Southampton 1-0 Leicester: 3 things learned from dismal display

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City and Jan Bednarek of Southampton (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /

The striker missed a handful of big chances, including two completely free headers and a free shot on goal courtesy of Gavin Bazunu’s dreadful distribution. The former’s inconsistency is his biggest enemy. Iheanacho gets into perfect areas; his positioning in the box is absolutely deadly but he doesn’t have the finishing to match too often. Plus, his lack of weak foot is an absolute killer in build up as well as in front of goal. It is so obvious what Iheanacho is going to do sometimes, and he often looks really stiff on the ball as a result. Iheanacho also lost the ball in the build up to Carlos Alcarez’s opener which pretty much summed up his evening.

James Maddison Leicester City’s only creative spark

Maddison came back into the starting eleven after missing games due to illness. It was clear to see he was lacking match fitness slightly but the attacking midfielder still looked head and shoulders above the rest of the players on the pitch.

The England international was deployed really high in the first half, often playing alongside Iheanacho up front. He was the trigger to press from Southampton’s goal-kicks, often forcing the home team to punt the ball long.