Leicester have been struggling to translate their Champions League form to the Premier League and that continued on Sunday as they lost at home to West Brom. It was the Foxes first home defeat since September 2015 and it will be a wake-up call for the players. The visitors gave a classic Tony Pulis performance and battled their way to a crucial three points. It was a good win for the Baggies after a difficult couple of weeks. Here are three things that we learnt…
Leicester need to wake up
It is hard to know why Leicester are struggling this season. They are just two points above the relegation zone and it is not impossible that we could witness a nightmare sequel to the dream title win if Leicester aren’t careful. Sides are now motivated to face the defending champions, which provides a new challenge for Claudio Ranieri. Teams are letting Leicester have the ball and they aren’t as good when they are dominating the play. Also the departure of Ngolo Kante has left a gaping hole in the midfield and it is evident in the transition phase.
Leicester haven’t been helped by the poor form of their two talisman, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Neither have come close to replicating the form of last season as they are now known quantities and marked out of matches. For them to be considered great players and not ‘one-season-wonders’, they must improve in the coming weeks. If not, they will struggle to stay at the very top of the game.