Bournemouth 2-1 Leicester City: 3 lessons learned

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The Nottingham Forest was clearly an aberration

When people witnessed 4-0 demolition of Nottingham Forest at the King Power on Monday night, the general consensus from around the league by fans and pundits alike, was that the Foxes had turned their season around and had put this difficult start to the campaign behind them. But in reality it was another example of City’s elite forwards scoring exceptional goals and taking games away from less than exceptional teams. Leicester consistently outperformed their xG – expected goals – last season and they did the same again on Monday night.

Which brings us to Saturdays game at the Vitality Stadium very few clear cut chances created by Rodgers’ side, even the goal itself came from multiple Bournemouth defensive errors and an excellent finish on the turn from Daka. Once the goal for the Foxes went in it felt like every other game from this season no defensive intensity a lack of organisation and no control of game. In the second half you almost felt like City were just waiting to concede as it had almost become an expectation that the current side holds.