Leicester City lose again. Their Premier League season could see them relegated. Here are the three things we learnt from another abysmal loss.
From rumours of Jesse Marsch and interim managers to being once again in the doldrums of the relegation battle. It is probably over for the Foxes: I do not know where they can get points from if they do not get points against relegation rivals. There are no positives to take from the match.
Leicester City’s mistakes
The only goal of the game came from an unusually atrocious pass from talisman James Maddison. It is an unfortunate testament to how the King Power club have fallen that their losses have been incessantly due to their own hubris, mistakes, and poor play.
Against Aston Villa, we saw two goals due to mistakes. Wilfred Ndidi’s pass particularly. Again today, a midfielder was put under pressure and sought to reduce the pressure with a pass back; that pass is weak and then annoyingly intercepted.
We miss the pass in attack, miss the pass under pressure, miss the pass in defence. Clearly we have a pattern: Leicester cannot pass the ball. This is what the Foxes need to fix most: clean, neat, non-technical passing from now on. Otherwise, they will keep giving possession and conceding on the turnover.
This being said, perhaps a lack of defensive organisation is to blame. Players do not trust each other, individuals thrown out of the XI for seemingly no reason, and no real coaching to unify their defensive vision or make them track back. We either need three centre-backs or we need a head coach: Jesse Marsch.