leicester from start.

Harry Souttar had his best game in the Leicester shirt so far and showed he can lead the line as his presence made it easy for Daniel Iversen, who had little or nothing to do, despite an eager Brentford side, trying to penetrate.

Leicester kept it level until the 32nd minute when a speciality from Brentford made it difficult to follow for Leicester as players were all over the place and a deflected shot in the end found the goal and passed Daniel Iversen.

Leicester looked troubled, but still hope for something to change and the team came out 2nd half with more power and pushed Brentford back, but still not really having a massive plan an many attempts before Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes showed a grand combination perfectly finished by Barnes, and suddenly Leicester were back and had equalized.

Just minutes after the goal was scored, Brendan Rodgers decided to make two changes, brining on Dennis Praet for Tetê and Jamie Vardy for Patson Daka. Leicester kept on fighting, but still it was more like a midfield battle than a game full of chances.

Bouba Soumare and Kelechi Iheanacho also got the chance from the bench, replacing Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison. This made it possible for Leicester to see out the game in good manners as it all finished 1-1, playing almost 7 minutes stoppage time before the whistle blown.

This was a step forward and to get a vital point in the relegation fight, kept Leicester out of the bottom spots, as the fight goes on for Brendan Rodgers and his team, still not as well organized and powerfull as we would have liked it to be.

We will now get an international break before crucial games are coming up against Crystal Palace away, Aston Villa and Bournemouth at home .

  • Positives
    • Coming back after being 1-0 down away
    • Getting a crucial point
    • Better spirit and more powerfull
    • Great goal from Harvey Barnes
    • Harry Souttar showing great strength
    • Daniel iversen geting his Premier League debut
  • Negatives
    • Again too much stress in the start of games
    • Brendan Rodgers leaving out Nampalys Mendy
    • Daniel Amartey playing from start, would have played Ndidi in the back, starting Mendy
    • Yellow to James Maddison as he should easy avoid those situations

Player Ratings: Iversen 6, Pereira 6, Castagne 6, Amartey 5, Souttar 7, Ndidi 5, Maddison 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Daka 5, Tetê 5, Barnes 6 Subs: Soumare, Vardy, Praet, Iheanacho

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Harry Souttar

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 53 / 47
  • Corners: 8 / 4
  • Shots on target: 2 / 1
  • Fouls: 10 / 11

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