Leicester City produced an impressive second half performance at Stamford Bridge yesterday and were perhaps a shade unlucky to come away with only point to show for it.
Wilfred Ndidi’s equaliser cancelled out Mason Mount’s goal – which came from a mistake by the Nigeria international in trying to play out from the back – to earn a 1-1 draw.
But on another day, Leicester would have taken all three points, with the impressive James Maddison missing a sitter in the second half.
Also, Jamie Vardy kept springing in behind the defensive line but the pass did not come often enough, with Maddison and Youri Tielemans the worst culprits in terms of holding onto the ball for too long.
That’s perhaps the main criticism of Leicester in that second half – they didn’t make enough chances for Vardy given all the possession they had – and that’s something the fans acknowledged on Twitter after the match.
The £140,000-a-week (Spotrac) star is still yet to score this season but the supporters feel that his season is about to spark into life, as soon as his team-mates find his runs in behind more regularly.
— Tim Roberts (@TimCRoberts) August 18, 2019
You made a lot of great runs just weren’t gettin the service today. I love how you stay positive even when you don’t get it. Keep it up!
— Jimmy Banks (@JimmyBa10588119) August 18, 2019
— Phil Berridge (@philbez13) August 18, 2019
Leicester city legend👍 Top man, Next game Sheff Utd away. 3pts Jamie Vardy double⚽️😁👍
— Dean David sanders (@DeanDavidsande1) August 18, 2019
Hatrick at Bramall Lane next week Jamie 😉
— MarcusJamesTurner28 🇹🇭 (@MarcusLCFC91) August 18, 2019
You were just unlucky.
— Tuka Letura (@TukaLetura) August 18, 2019
Great runs today you just lack the service from your team mates. 💙🦊
— Jonathan (@Jonathan_bc) August 18, 2019
Keep plugging away Jamie and the goals will come. Fantastic team spirit today
— Jon Knighton (@Jon_Knighton) August 18, 2019
Patience is required teams saw how well you guys were playing when the new gaffer came in and are simply counteracting that as they fear you more.
— Right into the mixer (@Sirisafromqaylo) August 18, 2019
If the final service was better we may have come home with all 3 points. Good game at a tough ground against a team with a purpose.
— Paul Mason (@pmason052580) August 18, 2019