As we predicted Jamie Vardy was in the starting line-up for todays clash with Aston Villa. Mendy was also in the team from start as he did a good shift out there alongside Ndidi and KDH in the midfield.
Leicester came out of the blocks in a positive way, but again suffered after a fantastic goal scored by Ollie Watkins after he was played through by Emeliano Buendia.
Aston Villa were 1-0 up after 24 minutes, as we had seen Leicester again missing chances. Leicester fought and battled and when Wout Faes in the 35th minute found Harvey Barnes with a long through ball that was maginficantly brought down and pushed forward with a clinical shot in the end passing Martinez in the Villa goal, Leicester were even.
First half had a number of positives, but again there was lack of effort to bring things to bed as Villa looked dangerous on their attempt, and with so many players new in the Leicester set up and being pushed around in and out of the team, you cannot really expect too much.
Harry Souttar also had a brilliant chance to score 1st half, but his header hit the post and again how could he miss that chance.
Leicester came out 2nd half with an optimistic mind and hopes were that home advantage could be used to push everything in the correct direction, but instead players cannot understand the importance of losing points at this time.
Leicester were reduced to 10 men after 70 minutes, the result is still 1-1, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall makes an insane approach after being yellowed early on, he gets his 2nd yellow and the situation looks diffiuclt.
Fighting and into stoppage time, still 1-1, and without any hope of more than a point, players are doing silly mistakes and in the 87th minute Wilfred Ndidi hands out a massive gift to Villa and Traore, who just rush forward and his shot is perfectly placed in the top corner behind Daniel Iversen, everything lost in just seconds so late in the game.
Leicester have no fire power left and cannot do much in stoppage time with one man less, so again Leicester are without points in a game that absolutely was one with a chance to pick them all.
- Harvey Barnes goal, what a perfect run and shot, looked world class
- Looked like a match were points could have been taken, work ethic good for most of the game
- KDH, he is not in the correct mode at the moment, sorry but this is not good enough
- Ndidi should have just played the ball wide, with so few minutes left why not just play a long ball
- Again losing vital points at home
- Yellow cards and even a red card, cannot continue like this
- Not starting Ricardo Pereira, massive mistake, he should play if he is fit
Player Ratings: Iversen 6, Castagne 6, Kristiansen 5, Souttar 5, Faes 6, Ndidi 4, Maddison 5, Dewsbury-Hall 4, Vardy 5, Mendy 5, Barnes 7 Subs: Daka, Pereira
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Harvey Barnes
Match Stats (H/A)
- Possession: 35 / 65
- Corners: 4 / 8
- Shots on target: 4 / 5
- Fouls: 10 / 14