Leicester 0-2 Blackburn: Foxes positives and negatives

A review of the final match of the season via Foxes of Leicester
Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship
Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

After winning the Championship on Monday against Preston North End, Leicester versus Blackburn was seen as a day of celebrations and a day of joy for both fans and players alike. Despite the 2-0 loss to Blackburn, there are a lot of positives to take from the Foxes stand point. And, as with any football game - there were negatives as well!


After a deserved break for LCFC’s No.10 Stephy Mavididi on Monday, the winger enjoyed a fruitful return to the starting XI. The attacker caused many troubles for opposition right wing back Callum Brittain. There are high hopes for the 25-year-old at the highest level; 2024/25 will undoubtedly provide insight to the forward's true quality.

While one wingman on the left had a positive impact for Leicester, veteran Marc Albrighton tried to match the feat. The latter performed one key pass, according to Sofascore, whilst creating panic in Rovers' defence through crosses from the right. Albrighton also linked up well with City talisman Jamie Vardy. Another notable element for Leicester was a new tactical ploy introduced from Enzo Maresca: Hamza Choudhury stepped into midfield from center back, similarly to what John Stones is doing at Manchester City. 

Leicester City Negatives

However, despite the positives for the home side, there were negatives too, as there generally is with any football fixture. One of the downers of the games was star Fox Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall being injured and pictured post match in a cast. One of the beneficial elements for Leicester is that the campaign is now over and Dewsbury-Hall can get the needed rest after a gruelling Championship term. Some of the other negatives are missed chances, which has been a constant throughout Leicester’s season. Big chances are in key moments.

With the club now returning to the Premier League, they must be more clinical in encounters where they receive less clear goal-scoring opportunities. As well as wasted opportunities being a problem with a return to the EPL imminent, another concern is being hit on counter attacks when conceding twice.

Irrespective of the defeat at the weekend, the east Midlands team's supporters can go into the summer comfortable knowing they will play top-flight football next season. Maresca's philosophy will likely withstand a testing year, as we saw in FA Cup games against Chelsea and Bournemouth. Whether that season starts with a point deduction is something we will know in due course. But Hopefully it won't!