Leicester City – Chelsea: Lampard’s Changes Help Chelsea Recover (0-1)
Chelsea endured a shaky start to the game as they struggled to solve Leicester City’s pressing throughout the first half. However, Leicester were unable to capitalize on this, creating relatively little. Lampard made three changes at half-time which helped improve Chelsea’s performance, including the introduction of Ross Barkley who ended up scoring the winner.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
Chelsea’s two games since lockdown have gone relatively well. After winning against Aston Villa in their return to Premier League action, they went on to beat Manchester City thanks to strong defending and an on-point transition game. Similar attributes helped them reach this stage of the FA Cup, as they managed to knock out a rotated Liverpool side last time out after having seen off Nottingham Forest and Hull City in previous rounds.
Leicester City’s return to football has not been quite as smooth. Against Watford, they conceded a stoppage time equalizer after Ben Chilwell had put them 1-0 up only minutes earlier. They were subsequently held to a goalless draw at home to Brighton. In this season’s FA Cup, Leicester had not faced Premier League opposition prior to this game, as they knocked out Wigan, Brentford and Birmingham to reach . . .