Match Thread Leicester v Chelsea (FA Cup QF)

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Jeff

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Schmeichel
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Ndidi
Praet
Tielemans
Perez
Barnes
Vardy
 

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Subs: Ward, Morgan, Bennett, Fuchs, Choudhury, Mendy, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho.
 

FryattFox

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Be interesting to see how we get on without Maddison. Gives Praet and Tielemans a chance to step up (and hopefully find some form).
 

Skitzo

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Would like to see more creativity on the bench, Mendy could have been left off for one of the young forwards but starting 11 wise very happy
 

M17TT C

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Shame to see Maddison miss out as I still think he can always create us something and always a threat from a well placed direct free kick.

Still though, be interesting to see how the two Belgians get on with Ndidi there also.

Not confident about this at all though as we need to be completely different from our first two games back if we are to even have a chance.
 

City Fan

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Glad Praet is starting, but looks like it’s only because of Maddison’s injury.

I’ve said it numerous times this season, but we really need to add some quality to our wide forwards. The fact we’re back to playing the terrible Perez says it all about the quality we have there.
 

popillius

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On form, Maddison is one of our best players by a mile and certainly one of our most creative. Unfortunately, he's been well off the pace for the last two games. Whether that was to do with injury or something else is neither here nor there, he needed replacing. To say he wouldn't be in our best eleven however is mental. He's had a far better season than Tielemans for a start. It was interesting to read that many commentators (at least 3 I have read and a comment from Mark Lawrenson) had Maddison as our best player against Brighton... I think they must've been watching a different game!

Praet deserves his place today but my worry with him is that he never looks forward. He's not a creative player, more a 'safe pair of feet' and I really can't see with Ndidi, Praet and the current Tielemans we are seeing, where we are going to be in any way imaginative in creating openings.
 

Skitzo

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could be that Praet sits as a deep lying ball player, that's how he was playing with Wilf out before the shut down, Wilf goes more box-to-box Kante esq marauding ball winner and Tielemans pulling the strings creatively
 

popillius

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could be that Praet sits as a deep lying ball player, that's how he was playing with Wilf out before the shut down, Wilf goes more box-to-box Kante esq marauding ball winner and Tielemans pulling the strings creatively
I agree that the creativity must come from Tielemans given the personnel but he's been woefully short of ideas of late.
 
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P Pld Pts
Liverpool 33  89
Manchester City 33  66
Leicester 33  58
Chelsea 33  57
Manchester Utd 33  55
Wolves 33  52
Arsenal 33  49
Tottenham  33  48
Sheffield Utd 33  48
10 Burnley 33  46
11 Everton 33  44
12 Newcastle Utd 33  43
13 Southampton 33  43
14 Palace 33  42
15 Brighton 33  36
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17 Watford 33  28
18 Aston Villa 33  27
19 Bournemouth 33  27
20 Norwich City 33  21

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