Enzo Maresca’s Leicester City once again achieve a victory in the Championship. With a 1-3 win in hand, here are the positives and negatives from Swansea City.
After a rough start to the match, the Foxes slowly picked up steam and hammered their opponents to get all three points from the hosts. Goals from Jannik Vestergaard, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, and Kelechi Iheanacho were enough to counter the first half strike of defensive midfielder Matt Grimes. However, not everything is as positive as it would first appear.
Leicester City deception
The King Power club lie to the world on a constant basis. We pretend that ‘Marescaball’ has been this roaring success, that Leicester are truly a dominant force, and that with our squad, there is little – except Hull City – that can stand in the way of this steaming locomotive. Oh yeah, all that is actually correct.
Yet still, the situation is not that rosey. Picture this, conceding from set-pieces – particularly those cursed corners – creating only 18 shots to the oppositions 11 with only seven of those on target, and relying on a surprise strike from the Danish defender to equalise. The Foxes have been praying on mistakes and defensive misadventures to score their goals, and have not created an excess more than their opponents despite over 60% possession.
Swansea are 17th in the EFL Championship having now lost five, winning four, and drawing thrice. This should not have been a struggled for a squad we act as if are near infallible. Bar only a few mistakes, it is our fragile defensive system which has left us exposed and put players with less quality at the behest of aggressive attackers and wishful balls and luck. Clearly, with only four clean sheets, there is more work to be done for the Foxes.