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Post Match Arsenal 4 Leicester 3

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Jeff, Aug 11, 2017.

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  1. Red Leicester

    Red Leicester Active Member

    We did extremely well with just 30% ball posession, but clearly Arsenals dominance would eventually pay off as it always does. It demonstrates a weakness in our ability to maintain our own posssesion and to cover and tackle for the ball. It would be interesting to see the stats of who gives our possesion away and who regains it, a la Kante.
    Are these sort of stats available anywhere online?
  2. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

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  3. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I usually use Squawka: http://www.squawka.com/news/

    A couple of things from their stats and reflections on our performance.

    We had typically little possession of the ball which was no surprise but our passing just wasn't good enough. Only four players had a passing accuracy of 70%+ (Vardy 82%, Albrighton 76%, Mahrez 76%, Morgan 75%). Both our full backs were under 60% and Okazaki was worst at only 50%. Giving the ball away cheaply cost us badly last night.

    Secondly, we were weak in our 1-2-1 duels with opponents. It is something we should have dominated but we didn't. Not one of our players won more than a third of their duels (meaning tackles, fouls, headed challenges and take ons). Only Maguire (44%), Okazaki (43%), Mahrez (42%) and N'Didi (38%) have vaguely respectable figures. Utterly horrific was Morgan who won only 15% of his duels and Fuchs with 22%. How weak and gutless is this against the most powder puff opponents of them all?

    Vardy was far and away our best player statistically, followed by Mahrez. Morgan and Fuchs were both shocking in terms of their stats. Schmeichel let in 4 of the 10 shots on target that he faced. He was too exposed.

    Last season, we went to Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Everton and were exposed in much the same way. We also got ripped apart at home to Spurs, Chelsea and Man Utd. But for the efforts of Vardy last night, our team performance was much the same as in those games. We're too easy to create clear cut opportunities against because our midfield isn't competitive enough and we make too many unforced defensive errors.

    I think the answer is to play three central defenders and three central midfielders.
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  4. We shouldn't be selling him for 40 it's should be 50+
  5. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Dream on.
  6. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Then he stays and hopefully miraculously become incredible again.
  7. alex

    alex Well-Known Member

    Shocking defending, terrible in-game management, a back four who all looked shaky as the last 15 minutes imploded, a game-changing double substitution from the wiley Wenger. BUT. They looked up for it, played with good intensity and in Vardy and Albrighton had the two best players on the pitch IMO.
    Gutted to lose, but there are positives. Especially if we now go and spend serious money on a CB to partner Harry Mag.
  8. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Fucking hell, reading this thread without knowing the result you would expect the score line to be 6-1 or something similar.

    We played well but were out passed and out possessed by one of the best exponents of those two particular forms of football.

    My glass is currently about 70% full having watched a good performance that will improve with the addition of Aborra, who I believe is the defensive screen we have been lacking since Kanye.

    Some people need to remember 80% of last season and compare how we have just performed compared to that.

    Shakespear will not allow perhaps his one and only chance in management to end up in mediocrity.

    I am very pleased with that performance as day one.
  9. LudlowFox

    LudlowFox Active Member

    Some of the 6 he stopped where top drawer saves. I thought he had a good game and - agreed- was too exposed.

    I enjoyed the game and am hugely disappointed with the result. I thought we might be able to hang on.

    Arsenal had so much movement, players to spare all over, and had so much possession, that it was always going to be tough to hang on. They may well be crap defensively but in the middle they can be a joy to watch.
  10. He's already incredible no other player in our squad can do what he does.look at last night's game as soon as he got the ball ox was on him because Wenger knows what he can do when he gets the ball
  11. Volpone

    Volpone Well-Known Member

    Hooray! At last, after some of the mass hysteria at the start of this thread, someone has made a reasoned and rational analysis.

    We were defending a lead against the best team in the league for the type of intricate forward inter passing they produce. They were able to bring on substitutes in the calibre of Ramsay, Walcott and Giroud. It was only a matter of time before they scored.

    Arsenal got the lucky breaks and our defenders didn't get the rub of the green.

    I agree with comments about Morgan (probably past his sell by date but not necessarily past his use by date). Also Ndidi seemed a bit overawed and overwhelmed, certainly not has good as he first promised.

    Mahrez spent much of the game playing as a left winger for them. Why was he going backwards so much? Very easily intimidated by Arsenal's clumsy donkey of a left back. A decent winger would have torn him to shreds.
  12. consty

    consty Active Member

    My verdict is that this was actually encouraging and we were unlucky to lose. I don't have many early doors fears after that performance. Well done lads. Even in defense, the weakest area, McGuire & Fuchs were good, so that's promising too. Agree Morgan has to make way for Huth or if we sign him, Gibson.
    The player who most under-performed, just like last season, was Mahrez. He was shockingly ineffective and he lost the ball that led to one of their goals.
    One of the goals from their corner probably would have been avoided if the team were not re-constituting themselves from substitutions (Ndidi went central and left the man out wide on the left & couldn't catch up with him). Shakespeare addressed this in his post-match interview... he said it's a matter of communication that the players on the pitch and the new ones coming on will be briefed to do better on.
    Lots of encouraging signs. Plenty of evidence to suggest that certain errors and weaknesses displayed yesterday will be corrected and that against all the teams in the PL bar a couple or so we will be more than competitive
  13. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    FOX Franks and Blaarev like this.
  14. SilverFox

    SilverFox Well-Known Member

    IMG_3538.JPG Leicester...
  15. Rock Fox

    Rock Fox Active Member

    Chill guys - we're up to 15th this evening - all will be well!
  16. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    Biggest climb of the day!
  17. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Seeing Watford get a draw today and Burnley holding on against Chelsea makes me really pissed off that we capitulated. It would be easier to accept if Morgan was beaten for pace by Walcott or done by some Ozil skill, but it was a fucking header.

    Oh well, on to next week.
  18. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I agree. The simple fact that we conceded three goals to crosses from fecking Arsenal is an utter embarrassment. That's how you beat them, not how you should get beat by them.
  19. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    We didn't conced three goals from crosses. Not directly.

    There was some great passing in there with at least two of the goals.
  20. Borderfox

    Borderfox Well-Known Member

    Got to agree, we were being cut to ribbons by their passing abilities, that's why taking a midfielder off was a big tactical error by Shakey. it opened he midfield even more and gave the Arses even more space to exploit.
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