But it’s the fact that the second was inevitable with the way in which the team had imploded and had no recourse to counteract this collapse. Misplaced pass after misplaced pass and no protection from the midfield. Allowed sustained attacks for Erik ten Hag’s and unmarked runners into the area which they capitalised on as a well coached side would. A complete capitulation. This is very concerning.
The first summer signing needs to be a new No.1
Despite somewhat regaining some of the club’s and the fans confidence after a really shaky start to the campaign. It is very evident that Danny Ward is not a Premier League No.1. A brilliant second-choice? Perhaps. But the necessary experiment of Ward as a number one is in all essence, over. The contrast in shot stopping between De Gea and Ward was astounding.
The last point really demonstrates the difference between where the two sides are in the table. That isn’t to say Ward should be expected to save any of the goals that the Foxes conceded, but in comparison very few would have expected De Gea to save either the Iheanacho header or the Harvey Barnes one-on-one. A new ‘keeper is vital if Leicester are wishing to progress with this proposed rebuild of the squad.