The result here underlines the regression of the Foxes from a side who narrowly missed out on the top four to one mediocre mid table team. So many things have gone wrong at Leicester and so many things have gone right at Tottenham since Antonio Conte arrived. The thing that has gone wrong the most for the Foxes is their defense. They have gone from a side who are a shoe in for the win when they take the lead to one that can barely keep a lead for a few minutes. The absence of Jonny Evans aggravated the issue in recent games. Check out Choudhury for Leicester in the play leading up to Begwijn’s second goal. Two defenders playing too wide from each other allowing the Dutchman to take on Soyuncu and win the race of pace. If Choudhury had kept running towards the left post , he would have been in the position to clear the ball. Yes there is no Fafana or James Justin for them but the basics were not done in defense here. On the contrary, Spurs’ attack was awesome. Kane has at last woken up from his off season slumber and is looking like his old self. The goal capped off a good showing. Watch the goal. Kane is great at placing himself well in places where he can hurt you the most even if he lacks the pace.

On the positive side for Leicester , they no longer rely too much on Jamie Vardy. Patson Daka has been a welcome addition to the team so the question really is whether to partner him with Vardy or to play him upfront on his won. The later seems to work better than the former. Brendan Rodgers has evolved his philosophy from a passing possession based one to a counter attacking one. The fault comes from playing counterattacking soccer against teams that are sitting back and absorbing pressure. It only invites them to get at you as has often happened to Leicester against the smaller sides in the league. Conte loves his full backs to get high up the pitch which has worked for him at Inter and Chelsea. Just look at who was the highest up player in Bergwijn’s first goal. Matt Doherty who is not known particularly for his overlaps. Where to for Leicester? Well a respectable finish in the league should be their aim although European soccer next season is a stretch. That should come with the injured players regaining their health quickly. Spurs will look for more of the same as they close in on the top 4. They are proving you don’t necessarily need to play well to get a result which is what can win you championships.

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