Rodgers will be sacked next season if biggest problem persists

Wesley Fofana of Leicester City (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
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A dejected Youri Tielemans of Leicester City and Jonny Evans (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

However, this has not stopped LCFC from winning matches. There is an immense pool of talent at his disposal, and they mostly performed good enough to beat most teams. There is only one situation in which this lack of passion injected by Rodgers plus poor tactical planning has cost us. One.

Set-pieces. Corners particularly. Are the Achilles’ heel of City. As noted by Statman Dave, we have the worst defensive record from dead-ball situations than any other team in the league.

18 league goals conceded. 18. As Understat show, 15 of those were from corners, three from other set-pieces. Also, worth noting that the Foxes are 14th in most goals conceded. 14th. Again, our expected goals against is higher than our expected goals in every situation, except for direct free kicks.

This is what will get the gaffer sacked. It is a farce that such obviously incompetent match-ups and tactical directions should cost us so many goals and so many points. A Leicester without these issues is challenging for European football again.

What must Rodgers do?

How to resolve the defensive crisis from set pieces perhaps appears difficult on the surface. There are myriad elements to consider, from player heights to whether or not they are marking a player or space. Nevertheless, hear me out. There is an answer.