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

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Leicester management duo made two changes from the previous game vs. Aston Villa, giving starts to Daniel Amartey and Ricardo Pereira replacing Harry Souttar and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

To bring back Daniel Amartey in a first eleven looks as a massive risk and if you have any other alternative available that was a shocking move from Sadler and Stowell.

Leicester came out a bit shaky and Bournemouth made the most out of this siuation being eager to stop Leicester from having any type of momentum at all. Jamie Vardy was again used up front, but with no tactical plan to use his strengths and instead of playing on the counter, just passing the ball backwards, it was no point in having him on board at all.

A few minor attempts from both teams, and a bit of pressure from Bournemouth, it was vital again that Daniel Iversen was on his toes. But when James Maddison decided to play the ball backwards and into the feet of the best player on the field, Philip Billing, it was obvious that this would end as badly as it did. Billing made no mistakes and scored from close range.

Leicester were second on everything in this 1st half as it looked grim and all players lacking confidence and ability to make the passes and movements that would bring something to the table. Harvey Barnes tried, but today he also struggled to get any type of momentum.

Leicester came out 2nd half as they finished the 1st one, everyone looked tired and with no fighting mentality, but probably that was not the case, probably give more credit to Bournemouth on how they took on Leicester and made them look disastrous.

Sadler and Stowell tried to stop the rot by making two early changes after 58 minutes, bringing on Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka, replacing Jamie Vardy and Ricardo Pereira. Pereira played out of position and with not enough stamina to even be considered for this position against a team that had their game plan in place.

Daka and Iheanacho gave Leicester a bit more pace up front and they both tried their best, Iheancho coming close with Leicester’s best chance in the game, but the shot from close, hit the goalkeeper instead of the net.

Praet and Tetê were also late subs, but they hardly had any impact. In all a very sad affair with Leicester glasses on. For Bournemouth it was a massive win, and probably seen as their greatest job of the season, picking up all three points and climbing away from the relegation zone.

  • Positives
    • Daniel Iversen again saved Leicester from more goals conceded with a number of proper saves
    • Wout Faes worked as a hero and had a number of clinical tackles to avoid goals against
  • Negatives
    • Tactical naivity regarding Ricardo Pereira, placing regular midfielders such as Praet and Mendy on the bench
    • Victor Kristiansen lacking defensive quality and passing ability on the day, looked far from settled in his position
    • A possible injury on Harvey Barnes, as he left the field in 2nd half
    • No tactical move from the bench to stop Bournemouth from winning battles in midfield
    • No counter attackng plan as everything went slow with passes on the floor going forward and back
    • Sorry for Daniel Amartey given a start, looks uncumfortable and far from ready to play

Player Ratings: Iversen 6, Castagne 4, Kristiansen 4, Amartey 3, Faes 6, Ndidi 5, Maddison 3, Soumare 3, Vardy 2, Barnes 4, Pereira 2, Subs: Daka, Iheanacho, Tetê, Praet

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Daniel Iversen

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 51 / 49
  • Corners: 6 / 6
  • Shots on target: 4 / 7
  • Fouls: 10 / 13

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