Leicester vs Man City: 3 things Foxes must do to win

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What the players have to do No.1

As previously mentioned, the players have to press, congest, and pounce. This means a style of play reliant on a compound block pressing as a singular unit in midfield to try and win the ball, or at the very least disrupt possession. In doing so, we create chances and minimise opposition chances.

By congesting space in the defensive third, Leicester City can control the places in which the opposition can pass to, play into, and shoot from. This is essential. Keeping those attackers further out, and further on the wings, will be needed simply to give Danny Ward better opportunities to make a save.

By pouncing in counter-attacks, we will have the best opportunities to score. Progressing the ball quickly and recklessly will be useful. Even should this result in a loss of possession, the priority should be fast progression for Barnes and Vardy to take advantage of.

What the players have to do No.2

Finally, and most obviously, consistency is key. Throughout the whole fixture, the King Power squad must learn to maintain that compact, congested, and collective pressing shape which will prevent opportunities and win the ball.

From open play to set pieces, any derogation of duties or failure to act at the right moments will be fatal. Giving such a clinical side any chance is a death wish. Composure at the right moments is equally key, supporters have seen how a lack of action by Evans has been a blessing, providing better blocking or controlling actions to be undertaken at later points of play.

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Think of it this way, if either Wout Faes or Daniel Amartey rushed out of position while one of the two wing-backs or Justin were not providing adequate cover, a space opens up for a pacy or technical player to get a shot off. They must choose their actions wisely.