Leicester City – Tottenham Hotspur: Late Heartbreak For Leicester In Mediocre Game (2-4)

Leicester City arrived with arguably the stronger tactical display in a game where neither team played on an especially high level. However, the Foxes’ lack of chance creation outside of penalties came back to bite them later in the game as Spurs were clinical with their chances, seeing Leicester miss out on the top four. 

Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.

Leicester’s disappointing defeat against Chelsea in mid-week put them in a difficult position on the last day, needing Liverpool to drop points at home to Crystal Palace in order for Brendan Rodgers’ side to have a chance of making top four. They made just one change from the line-up at Chelsea for this game against Spurs, bringing in Kelechi Iheanacho after his goal-scoring substitute appearance at Stamford Bridge in place of Ayoze Pérez. 

Spurs meanwhile find themselves in seventh place, which would put them in the new Europa Conference League next season if they remained in that position. They needed West Ham to drop points in order to have a chance at a Europa League place. Ryan Mason lined his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with a back four of Matt Doherty, Davinson Sánchez, Toby Alderweireld and Sergio Reguilón. Harry Winks and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg made up the double pivot, Two central midfielders next to each other. while there was an attacking quartet ahead of them was composed of Steven Bergwijn, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. 

Unsettled . . .

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Josh Manley (21) is a student and aspiring coach. Heavily interested in tactics and strategy in football. Watching teams from all top European leagues, but especially Manchester United and Barcelona. [ View all posts ]


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