Leicester City are objectively having quite a good season, but another home defeat this week leads to the suggestion that there is just something not quite right about them…
What are we to make of Leicester City this season?
Fourth in the table, only four points off the top at the time of writing, nobody has won more games than them.
“They’re a funny side at the moment,” said Jack Lang on The Totally Football Show this week.,
“They’re objectively having quite a good season, but they keep throwing in these performances, particularly at home, where people question where the fluidity is. It’s their fourth home defeat of the season – West Ham, Aston Villa and Fulham have all gone there and won – and this was just a really pale imitation of what Leicester could be.
“Everton just went for this muscular solidity, and picked Leicester off with the two real chances they had. Leicester basically gave nothing.”
Lynsey Hooper thinks a lack of an alternative option could be a problem.
“Against Brighton, the first-half was the best Premier League football I’ve watched this season. They were getting a lot of joy down the right through James Justin. But it felt like against Everton there was no Plan B. When it didn’t work, it was like ‘what are we going to do now?’
“There’s a real inconsistency. They haven’t hit their stride yet, which is maybe down to the Europa League and trying to juggle all the travel.”
Duncan Alexander added:
“That’s something you can level at Brendan Rodgers throughout his managerial career. That Liverpool team in 2013/14: they had an excellent Plan A that blew teams away, but Mourinho called his bluff at Anfield and he didn’t really know what to do.”
And it’s Brendan’s old boss next, as they face Tottenham at the weekend. Rodgers has never beaten Mourinho before, and frankly it would be something of a surprise if that was to change this time.
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