Brendan Rodgers: How Leicester’s Wesley Fofana must improve

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Wesley Fofana of Leicester City (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers had revealed the area where starlet Wesley Fofana must improve his defending slightly.

I don’t think I’ve personally ever witnessed a better entrance by a young player in my time covering the Premier League. There have been younger prospects enter the division and make a name for themselves such as Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney. Their transitions were sensational yet more measured and built up more progressively. Whereas the Leicester City man has been plunged in without wrapping in cotton wool.

In addition, the Frenchman arguably plays in the more demanding and scrutinised defensive position: one mistake and you’ve probably conceded, any errors or mistiming are replayed over and over along with being overanalyzed on television. While midfielders and strikers are more regularly praised; it is less costly if their feet step wrongly.

Now boss of the east Midlanders Brendan Rodgers has specified one area where the centre-back can improve: pressing elite attackers tightly.

“For a boy of 19, he’s an incredible talent, but he will make mistakes…

“I love how he [Fofana] defends, how he defends forward. But that’s just experience, that will come. But I thought he was excellent when he came on, and that situation he will get better in.”

Via Leicestershire Live

FA Cup for Leicester City

Another exciting time is upon us as the FA Cup Third Round draw takes place on Monday evening. It is to be conducted at around 7:15pm GMT live on BBC One as well as BT Sport, directly before the last Second Round contest. Leicester are ball number 20 in the hat.

The weekend beginning January 9 has been penciled in to hold the next round of games. This season there will be no replays due to the extra amount of matches being squeezed into operation. Lastly, the cup final is on Saturday, May 15 2021. In their history, the Foxes have never lifted the famous trophy; among the Blue Army that feat is truly desired.