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Leicester City

Preview | May 22

Leicester City-Southampton

Can Southampton stop Jamie Vardy?

The season comes to a close. Leicester hope to extend their streak of two straight Premier League victories at home against Southampton. The Foxes won't take their opponent for granted, as the last fixture between these sides ended in a 2-2 draw. A wider lens on this matchup paints a prettier picture for Leicester, who have secured at least a point in twenty-three of their last thirty-one Premier League matches against Saints.

Leicester | WWLLD | 9th | Top Scorer: J. Vardy (14)

Leicester come in having recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in recent form. They hold a mid-table position of 9th. The Foxes have recorded a season average 52.7% possession (5th in the league) while taking 11.7 shots per match. Advanced metrics evaluate their average xG (expected goals) at 1.4 this year. Youri Tielemans has been their top tackler this season with 38 tackles won (28th in the EPL).

Southampton | LLLDL | 15th | Top Scorer: J. Ward-Prowse (9)

Southampton come in looking for a boost of confidence after a paltry 1 point over their last 5 matches. Goals have been a luxury as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) over the last 5 matches of 0.7 is 42% less than their season average. They may count on Mohammed Salisu for his defense, he currently leads the team with 45 tackles won (12th in the EPL). They'll look to James Ward-Prowse to lead their attack. He's led them with 52 total shots taken this season (36th in the EPL).

Leicester-Southampton Prediction: 3-1

Leicester's forward line should have some fun here, it looks unlikely they'll be matched by Southampton's but we'll soon see.

Did you know? Southampton have recorded 3 wins, 9 losses, and 6 draws on the road this season.

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Report | May 22

Leicester City

4 - 1

Southampton

James Maddison 49 James Ward-Prowse 79 [PK]
Jamie Vardy 74
Ayoze Pérez 81, 90

Ayoze Pérez stars in Leicester win.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. James Maddison netted the first goal of the match for Leicester in the 49th minute. Following the initial score, Leicester proceeded to add on 3 more goals, compared to Southampton's 1 as Leicester took the three points.

The Overview

    • It was an even battle for possession (51% vs 49%), and in terms of shots, the Foxes registered 12, coming up strong when compared to Saints 7 shots.
    • The Foxes' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

James Maddison continually probed down the flank, getting 5 crosses into the box. While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Foxes had a slight advantage, clocking up 449 completed passes to Saints' 427.

Leicester just miss out on Europe, finishing in 8th. Meanwhile, Southampton were looking over their shoulder at the end of the season but finished safely in 15th.

Top Performers

Ayoze PérezJames Maddison
2 goals scoredAssisted 1 goal
Completed 6 passes (15th on their team)5 crosses (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Ayoze PérezJames Maddison
2 goals scoredAssisted 1 goal
Completed 6 passes (15th on their team)5 crosses (1st in the game)

That's a wrap for another season of Premier League action until the 2022/23 season kicks off on August 6.

Report | May 19

Chelsea

1 - 1

Leicester City

Marcos Alonso 34 James Maddison 6

Leicester cling on for draw with Chelsea.

Leicester had a great start in this one with an early James Maddison goal. Chelsea responded well, equalising through Marcos Alonso after 34 minutes, and that's how it finished.

The Overview

    • It may have ended in a draw but the Blues might consider themselves unlucky as they had 68% possession in the game.
    • The Blues managed a massive 18 shots more than their opponents.

The Details

Hakim Ziyech posed a threat out wide all game, registering 12 crosses while N'Golo Kanté was a frequent offender, committing 5 fouls. For Leicester, it was a frustrating game for Jamie Vardy, who only registered 11 touches of the ball. Despite the loss, the Blues were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 379 more passes than the Foxes.

Chelsea's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Leicester's run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

Hakim ZiyechJames Maddison
Blocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)1 goal scored
Took 7 shots (17th in the Premier League)2 tackles won (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Hakim ZiyechJames Maddison
Blocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)1 goal scored
Took 7 shots (17th in the Premier League)2 tackles won (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 22nd. Chelsea meet a struggling Watford, while Leicester meet Southampton at the King Power Stadium. Can the Blues do better next time? Will the Foxes continue to climb the table?

Report | May 15

Watford

1 - 5

Leicester City

João Pedro 6 James Maddison 18
Jamie Vardy 22, 70
Harvey Barnes 46, 86

Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes star in Leicester win.

João Pedro began the scoring for Watford in the 6th minute. After the first goal, Leicester responded in a big way, with a 5-goal barrage. Watford couldn't muster another beyond that initial score, as Leicester took the dominant win.

The Overview

    • Winner of the possession game were the Foxes with 60%, they had it in the right areas too, getting away 13 shots.
    • Despite the loss, the Hornets had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
    • The Foxes' accuracy paid off well, 54% of their shots were on target.

The Details

James Maddison continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. The Foxes won the passing game, clocking up 525 completed passes to the Hornets' 350.

Watford's mixed form continues. Meanwhile, Leicester make it back-to-back wins and rise up the table.

