Three things we learnt from Leicester's 0-0 draw with Southampton
It was a meeting of two well organised sides on Sunday as Leicester and Southampton played out a 0-0 draw. Although it wasn’t the best match to watch, there were positives to take for both sides.
Leicester managed to keep a clean sheet after their disastrous defensive performance against Manchester United last weekend, while Southampton extended their run without conceding a goal.
Neither side have hit top form yet, but they both look to be good sides and should be competing in the top half this season.
Here are three things that we learned from the match this weekend:
Southampton are going to be a good team once again
This summer, Southampton once again lost key players and a manager, creating doubts about the quality they possessed. Although nobody tipped them for relegation, not many saw them as a side capable of challenging in the top half. Koeman is an excellent manager and his replacement wasn’t well known in this country. Claude Puel did an excellent job with Nice in France, but it is hugely different managing in the Premier League as it is much more competitive.
After an initial wobble, Southampton have emerged as a team that are difficult to beat, with their defence conceding few clear-cut chances. Virgil van Dijk and Jose Fonte have been two of the best defenders in the league for the last 12 months, forming a formidable partnership in the process. Their attack still has issues, as they have scored just seven goals in their seven matches. However, that can be worked on and if they become more threatening, there is no reason why they can’t finish in the top eight once more.
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