The Foxes stole a point from Bournemouth in a goalless affair on Saturday. In the previous matches it felt as if Leicester City was unlucky to come away without a point against the stiffest competition the Premier League has to offer, but this match against the struggling Cherries was the opposite.
A poor outing from the City players means it will be harder to take positives but I’ll try to do just that:
Christian Fuchs: The Austrian regained his spot in the side after an injury had briefly opened the window for Ben Chilwell. With the midfield overrun right from the start the onus was on the defense to keep our hopes alive and Fuchs obliged. He chipped in with a game-high 11 clearances to go along with three interceptions and two tackles.
Wes Morgan: Captain Morgan is all the way back to his usual dependable self after a slow start to the season. He put in six clearances and two tackles and marshaled the Leicester backline with authority, as well as positioning himself well throughout the match.
Andy King: Poor sweet Andy King. Any criticism of him feels wrong, especially when it comes so close to the tenth anniversary of his debut for the club. Still, it is my completely made-up duty to give fair reports and the Welshman was a non-factor in both attack and defense. Bournemouth tore through the midfield with relative ease thanks in part to his lack of a contribution. He was substituted at the half with just 23 touches to his name.
Marc Albrighton: Another nondescript outing from the winger. He was substituted for Riyad Mahrez in the 74th minute having completed just 60 percent of his passes (only 20 in total). He was also accurate on just one of his six crosses - a usual specialty of his. At the moment, Albrighton is having trouble regaining the form he put together at the end of last season.
Logic: This much should be clear by now, but this team makes no sense at all. Not in a personnel sense, but in the sense that our results are often illogical. We’ve genuinely impressed against top-sides like Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal, only to come away with zero points from these fixtures. Mixed in with those results are two fortunate draws against weaker opposition in Huddersfield and Bournemouth. Though I suppose complaining about the unpredictability of the team that shocked the world with the most surprising Premier League title of all time is unwise.