Although Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is in fine goalscoring form, he didn’t start for Leicester versus Aston Villa – here is why.
Brendan Rodgers has not made lots of errors in his managerial work this season at Leicester. There are, in fact, two glaring and negatively impactful aspects of the system used which are so bad that they are causing defeat all by themselves.
Actually the initial problem, which is due to Rodgers’ misjudgement, lack of foresight and peculiar obstinacy, causes the subsequent issue: the choice to employ a strange hybrid zone with a defence incapable of executing it, leads to confusion, worry, as well as inadequacy. That in turn has led to many, many goals conceded on set plays and invariably multiple losses in fixtures.
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One correct selection the boss has made this season is to manage Vardy’s minutes carefully in order to ensure that he maintains top form and fitness throughout the campaign so to feature in the most vital matches.
Vardy's absence from starting 11 is purely squad rotation, Rodgers said in his pre-match interview.
Played 90 mins v Watford and Southampton, so today would have been third start in eight days. #LCFC
— Jordan Blackwell (@JrdnBlackwell) December 5, 2021
As you can see above, journalist Jordan Blackwell confirmed that Vardy’s absence was squad rotation-related. You can expect more of that this term, in spite of the No.9 retaining his contemporary prowess. Additionally, Patson Daka appears to be almost a ready-made replacement.
Naples is no easy place to visit as Leicester City will discover
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What I am driving at is there is any intensity in the place that is akin to a derby between Celtic and Rangers. Or Turkish football, like visiting Galatasary’s Nef Stadium on an ‘old school’ European night. Therefore Leicester cannot be anywhere near the timid, underwhelming side they’ve been many times this season. If they are passive then the crucial Europa League clash shall be over before it has even begun.