Leicester City hosted Arsenal last weekend in an important early-season game for both of these sides’ potential top-four hopes. Get a report of the Leicester City vs. Arsenal 2019-20 English Premier League football match. La Liga 2020/21: Alavés vs Real Betis – tactical analysis, La Liga 2020/21: Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid – tactical analysis, Serie A 2020/21: Inter vs Fiorentina – tactical preview. Such type of pass was crucial because the home side have pacey attackers like Aubameyang and Saka. Get a report of the Leicester City vs. Arsenal 2019-20 English Premier League football match. Oppositely, the Foxes only won once in their recent five games, including an FA Cup exit from Chelsea. 22 October 2018 – Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City – Premier League. Although visiting forward Alexandre Lacazette curled a wonderful chance wide from six yards in the first half, Leicester dominated the match. By doing so, the man in blue wouldn’t be able to receive the ball with much comfort. Behind them, Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi were tasked to close Ceballos and Xhaka respectively. A very, very important three points.". Sat 9 Nov 2019 14.29 EST Last modified on Sat 9 Nov 2019 17.00 EST. Looking at the stats, the Englishman finished the game with two (67%) successful crosses – the most from the visitors. He's not shy, he's full of confidence. Leicester City vs Arsenal: Jamie Vardy vs Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Premier League 2019/20 ... 2019. You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. ⚽ This was important because the wide areas would be used to launch Leicester’s diagonal play. If Lacazette couldn’t make a vertical pass, he could vary his approach by switching the ball to the other side. In fact, Leicester previously have only played about 366 league minutes in a back-three/back-five system. 09 November 2019 – Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal – Premier League. However, Arsenal responded to this quite brilliantly. 0. Sometimes they would even do this rather aggressively. Match: Arsenal Vs Leicester City Date And Time: 8 th July, Wednesday- 12:45am IST. First, he could send through-passes in behind for his attacking comrades. With Kolašinac and Tierney moving out from their positions, Arsenal could be seen playing in a 4–2–4-ish shape with the ball. Leicester capitalised on the one-man advantage and managed to equalise late in the game. Lacazette had another opportunity to break the deadlock in the 20th minute after Aubameyang's cross reached him at the far post. Switchboard 020 7619 5003. Arteta would ask the nearest centre-back to aggressively press Leicester’s dropping attacker. "The patience is the next match against Southampton. Leicester City vs. Arsenal: Preview, last 5 results, upcoming fixtures. The first way Leicester used them was by splitting the forwards in counter-attacks. Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal (Maddison 75) 1.55pm EST 13:55 GOAL! Man of the match: James Maddison. "The way it's been going for a period of time now, it's nice because the players know they have the qualities to win any game against any opposition. Leicester vs Arsenal prediction. Leicester finished the first half the stronger of the two sides as they looked to capitalise on some sloppy play from Arsenal. Premier League 2019/20: Arsenal vs Leicester City – tactical analysis. A sweeping Leicester move ended with Tielemans swapping passes with Barnes before Vardy found the bottom corner from 12 yards. He felt comfortable talking to us and he plays the game in the same way. Who would have thought both Arteta and Rodgers would set their teams in a similar 3–4–3? 87 - Arsenal have won 87 points in their 50 Premier League games under Unai Emery (W25 D12 L13) - one fewer than they managed in their final 50 under Arsene Wenger (W27 D7 L16). WhatsApp. Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal: Foxes defeat a bad result - Unai Emery. By. Oppositely, the Foxes only won once in their recent five games, including an FA Cup exit from Chelsea. Facebook. The Gunners won their last four matches in all competitions; scored 10 and only conceded one in the process. This game also displayed Rodgers’ creativity in utilising counter-attacks. However, Eddie Nketiah’s expulsion proved too costly for the home side. Jose: Do Liverpool really have injury problem? Solid handling in the first half as Leicester pressed, but couldn’t get across in time to deny Vardy the opener. Twitter. There is so much to play for and both teams are in opposite spirals. He instructed his men to press in a mid-high 5–2–3 with more focus on central spaces. But with patience and being consistent we are going to do. Rob Holding gifted possession to the hosts, who countered through Vardy, but his cross just evaded Barnes before Tielemans' shot was blocked by Bellerin. It means that the man tasked to press would arrive even before the Arsenal’s wing-back had received the ball. Leicester City - Sat Nov 9 - 17:30. But Leicester finally took control with 22 minutes left when Vardy - the top flight's leading scorer with 11 goals - continued his excellent record against the Gunners. Their main objective was similar to Leicester’s: to match the opponents’ number at the back, thus preventing them to build smoothly from the back. Leicester have won three consecutive top-flight home games against Arsenal for the first time in their history. The nearby wing-back could bomb forward, then the winger could come inside to receive the diagonal pass. Arsenal 1, Leicester City 1. This means that the home side would rarely use their midfielders to build their attacks. This set-up would also give outside centre-backs Söyüncü and Bennett more space and time with the ball. This numerical advantage was important to help the Gunners progress the ball. November 23, 2019. