Leicester City, TCF Weekly, The Bulletin, Specials on, Harry Maguire, Jon Sammels and Wilfred Ndidi

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Leicester City, TCF Weekly, The Bulletin,

This Week, Specials on, Harry Maguire, Jon Sammels and Wilfred Ndidi,

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Hot: Harry Maguire, a great goal v. Southampton
Not: Daniel Amartey, struggling heavilly in the right back position

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Jamie Vardy handed a three match ban, not playing against Liverpool and Fleetwood, Great win v. Southampton and a full update on all Leicester City games this season

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Southampton 1, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

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Another day with football, another strange switch from Puel, not surprised to see Wes Morgan in the team but to see Daniel Amartey in the line up was a real surprise. Again leaving out Marc Albrighton was a mistake, but in the end everything ended in perfection.

Southampton were the better team from start and especially Nathan Redmond had a game of good performance, making it difficult for Amartey, who just can’t cope with that type of opponents, sorry but today Amartey showed that he is not up to playing right back in the Premier League.

Kasper Schmeichel and Harry Maguire both played well and especially in the first half the two must be given great credit to both for keeping Leicester in the game. Kelechi Iheanacho was the only player to have something called a chance, but he didn’t reach the ball and the first half ended 0-0, Leicester must be most satisfied with that.

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Southampton came out and dominated the first minutes of the 2nd and after 52 minutes, after a number of problems for the Leicester City defenders to get the ball cleared, it ended in the feets of Ryan Bertrand, who scored a great goal from a shot outside the penalty post. Kasper Schmeichel had no chance to save.

Leicester got a bit of momentum after this and when Demarai Gray, only four minutes later, gets a ball from the Southampton defense, he is clever enough to get the shot down and on the grass and City are suddenly level, 1-1. Gray had scored for the first time in 29 games.

The game gets a bit dull again, but we must count the chance of Ben Chilwell, who came close and a couple of more chances. Then in the 77th minute everyone including referee Jon Moss can see Højbjerg diving, getting his 2nd yellow and of course red.

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Leicester was now 11 against 10, but instead of putting great pressure on Southampton the game fades out and everyone settles for a draw, but then suddenly in the last minute of the overtime, Harry Maguire turns up.

Maguire, strangely out wide left, makes a move in and towards the penalty box, but he decides to shoot from just outside the penalty area, and what a shot, with great perfection and this is too much for Alex McCarthy, who sees the ball going in behind him. Leicester City are suddenly 2-1 up with no minutes left.

We had easy accepted a 1-1 result, but to grab all three at St. Mary’s is not easy, and without a bit of pressure, it is also those results that really are a bonus. A 2-1 win and just one point behind Manchester City, satisfiction.

  • Positvies:
    • Winning away for the first time since Brighton away in March last season
    • Scoring and winning in a difficult away fixture
    • Wes Morgan showed that his pace is good enough for Premier League
    • Winning the game away on a not perfect day
    • Gray and Maguire scoring, both needed that
  • Negatives:
    • Puel misses vital passes and lots of creativity when dropping Albrighton
    • Playing Pereira on the flank, he is a right back, please Puel understand
    • Maguire taking of his shirt, getting a yellow, no need to do that, strange
    • Amartey, not a Premier League player in the right back position

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 8. Amartey 4, Chilwell 7, Morgan 7, Maguire 8, Mendy 6, Ndidi 6, Pereira 6, Gray 7, Maddison 6, Iehanacho 4, Subs: Albrighton, Ghezzal, Okazaki

Match Stats: H/A

  • Possession: 55 / 45
  • Corners: 10 / 3
  • Shots on target: 4 / 3
  • Shots wide: 3 / 1
  • Fouls: 12 / 11
  • Offsides: 1 / 0


Southampton v. Leicester, Match Preview, Fans View, Who’s in, Who’s out

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Leicester City and Kasper Schmeichel are so far this season two points better than Southampton, a win and a defeat for City, a 0-0 draw at home to Burnley and a 1-2 defeat away to Everton is the results so far for Saints. Claude Puel is of course back at his old club meeting Mark Hughes who has been around in the Premier League for a while.

The only goal so far for Southampton was one from Danny Ings, on loan from Liverpool. The former Burnley and Bournemouth is back playing in a team in the Premier League. His time at Liverpool has been difficult with too much competition and heavy injury problems.

Leicester will certainly be without Jamie Vardy, who got a deserved red card when he made a terrible tackle on Mark Doherty in the game v. Wolves. In his absence it would be difficult to see any other than Kelechi Iheanacho taking his place.

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Southampton are still without a win and a possible banana skin for Leicester City, and they are a side well equipped to Premier League standard. But believe that Leicester will be seen as a bit of a favorite. Mark Hughes will be under pressure if his side only have one point after three games.

Southampton will adapt to whatever opponent they are up against, but in their first two games they have been with the ball less than the opponent, 48 % v. Burnley and 40 % v. Everton. With that in mind, Leicester will probably have the ball and given a chance to play their game, but of course be aware of counter attacks.

From a fans point of view, those travelling will be satisfied with a point to take home, and to have four in the three first games will be good, a win, would of course be massive.

If you look at previous meetings against Southampton. The last four games, one win, two draws and a defeat. No wins away, but one draw. Goal score 4-4, two games ending 0-0, one heavy 3-0 defeat and a 4-1 win.

If you look at the latest news about injuries and suspension, you will see that Jamie Vardy will miss the game, out with a three match ban. Others who certainly will be out and not playing are Caglar Soyuncu and Matty James.

It was also reported that Wes Morgan had a minor problem in front of the Wolves game and therefor was on the bench. Southampton could be without their new faces, Vestergaard and Elyounoussi, they are both reported having injury problems.

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Jonathan Moss, will be in charge at St Mary’s

Best Bet,
Our prediction is a 1-1 draw.

Predicted Leicester City line-up,
System: 4-4-1-1, Schmeichel – Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell – Ndidi, Mendy,  Albrighton, Gray – Maddison – Iheanacho

Fun Fact,
Former Leicester City legends Frank Worthington, Dennis Rofe and Peter Shilton was playing for Southampton in the 1983/84 season, ending as runners-up in the league just three points behind Liverpool.

In Both Camps,
Peter Shilton, Dennis Rofe and Frank Worthington, all in their 30’s, spent a number of years at The Dell, being there under the management of Lawrie McMenemy. Dean Hammond is also a player to mention, who is the last player to be transferred between the two clubs. Hammond played an important role at both clubs during promotion and relegation fight seasons.

Other players we remember are Peter Rodrigues, Dennis Wise, Tony Knapp, Ian Andrews, David Webb, Chris Makin, Steve Moran, Russell Osman and David Speedie

Current Leicester City manager Claude Puel and former boss Nigel Pearson both had Southampton as their last club before they took over Leicester City.

The big duel,
We would say that it is again between managers, Puel returning to St. Mary’s and Mark Hughes trying to get his first win of the season.

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