Leicester 1-3 Chelsea: Taking notice of three worrying signs

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Clearly, Brendan Rodgers’ team is not doing that at this moment. The initial sparks shown right after the winter transfer window soon got extinguished. The hunger for points has died down, and it shows.

Can the outfit afford to lose anymore? The players should be asking themselves that question. There were three good chances in this game to recover from a deficit, but each time the players in contention provided no quality to settle their claims. Yes, Andre Marriner didn’t help either, but that won’t work as an excuse.

The responsibility of keeping this team afloat resides solely on the manager, whose questionable starting line-up perplexed the very best of us. Maybe expecting to win against Chelsea is too much, but repeated mistakes of losing to lower sides such as Southampton leaves a lasting impression that chips away any confidence from this team’s core.

2. Defense without cover

For the next games, the East Midlanders will have to work without Wout Faes, who got sent off in the 87th minute for two yellow cards. It was refreshing to see Jonny Evans return towards the end, but it puts the side in much jeopardy with the centre-back pairing that Rodgers will have to work with against Brentford.