3 Foxes who let the side down as Leicester City lost to Chelsea

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Arrizabalaga of Chelsea makes a save from Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

There were times were Brendan Rodgers’ men were doing well to play out from the back which ultimately proved fruitless when the ball ended up at the Nigerian’s feet and he was unable to adequately continue the move.

Iheanacho’s annual purple patch appears to have passed, but thankfully for the No. 14, Jamie Vardy has been out of form for much longer. The change in shape allowed Patson Daka to return and score, but even he was largely ineffective as Leicester City’s striker problem appears to be rearing its head once more.

So, what next for Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers? One rarely survives a sustained period of defeats in the Premier League, but the Foxes have now entered their third separate spell of 4+ consecutive matchday failures. Extending this current run to five would likely spell the end of the Northern Irishman’s tenure, particularly given the fortnight hiatus the league takes for the international break thereafter.

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The issue then becomes around a potential replacement. There isn’t a single obvious answer to that quandary, but the obvious contender would be Rafa Benitez and the likes, with a wealth of years of Premier League experience behind them to guide the Foxes away from the relegation zone.