Claudio Ranieri is changing his team too often
It has been a difficult season for the Italian as his side have gone from winning nearly every week to struggling at the bottom of the table. Although this would be a sackable offence at most clubs, this is Leicester City and it would be ludicrous if they were to part ways with Ranieri, despite their problems this season. That said, he is flirting with danger and his team selections in recent weeks haven’t helped the team improve on the pitch.
He opted for a 4-4-2 diamond this afternoon, playing with Nampalys Mendy, Danny Drinkwater and Wilfred Ndidi in the middle of the park. His plan would have been to overpower Southampton in those areas and playing counter-attacking football utilising the pace of Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray in attack. It wasn’t the worst idea, but it was clear from the opening stages of the game that his players weren’t used to the system and there was a lot of space for the Southampton players to exploit. After the match, Ranieri acknowledged his mistake and stated that he will move back to the systems that his players are familiar with.