Top Performers

Harvey BarnesJames Maddison
2 goals scoredAssisted 2 goals
Assisted 1 goalDrew 3 fouls (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Harvey BarnesJames Maddison
2 goals scoredAssisted 2 goals
Assisted 1 goalDrew 3 fouls (1st in the game)

Next up, Watford face the challenge of Chelsea on Sunday, May 22nd. While Leicester take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, May 19th. Can the Hornets improve their form? Will the Foxes make it three wins in a row?

Report | May 11

Leicester City

3 - 0

Norwich City

Jamie Vardy 54, 62
James Maddison 70

Jamie Vardy stars in Leicester win.

Jamie Vardy scored the match's first goal for Leicester in the 54th minute after being found by Harvey Barnes. Vardy then extended the lead in the 62nd minute, and James Maddison put on the finishing touches with a third score in the 70th minute to get them the win.

The Overview

    • The Foxes converted lots of possession (65%) into lots of chances, with 20 shots at goal, which is 7 shots over the league average.
    • The Canaries didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 9 total shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Foxes had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 40%.
    • It was a good-natured game with no players picking up a yellow card.

The Details

Kiernan Dewsbury Hall posed a threat out wide all game, registering eight crosses. In support of the win, the Foxes moved the ball about nicely, completing 277 more passes than their opponents.

Leicester get back to winning ways and rise up the table. Meanwhile, Norwich's woeful losing run continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 19th in the table.

Top Performers

Jamie VardyJames Maddison
Had 4 shots on target (9th in the Premier League)Drew 3 fouls (1st in the game)
2 goals scored1 goal scored

Top Performers

Jamie VardyJames Maddison
Had 4 shots on target (9th in the Premier League)Drew 3 fouls (1st in the game)
2 goals scored1 goal scored

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 15th. Leicester meet Watford at the King Power Stadium, while Norwich meet Wolverhampton at Carrow Road. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Foxes? Will the Canaries halt their terrible form?

Report | May 8

Leicester City

1 - 2

Everton

Patson Daka 11 Vitalii Mykolenko 6
Mason Holgate 30

Everton take three points away from Leicester. 

Vitalii Mykolenko put Everton into the lead in the 6th minute after a set up by Alex Iwobi. Leicester responded well and were rewarded when Patson Daka grabbed the equalizer in the 11th minute. With the game tied, Mason Holgate netted in the 30th minute and the Everton hung on for the whole second half to secure the win.

The Overview

    • With what little of the ball the Toffees had (34%), they were creative with it, generating 4 attempts at goal.
    • Going forward the Foxes looked dangerous, amassing 16 shots in total.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Toffees had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 40%.
    • Leicester lacked discipline picking up three yellow cards in the game. Wesley Fofana, Nampalys Mendy and Daniel Amartey all ended up in the referee's book.

The Details

For Leicester, Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury Hall did their best to create opportunities, but their 9 crosses each weren't enough to affect the outcome. In spite of the loss, the Foxes moved the ball about nicely, completing 294 more passes than their opponents.

Leicester hope this isn't the start of a losing streak. Meanwhile, Everton make it back-to-back wins and move up the table.

Top Performers

Jordan PickfordPatson Daka
Allowed 1 goal1 goal scored
Saved 7 shotsTook 3 shots (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Wednesday, May 11th. Leicester take on Norwich at the King Power Stadium, while Everton have a bottom of the table clash with Watford. Can the Foxes get out of this rough patch? Will the Toffees make it three wins in a row?

Report | May 1

Tottenham Hotspur

3 - 1

Leicester City

Harry Kane 22 Kelechi Iheanacho 90
Son Heungmin 60, 79

Son Heungmin stars in Tottenham win. 

Harry Kane netted the first goal of the match for Tottenham in the 22nd minute after being found by Son Heungmin. Son Heungmin then doubled the lead with a goal in the 60th minute. Tottenham tacked on a third goal before Leicester finally got on the scoresheet with a Kelechi Iheanacho goal, and that was the final as Tottenham took the win.

The Overview

    • With what little of the ball the Spurs had (39%), they were creative with it, generating 7 attempts at goal.
    • The Foxes had their chances, 6 shots were not enough.
    • The Spurs' accuracy paid off well, 54% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Son Heungmin posed a threat out wide all game, registering nine crosses. In spite of the loss, the Foxes moved the ball about nicely, completing 224 more passes than their opponents.

Tottenham get back in the win column and move up the table. Meanwhile, Leicester City's search for a win goes on.

Top Performers

Son HeungminHarry Kane
2 goals scoredHad 3 shots on target (1st in the game)
Had 3 shots on target (1st in the game)Took 4 shots (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Son HeungminHarry Kane
2 goals scoredHad 3 shots on target (1st in the game)
Had 3 shots on target (1st in the game)Took 4 shots (1st in the game)

Next up, Tottenham have a crucial game against Liverpool on Saturday, May 7th. While Leicester City take on Everton at King Power Stadium on Sunday, May 8th. Can the Spurs win again? Will the Foxes put this disappointment behind them?