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Leicester 2-1 Tottenham - Saturday 21st September, 2019

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Match History
Tottenham 3-1 Leicester
Leicester 0-2 Tottenham
Tottenham 5-4 Leicester
Leicester 2-1 Tottenham
Leicester 1-6 Tottenham

Head to Head Record
Leicester - 35 wins
Draws - 21
Tottenham - 56 wins

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If he sets up the same way we did at Man Utd we just won't win. He got it so wrong.

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We have to go back to 1 defensive midfielder and not play Maddison as an winger/inverted winger. It's just not right to put him there and not use him to his strengths which is to play centrally.

I'd be happy with either Ndidi or Choudhury. As much as I love them both, it's not right to play them together in this kind of game, at home, where we should try and take the initiative and take the game to Spurs.

Barnes has to play, as well. There's no reason at all for Gray to play (how did he even start last week against Utd?!). Barnes is much more impactful and effective.

Kasper

Pereira - Evans - Soyuncu - Chilwell

Ndidi or Choudhury

Albrighton - Maddison - Tielemans - Barnes

Vardy

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Stan basically saves me a post there. Rodgers is developing this really bizarre blind spot of playing Maddison on the left and it's completely spoiling our entire attacking game. It's infuriating, when you look at the results with him in the middle against when he plays out wide there's just no possible explanation for it that makes any sense to me.

We've started well results wise but I think we could be even higher up, and I think if he doesn't learn from this, we will soon be dropping back down the table.

This is a tough one really because Tottenham are a good side player for player, but something's been off about them for a while. No away win since Fulham in January and something like 19 points in 18 games which is ridiculously bad for a team of their standing. Can you really brush off a defeat against a side in that kind of form if it happens?

Come on Brendan. You know it makes sense. Maddison in the middle and take some initiative.

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Rodgers does make some bizarre decisions with regards to playing players out of position. I remember Sterling at RWB and Firmino right wing for Liverpool

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13 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Rodgers does make some bizarre decisions with regards to playing players out of position. I remember Sterling at RWB and Firmino right wing for Liverpool

xD that doesn't put me at ease.

It's so infuriating. He's found the winning formula and he's moving from it.

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On the train now, nice early start for this one. Can’t see us winning, take a point now 

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41 minutes ago, Storts said:

On the train now, nice early start for this one. Can’t see us winning, take a point now 

I can see you winning. Kane and Son to score. Standard. 

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6 minutes ago, Stan said:

I can see you winning. Kane and Son to score. Standard. 

I dunno mate really tricky game to call - could go either way, depends which Tottenham turns up. Palace spurs or Greece spurs 

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23 minutes ago, Storts said:

I dunno mate really tricky game to call - could go either way, depends which Tottenham turns up. Palace spurs or Greece spurs 

If we're playing 2 DMs at home, you'll find a way to win. 

If we're a bit more adventurous it could be a better game. 

So yeah, depends which Leicester turns up too xD

 

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14 minutes ago, Stan said:

If we're playing 2 DMs at home, you'll find a way to win. 

If we're a bit more adventurous it could be a better game. 

So yeah, depends which Leicester turns up too xD

 

Playing two DMs at home to Spurs is a bit different to playing them at home to someone outside the top 6 though. I'd say starting with that and trying to win the midfield battle is a decent starting point.

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39 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Playing two DMs at home to Spurs is a bit different to playing them at home to someone outside the top 6 though. I'd say starting with that and trying to win the midfield battle is a decent starting point.

It's more the fact that it means Maddison definitely plays more on the wing than centrally it we play 2 DMs. And that just isn't right. 

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18 minutes ago, Stan said:

It's more the fact that it means Maddison definitely plays more on the wing than centrally it we play 2 DMs. And that just isn't right. 

Fair enough, who's the third midfielder, Tielemans? Might have to sacrifice one of them in games like this. Not necessarily a bad thing because it means you have an option on the bench to change things when needed. I don't know who the wide player coming in would be though and whether there's too much of a drop off in quality

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Leicester goal correctly ruled out by VAR. Spurs had a shout for a penalty but looks like Rose initiates the contact with Evans to me. 

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Credit where it’s due. That’s an excellent finish from Kane

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Leicester don’t look like they miss Maguire at all with that Turkish defender

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Decent finish from Kane under the circumstances.... 2 goals ruled out by VAR I hear?? 

