Jamie Vardy was on a hidden and special run this season, as he, before the Crystal Palace game, was the only Leicester player to have played in all Premier League games so far, but no mersy from Brendan Rodgers, as he overlooked this factor in the chase of points at Selhurst Park.
James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are the two scoring goals for Leicester at the moment and with Jamie Vardy out of favor and behind Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka in the pecking order, Brendan Rodgers looks bewildered in his chase for survival.
The fact that Jamie Vardy had been on the field in every single game so far this season, either from start or coming on as a sub, might come as a surprise. To see him totally overlooked vs. Palace, was a bit frustrating.
Jamie Vardy is one of the best players at the club, no doubts about it, and over a run of 40 meters, few or no one at the club can keep up with his pace, so why do Brendan Rodgers select other players in his position is a riddle.
The fact that Brendan Rodgers cannot figure out who to use up front on a regular basis, must again bring his mind back to the easy fact that playing Jamie Vardy will be the best alternative as the season progress and reach it’s final weeks. He is the best alternative alongside Harvey Barnes and James Maddison as this will bring balane to a three men forward line.
Tetê looks to struggle with Premier League physique and he is a player on a chase and not really covering the position needed among the three up front, doing a job that Harvey Barnes does on the opposite flank and there no passes coming in from the flank as we could get with James Maddison in that position.
Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho are not able to score goals regularly for Leicester and both looks far from settled in that top forward position, so the selection should be to play Jamie Vardy for the rest of the games in a position he knows in and out.
He has not been at this best, but will of course be loing game fitness when not playing on a regular basis and just be given a few minutes now and then, so please turn to Jamie Vardy again for a last dance up front and maybe this season can be fixed.
The problem at this point is the uncertainty and how the team is rotated without any stability at all, and players shipped in and out of the team with little or no momentum, and also no real plan from game to game, with little or no belief in continuity as chop and changes looks as the preferred formula.
Leicester are in danger of relegation, but to use the most pacy player and the one with the best goalscoring record would probably not be a bad formula to follow.
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