|King Power Stadium|
|King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Bede Island, Leicester, City of Leicester, East Midlands, England, LE2 7FL, United Kingdom|
|Date||Time||League||Season||Time Zone||Full Time|
|January 19, 2021||9:15 pm||English Premier League||2020/21 Season||GMT+1||90'|
Chelsea were outclassed by Leicester City last night as they lost 2-0 to the now League leaders.
Leicester showed more composure and seriousness from the start as Wilfred Ndidi gave the foxes the lead after just 6 mins.
Chelsea tried to get back into the game but saw their chance from the spot overturned by VAR into a freekick.
Leicester immediately added another goal through Maddison after that incident to make the first 45 mins more sour for Chelsea.
After the break, Chelsea had more of the ball as usual but were unable to create anything tangible with it.
Leicester sit back and attacked from the counter and honestly, they were just unlucky not to have added to Chelsea’s misery.
Lampard responded by making a double change to bring in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner but the pair still weren’t able to influence the game as Leicester City remained compact.
Werner however did grab a goal towards the end from a set piece cross but it was later ruled as offside by VAR
Leicester’s three points now means they top Chelsea with 9 points and will top the League untill Manchester United or City plays.
What went wrong
It is hard to tell if the fault for the loss is from the coach as the players showed no substance at all.
Their movements, tracking back mentality, marking and positioning was very terrible and these made us concede two useless goals in the first half, something which could have been easily avoided with just a little show of more effort and determination.
With the absence of Kante, Lampard opted to use Kovacic as a DM while Odoi started alongside Pulisic at the wings after some beautiful display in recent match that earn him that start. However they were unable to produce that magic upfront as expected and were most times just too predictable.
Also we lacked creativity from midfield. No long forward decisive passes. In fact we could hardly get between the lines. We always end up playing the ball at our own half without any severe impact to break the Leicester City defense.
The fact that Kai Havertz had 0 shot and 0 chance created I think sums up the creativity in our midfield in that game.
Time and time again, Abraham and Pulisic make those runs behind their markers but no one is giving the pass even from deep. Rudiger attempted a few but he was always playing it at the wrong time.
Another major poor showing was from our the substitute Hakim Ziyech. Maybe he couldn’t have done much but definitely could have done better.
As a substitute entering a game where you’re trailing by two, everyone expects you to add fire, energy and creativity to boost the moral of the rest players and try to get a comeback.
Ziyech added none of these to the game when he came on and just maybe if it was Odoi being introduced for him as we have seen in previous games, we could have savaged something out of the game.
Guys what are your thoughts on the Match?
What went wrong? and What do you think about Lampard’s role in this loss?
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