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

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
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Adam Armstrong of Southampton and Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /

Ultimately the playmaker was effective higher up the field, with Leicester regaining the ball quickly to recycle attacks. Maddison’s decision making was second to none, constantly fooling the opposition with his trademark chop. However, he struggled to create many clear cut chances apart from Harry Souttar’s sitter in the dying embers of the match.

Lack of creativity from full-backs is costly

Rodgers opted to start Ricardo Pereira at right-back with Timothy Castagne on the other side of the back four. It’s safe to say the pairing struggled to create anything. In the first half, they were seen swapping sides to try and break down the opposition. Both struggled to combine with forward players.

Pereira’s injuries have had a clear impact on his development as a Leicester City player. He has lost sharpness and threat down the right hand side. The burst of pace and the odd stepover is no more, and he is significantly more safe with the ball.

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Castagne struggled to impact the game and was often caught out in behind. A prime example was the penalty he gave away in the first half, but Danny Ward’s heroics got him out of jail. LCFC must brush the result aside and focus on a tough fixture against Chelsea next weekend; CFC is a must-win for the team but also Rodgers and his staff if he has any chance of keeping his job.