Leicester City lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on September 17, 2022, which increased the pressure on coach Brendan Rodgers. Leicester have only recorded one point from seven matches, losing six times so far this season.
They are currently in 20th position in the Premier League table with one point from seven matches which makes it their worst stats in the English Premier League top flight.
They have also conceded 22 goals this season in seven matches.
Youri Tielemans scored from the penalty spot in the 8th minutes before the following headers from Harry Kane and Eric Dier. After that James Maddison equalised before the end of first half.
However, Leicester’s day in north London was spoilt by Rodrigo Bentancur’s calculated goal and Son Heung-min’s hat-trick minutes after coming on as a substitute.
The loss to Tottenham was so harsh and does not match the standard of the Foxes. In the last match, the team conceded four goals at the hands of Brighton.
Leicester City’s owners failed to make any moves for world-class players this season, and individual errors, poor positioning, and their goalkeeper’s inability to save simple shots in games have been the team’s undoing.
Apart from that, the players’ body language showed that the lack of proper motivation from the club’s board is making the team slow down with its performance. The team has also failed to play with courage and strength as evident in their last five league games.
What Next For Brendan Rodgers?
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to accept any decision made by the club owners in the coming weeks as they look to save their season before the World Cup.
As the players are on a two-week international break, Rodgers is likely to be the next manager to be shown the door in the league after Thomas Tuchel and Scott Parker’s sackings.
If the club does nothing, Rodgers must act immediately before it is too late for him. He should continue working on himself and the team after the international break, and rest goalkeeper Danny Ward.
To preserve the season, coach Brendan Rodgers should persuade the club owners to sign free agents and game changers as soon as possible.
So far this season, Maddison appears to be the only player in the form expected of a Premier League player. Therefore, he needs to be the focal point of the team. Through him, the confidence of other members of the team might be restored.
There is no reason to be alarmed when goals are scored, but Leicester are having difficulty preventing them and also lack the spark to fight back.
When the Premier League begins on October 1, 2022, the manager should test fresh players in problematic positions.
Rodgers should not be solely held responsible for the on-field problems that are occurring with the former Premier League Champions because they lost a ton of first-team players during last summer’s transfer window. And the club has failed in making big signings.
What Next For Leicester City?
The foxes will welcome Nottingham Forest on October 3, 2022. Both teams have been struggling with getting points this season.
This may be the new beginning for Rodgers and the team, a deserving win will lift the club away from the relegation zone temporarily.