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Fell asleep on the sofa with Spurs leading 1-0, woke up and seen Leicester 2-1 winners and no Vardy on the score sheet, oh yer...and Leicester now move into 2nd place behind Liverpool on the table...think I will doze off and wake up again to see if I was dreaming. 

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23 minutes ago, shut up said:

when was the last time spurs won a premier league away game?

Fulham in January

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Well that was a very good game I thought. And not just because we won. Started off very fiery and frantic. Several challenges thrown in. 

Maddison, Soyuncu, Ndidi and Pereira were all quality. Decent starting line up from Rodgers means we start off on the front foot. Momentum was taken out of us steer their goal though. Kane just loves to score against us and the amount of times he does so is just silly. 

Think we were good for the 3 points. At times Maddison was too much for Spurs and he fully deserved his goal. Decent strike from him. 

Think the ref could have been better in first half. Wasn't consistent with decisions and gave a lot Spurs way I thought. Having said that I didn't see anything wrong with Sissoko's tackle and he got the Rose penalty shout right. Not seen replays but Rose goes over easily. 

Atmosphere was very good today as well I think. Spurs fans were loud too until Maddison scored. 

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Cracking goal that by Maddison, give Rogers his due he managed at Liverpool then at Glasgow Celtic where he got a lot of trophies and a lot of people might say "Yer but Scottish Football is not the same level as the EPL..." but the main thing is he has got that winning mentality in him now and wants to prove himself down here, SAF did it with Aberdeen and United and Rogers might just do the same with Leicester. 

 

 

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God that was the most enjoyable home game in a long time. I thought we were really good today, even when behind I thought we'd actually been OK, naive at times but a much better performance than last week. We actually looked like we believed in ourselves to win that game today, no dropped heads, no major panic. We were aggressive but classy at the same time.

Maddison was excellent. It was only in the week I said he needs to get more goals from open play and he couldn't have answered that any better.

Soyuncu makes errors (he looked at fault for their goal) but you saw the best of him as well today. He's got an error in him but he is young enough to cut that out.

Only seen a little image on a phone of their offside and to be honest it does look pretty farcical. I mean in a way it's karma for ther fans singing about VAR but it doesn't look a good one.

I've got my belief back. Rodgers saw sense and it paid dividends.

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@Dan It was offside, if the lino calls that and they go back with a replay everyone will say it was tight but the ref called it well. VAR does it and people complain :what: Done it's job there, ruled out an offside goal

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1 hour ago, Dan said:

God that was the most enjoyable home game in a long time. I thought we were really good today, even when behind I thought we'd actually been OK, naive at times but a much better performance than last week. We actually looked like we believed in ourselves to win that game today, no dropped heads, no major panic. We were aggressive but classy at the same time.

Maddison was excellent. It was only in the week I said he needs to get more goals from open play and he couldn't have answered that any better.

Soyuncu makes errors (he looked at fault for their goal) but you saw the best of him as well today. He's got an error in him but he is young enough to cut that out.

Only seen a little image on a phone of their offside and to be honest it does look pretty farcical. I mean in a way it's karma for ther fans singing about VAR but it doesn't look a good one.

I've got my belief back. Rodgers saw sense and it paid dividends.

Soyuncu gave a little push on Kane. If anything it helped him weirdly. Kane's done well to fashion a goal out of that to be honest. 

1 hour ago, Danny said:

@Dan It was offside, if the lino calls that and they go back with a replay everyone will say it was tight but the ref called it well. VAR does it and people complain :what: Done it's job there, ruled out an offside goal

Exactly. 

1mm or not, it's offside. If you make it so there's leeway of 5mm or something, when a player is 6mm offside people will say 'oh but it's so close to 5mm'. The ruling is that if any part of the body you can score with is offside, then it has to be called offside, no matter what the margin. 

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5 minutes ago, Stan said:

Soyuncu gave a little push on Kane. If anything it helped him weirdly. Kane's done well to fashion a goal out of that to be honest. 

Exactly. 

1mm or not, it's offside. If you make it so there's leeway of 5mm or something, when a player is 6mm offside people will say 'oh but it's so close to 5mm'. The ruling is that if any part of the body you can score with is offside, then it has to be called offside, no matter what the margin. 

The finish from Kane is genius. Really is clever from him.

I think today summed up Soyuncu - he's got an error in him but he's also got a lot going for him, he fits very nicely into this side.

He's young enough to get a lot better too. That bit of defending from him late on was superb.

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Random praise alert. Jonny Evans is class. He'd walk into loads of sides in this league.

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