Leicester City – Everton: Everton’s Low Block Eventually Falls Apart (2-1)
Having been second best for almost an hour, Brendan Rodgers’ tactical adjustments would reignite his team and lead to a last-minute winner to keep in range of the Premier League top spot. This result means Leicester City are still unbeaten at home and could seal the fate for the manager sitting in the away dugout.
Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.
Even though Leicester City and Everton went into December at opposite sides of the table, the underlying numbers revealed a closer matchup than one would expect. Both teams’ defensive numbers are very impressive – in fact, both are the top two in the Premier League for expected goals Conceded from open play.
Leicester City’s attacking numbers show a blip in form is on the horizon; as impressive as scoring 31 league goals from 22.3 expected goals The amount of goals a team is expected to score based on the quality of the shots they take. might seem, chances of sustaining this form is unlikely. Not to discredit the work of Brendan Rodgers, who has built an exciting, progressive, possession-based team with a solid defensive block A defensive block is the compact group of defenders that defends a particular zone, either their own half in a medium defensive block, or the zone around their own box in a deep defensive block. in place.
Brendan Rodgers has favored the 4-1-4-1 formation this season, which enables both James Maddison and Youri Tielemans to push forward into the final third. The one-third of the pitch that is closest to the . . .