Raise your hand. I expected Liverpool to hit us absolutely, and I didn’t really see the players doing that kind of performance for Steve Bruce.
The exhibition on Wednesday night was almost reminiscent of the organized, brave and energetic performance I saw at Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United.
Yes, we sometimes got lucky and relied on some bad finishes and Karl Darlow’s brilliance to score points, but it was the team that ultimately planned. Sometimes I turned my back on the wall, but at least I tried to pass the ball forward and put the body in the box.
The question is, on that basis, can we maintain this high-energy risk / reward approach to Leicester this weekend?
That’s a great balance. If you make a mistake, the fighting Foxes side will break the press and easily lag behind. Therefore, it is necessary to launch an aggressive attack.
The mid-week draw and significantly improved display was a step in the right direction after a terrible week for Steve Bruce. So don’t go back to the passive, negative and obscure side that has defeated fans from their love for the team. Smoke in the manager for most of 2020.
- Alan San Maximin – A few weeks after I was still in France and suffered from a “long” Covid.
- Jamaal Lascells – After recovering from Covid, return to light training, but Bruce confirmed that this was too early for the skipper.
- Ryan Fraser – Inguinal injuries can miss most of the moon.
- Isaac Hayden – Liverpool vs. 0-0 draw interrupted after picking up the fifth yellow.
- Paul Dummett – Missed in the middle of the week due to “illness” but was discovered in training and needs to return to the matchday team.
(5-4-1): Darlow-Yedlin, Fernandez, Shah, Clark, Ritchie-Almiron, S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Joelinton-Wilson.
out – – Hayden and Murphy?
To – – Sean Longstaff and Almiron??
Martin Dúbravka is back on track, but Karl Darlow never loses its “No. 1” spot right after another heroic exhibit on our last outing!
Fernandez, Shah and Clark appear to continue in the center back as the Lascelles are set to miss again. Some people ask Bruce to return to the defense of four, but if there is too much space, Fox will be devastating at the break, so continue with five.
In the wingback, Kraft, Mankilo, Murphy, etc. could all supplement Yedlin, but the Americans were another who fought brilliantly against Liverpool. He hasn’t played much this season, so three games could go all at once in eight days, but if he thinks he’s strong enough to go again, his pace against Harvey Barnes. May be required.
On the left, Ritchie was a bit like his old self in a Wednesday night draw. His lack of pace sometimes caught him, which means that Lewis could be recalled against the Leicester side who was able to expose Ritchie on a break, but I Bruce Sarah, I want to bet to stick to the same back 5 that kept Manet and Firmino out a few days ago.
In the midfield, Hayden’s one-match ban means the dissolution of his very promising partnership with Matty Longstaff. Their energy, oppression, and excellent fitness level are impressive and are key to our recent success, so when Shelvey (the groin problem is also underway) replaces the wise Hayden. I don’t think.
Hendrick is another less maneuverable person, so you can see Sean Longstaff coming back and teaming up with his brother along the way. He’s been sloppy these days, but his ability to push and cover a lot of crotch could be the best Hayden alternative available to Bruce.
Overall, Murphy was tired of Liverpool quite early in the second half and could replace it with Almiron, but due to the lack of a fit wing (ASM and Fraser remain on the sidelines). Joelinton may give another runout in the lower left.
At the top, Callum Wilson certainly nods and is tasked with giving us a platform to intensify the attack after his movements, play, pace and physicality caused Liverpool problems in the middle of the week. I will bear.
“Notable Things” on the Leicester City side of Brendan Rodgers:
Jamie Vardy – If you keep playing by pushing the pitch a little higher like in the last expedition, you have to pick up his inevitable run behind – because he doesn’t often miss it when passing the goal!
Timothy Castagne – The Belgian who fits again is a fullback of looting who played like a wing when he saw Leicester earlier this season! Like Matt Doherty while in the wolf, he has the habit of arriving late in the box. He and Justin (their other wingbacks) are two people to watch in a large area, and Harvey Barnes (left wing) is also a powerful runner who tore us in last season’s reverse fixtures.
Ayoze Perez – – The former mug will return to Tyneside 18 months after the £ 30m move to Leicester. He has had occasional struggles with match times this season, but has recently made a strange start and knows one or two things about scoring at St. James’s Park!
James Madison – I’m not sure if he’s healthy yet, but he and Youri Tielemans are the passmasters on this Leicester side and can unlock the doors. Also note that the delivery of his set pieces can be evil and can be done from a distance if there is too much room to shoot.
Predicted Leicester XI: (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel-Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin-Ndidi, Tielemans-Perez, Madison, Burns-Vardy.
Being able to show similar organization and strength could have other big consequences, but enough room for Leicester to not only come back home but also rest. is there? Are there any key players who drew one-on-one at Crystal Palace earlier this week?
I don’t think it will be as passive as previous home games, but I’m afraid that the press and energy levels without Hayden will drop by 10-20%. This can be costly against catastrophic Leicester attacks. A person who comes back to life during breaks.
I hope Steve Bruce and the 11 he chose this Sunday prove me wrong again and get off to a positive start in 2021!
Forecast: Newcastle 1-2 Leicester
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