In an era where we have the most obstinate of managers switching over to a system that was first introduced in the Premier League by Antonio Conte, it remains a mystery as to what does Craig Shakespeare wants to prove with the conventional 4-4-2.
Leicester City’s misery hasn’t so much been the subject of misfortune as it has been of Craig Shakespeare’s own reluctance to oversee a change which, even if it threatens to sink Leicester City further, promises bigger rewards in the longer run.
Ever since Claudio Ranieri’s sacking back in February 2017, Leicester have only once switched to the currently trending 3-4-1-2, and the result was that they had European giants Atletico Madrid on their knees for the better part of 90 minutes in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
Of course, it’s questionable why Shakespeare has been chary of going with the same system since, given how successful it was against a side that few can currently match on any front.
And that’s not the only reason why Leicester City need a formation change, for there are many more – we pick three of them: