3 Players who let the side down in Bournemouth 2-1 Leicester
After the highs of the 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest, Leicester City fans were soon brought crashing down to earth as they watched their team lose 2-1 at Bournemouth. Having led 1-0 at half time thanks to Patson Daka’s goal, the Foxes crumbled as the Cherries came back to snatch all three points.
The Vitality stadium has become a real bogey ground for City; they haven’t won a game there since 2014 in the Championship-winning season. The loss, combined with Forest’s draw to Aston Villa, confides Leicester back to the bottom of the Premier League table and sucks out any positive momentum they may have been gaining.
It’s a loss we’ve seen time and time again: the Foxes go ahead in the first half only to try and protect their one goal advantage rather than putting themselves further ahead. Sure enough, they invite pressure on themselves, concede the equaliser and lose all their power in the game. It’s a squad-wide mental weakness that Brendan Rodgers can seemingly only worsen rather than amend.
There were positives to come from the game: Daka’s scoring form continues and he looks a far better option than Jamie Vardy this season whilst Timothy Castagne put in an outstanding shift down the right of the pitch, a constant thorn in the side of the Cherries. Wout Faes also deserves some praise, especially for his first half performance. The Belgian’s second half was marred by a few costly individual errors, but he was let down by the defence around him.
Unfortunately, this is where the positives end as we now look at the three worst players on the pitch on Saturday. Up first – you get no points for guessing who – is our troubled Welsh goalkeeper.