Leicester City – Sheffield United: Leicester Earns Three Crucial Points In The Champions League Race (2-0)
After an even start, Leicester City, in their 3-4-3 formation, got the upper hand through the middle of the first half by exposing Sheffield United’s defensive problems. Chris Wilder reacted with three substitutions at half-time to turn the game around, but a lot of unforced errors by his players gave way for the hosts to progress in several counterattacks, which eventually resulted in the decisive second goal.
Tactical analysis and match report by Jonas G.
For the majority of the season, Leicester looked to be on a decent path to qualify for next year’s Champions League, but only four wins in 2020 saw the gap shrinking more and more. With three games to go, three teams are in the race for the two remaining spots. Therefore, it is time for Leicester to get back to the impressive form they had during the start of the season to stay in the fourth position that they’re currently in.
Brendan Rodgers stuck to his 3-4-3 shape, but had to replace several injured players. James Maddison and Ben Chilwell have been missing for a couple of games now and won’t return this season, but adding up to this, Christian Fuchs picked up an injury as well. As a result, nineteen-year-old Luke Thomas made his Premier League debut as a left wing-back.
On the other side, Sheffield United still has something to play for as well. They have been in a great form during the month of July; the first three games after the restart amounted to only one point, but since then, they went on to get ten points from the last four . . .