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Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City: 5 Talking Points & Tactical Analysis | Premier League 2018-19

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23 Dec 2018, 08:00 IST

#2 A summary of Leicester City's first half

Vardy was a mere passenger
Vardy was a mere passenger

Leicester City were set up highly defensively, with a 4-5-1 or a 4-4-1-1 shape. Most of the defenders played deeper than usual. In front of them stood a mobile, lively midfield that hunted in a pack more often than not.

Although the Foxes only saw 20% of the ball, they were extremely well-organised. They cleared their lines, spotted the final ball and made vital interceptions and challenges. Only once was Schmeichel beaten, when Hazard struck the frame of the goal.

Attacking-wise, the visitors hardly mustered an effort on goal until the half an hour mark. Vardy, who broke the deadlock, was more isolated than anybody else. As a result, he cut a frustrated figure.

Wilfred Ndidi registered the first shot on target when in the 41st minute, he wrapped his foot around the ball from about 25 yards out and forced an excellent save from Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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