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison struck second-half goals as Leicester City beat an unimpressive Arsenal 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to move into second place in the … Check the preview, H2H statistics, lineup & tips for this upcoming match on 09/11/2019! It has certainly been a tough season for Arsenal boss Emery, both on and off the pitch. Up top, marksman Jamie Vardy was flanked by Ayoze Pérez and Kelechi Ịheanachọ to break Arsenal’s defence. We were able to manage that threat and play some great football. Usually, Lacazette would drop from his position while facing his own goal when receiving the ball. 23-year-old. Talisman Alexandre Lacazette led the frontline with Bukayo Saka and Aubameyang next to him. A gracefully blessed football writer and tactical analyst from Indonesia. FREE TO PLAY: Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 jackpot for the fifth time this year! Former Arsenal defender Tony Adams: "Maddison's getting there. Arsenal: Leno (6), Bellerin (6), Chambers (6), Luiz (6), Holding (5), Kolasinac (6), Guendouzi (6), Torreira (6), Ozil (6), Lacazette (6), Aubameyang (6). Sat Nov 9 - 17:30. Mustafi added five (71.42%) to further underline the successful defensive tactic. The shape would allow Arsenal to have six players in their early build-up phase against Leicester’s only five. Follow me on Twitter! As usual, Rodgers deployed a rather aggressive defensive approach for his team. We are going to achieve with young players, with experienced players. Assisted by Demarai Gray.Goal confirmed following VAR Review. Leicester City More info: Sat: 21/03/20: FAC: Leicester City 13 : 30: Chelsea More info: Sun: 22/03/20: PRL: Leicester City PSTP Brighton & Hove Albion More info: Mon: 06/04/20: PRL: Everton 21 : 00: Leicester City More info: Sat The Frenchman was mainly used to receive vertical or diagonal balls from Arsenal’s deeper players. Vardy: 21 Goals; Bygone Encounter. But we are going to think only for the next matches and the next three points. With splitting forwards, Leicester would have both of their attackers playing in the blindside of Arsenal’s outside centre-backs. By doing so, Tierney could pin James Justin back as well as giving Arsenal more players in advanced areas. The next part of the analysis will answer this question. It was a joy to watch. Leicester City 20 : 45: Arsenal 27/09/20: PRL: Manchester City 17 : 30: Leicester City 03/10/20: PRL: Leicester City 16 : 00: West Ham United 17/10/20: PRL: Leicester City 16 : 00: Aston Villa 24/10/20: PRL: Arsenal ReddIt. Calum Chambers then got a crucial touch to take Ayoze Perez's cross away from Vardy before Maddison's free-kick flicked the top of the net. "Our challenge in the next matches is to recover the points for us and also to in the long term, in 38 matches, little by little get better for our target at the end. scores. Did Leicester deserve the result? Leicester’s diagonal play continued by the centre-back or wing-back sending a diagonal ball to space in between the lines. Mikel Arteta once again lined up his team in 3–4–3, a shape which helped his team to win their previous three matches. The objective behind the flank overload was to free one player before sending a cross inside the box. So, who did Arsenal utilise in their offensive tactics? He subbed out arguably the best Arsenal player in this game for a two-minute cameo. We have had a lot of circumstances they didn't help us to achieve the best performance, the best result. The hosts came closest to opening the scoring four minutes into the second half after fine work from Pereira saw him cross for Wilfred Ndidi, but his 16-yard effort slammed off the crossbar. on. HIGHLIGHTS | Arsenal Academy vs Leicester (2-1) Sweet, Hutchinson with the goals Our under-18s made it four games without defeat in the U-18 Premier League on… 2020-12-10T09:43:46Z ... Arsenal Football Club Highbury House 75 Drayton Park London, N5 1BU. In the process, Arteta would set his team up in a 5–1–3–1-ish shape. The defeat increases the heat on under-fire Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, whose position at the Emirates Stadium has come under intense pressure in recent weeks. They travel to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton; Kick-off 3pm. Report and highlights as Leicester increase the pressure on Unai Emery at Arsenal. 83' Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Pereira (8), Soyuncu (7), Evans (7), Chilwell (7), Ndidi (8), Tielemans (8), Barnes (7), Perez (7), Maddison (9), Vardy (8). Sometimes Leicester also tried to play more directly. After escaping from Leicester’s aggressive press, Arsenal would try to play more directly. Quite often he would send middle centre-back Evans forward and stand in parallel with Ndidi in Leicester’s goal-kicks. Leicester laid down a significant marker in the race to finish in the Premier League's top four by beating Arsenal 2-0 to move nine points ahead of the sixth-placed Gunners. Read about Arsenal v Leicester in the Premier League 2019/20 season, including lineups, stats and live blogs, on the official website of the Premier League. LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Leicester… Arsenal playing at home against Leicester City on Tuesday evening will be a mouthwatering encounter, with both teams locking horns in a bid to solidify their position on the league table. Another feature in Leicester’s diagonal play was by using one of the midfielders. Skip to navigation < > Menu ESPN. Premier League 2019-20. Nketiah was sent off after ‘kicking’ a Leicester player, even before allowing himself to kick the ball. With only five points difference from fifth-placed Manchester United, Arsenal were in a need of a win to climb up in the Premier League and get closer to the European zone. Leicester 2-0 Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers' side move nine points clear of Gunners, FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leicester's win over Arsenal in the Premier League. ... Saturday 9th November 2019. Leicester City Vs Arsenal Match Preview and Injury Updates. And now we have some difference behind Leicester, behind Chelsea but keep moving to take confidence and take our performance we are going to do. He's got a spark and you can see when he's talking there's something about him that not many players possess. To escape from the Filberts’ aggressive pressing game, Arteta deployed an interesting set of tactics. The hosts were dominating the ball, but Arsenal showed they too were a threat in attack as Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette started a sweeping move which included Lucas Torreira, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hector Bellerin before Lacazette curled wide from close range. On the other side, Ceballos’ tally stands at 55.59 completed passes in every 90 league minutes with 87.3% accuracy. It meant that the forward trio would come close and press the three Arsenal centre-backs. Arsenal head coach Unai Emery: "[The aim] now already is to win the next match at home to Southampton and be consistent in the 38 matches. Why Bellerín? Published. Live Coverage of Leicester City vs Arsenal Sunday, November 10, 2019 on MSN Sport Arsenal have now won just one of their last seven matches. On one hand, Leicester has started the season very well and everyone is raving about Rodgers, Vardy and the overall team movement, shape and balance. 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