Brentford – Leicester City: Narrow Win For Leicester City In Competitive FA Cup Clash (0-1)
Another weekend of FA Cup action saw Championship side Brentford play host to Premier League outfit Leicester City. Leicester emerged from the clash with a narrow win but Brentford certainly did not make it easy for them.
Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma.
Brentford had previously eliminated Stoke City to make it to this stage and are also currently in the hunt for direct promotion to the Premier League. Leicester were coming off a comfortable mid-week victory against West Ham United and looked to build some momentum with a win here.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank set up the home side in a 4-3-3 formation. He rested many regular starters with an eye towards league duties only a few days after this cup tie. Luke Daniels was in goal, the four at the back were Mads Rasmussen, Julian Jeanvier, Luka Racic and Dominic Thompson. Kamohelo Mokotjo was at the center of the midfield trio and was flanked by Dru Yearwood and Emiliano Marcondes. Joel Valencia and Jan Zamburek were the wide players with Halil Dervişoğlu playing as the hosts’ striker.
Brendan Rodgers sent Leicester out in a 4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1 formation. The Leicester manager made several changes to the side that easily beat West Ham just a few days earlier. Danny Ward took up the goalkeeping mantle while Çağlar Söyüncü was the sole survivor in the backline. He was joined in central defense by Wes Morgan . . .