Dominic Wells (@DominicWells_SJ )

Dominic Wells

Bio Sports Journalist. Data Analytics enthusiast. NTU Graduate. Tweet mainly about LCFC. Contributor for @FoxesofLCFC & @TopBinsTalk.
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iPhone : Given the injuries, it shows good depth to see Barnes, Praet, Iheanacho, & Mendy come off the bench.

That’s four players of real quality, able to impact the game without starting. Well measured management from Rodgers.

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iPhone : Rodgers added CM’s (Praet/Mendy) to combat this, but it didn’t do the job. Praet functioned as a RW, to allow #LCFC to remain the 3-4-3 shape.

Arguably, a shift to a 4-1-2-1-2(narrow), pack the midfield - stop progression & use it in transition, could’ve worked better.

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iPhone : You can attest a lot of this to the pitch, which was extremely poor.

AEK are used to playing on the surface, so found ball-playing more comfortable in comparison to #LCFC.

Rodgers highlighted this in his post-match interview, but didn’t want it to be an excuse.

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iPhone : Second-half was fairly poor from #LCFC. Conceding early in a half always shifts the momentum of the fixture, and that was definitely present today. Considering the qualities in midfield, AEK won all the second-balls & played through the middle with relative ease.

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iPhone : Morgan is also great in the air, just like Fofana, he rarely pushes out of the defensive line to meet a forward - which gives Fofana the freedom to do so.

I think the relationship between himself & Kasper is great, an under-appreciated asset in a CB-GK combination.

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iPhone : The back three that played the first-half were superb.

Morgan is so consistent, he very rarely puts a foot wrong, regardless of how frequently he’s playing. I think the mesh of defending styles is working well with Fofana - reserved/composed vs aggressive.

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iPhone : A quiet evening for Vardy, but he was brilliant in the moments. His pass for Under’s chance in the first-half was exceptional.

Vardy is arguably the best player in the world at winning penalties, the manipulation of his body to receive a challenge is incredible.

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iPhone : Maddison was also good. AEK couldn’t deal with his ball-playing, instead they just fouled him, repeatedly.

I’m still unsure of his role as a winger, as he will always drift into the n.10 role, so it does remove an outlet on the wing he’s supposed to operate on.

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iPhone : Ünder was good. His movement in the first-half wasn’t great, he struggled to read the movements of Albrighton (RWB) & would find himself deeper than Marc.

Once he figured out the freedom in the half-space he was better - very unlucky with the effort in the second-half.

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iPhone : I think we saw how much better Fuchs is as a LCB, in comparison to Justin (with Thomas at LWB). The right-flank looked exploitable during the second-half, with a lot of the attacking play coming down that side. However, it’s nice to see youth players brought through.

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iPhone : He saw a lot of possession & was composed, albeit playing simple. His deceitfully quick, and this helps in recovery, it was also nice to see him dispatch his chance - which wasn’t easy.

A peripheral player who proved good worth with his performance today.

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iPhone : I was impressed with how Choudhury played in the double pivot - unsurprisingly, given his energy in the middle.

As a DM, he’s got to be aware of his positional discipline, this remains a key factor in the pivot, but it’s not as instrumental.

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iPhone : AEK were good at dragging #LCFC’s midfielders out of position. One of their forwards would drop, create a 2-vs-1 in the centre & progress the ball.

There wasn’t a great solution to this, Rodgers even played four CM’s to neutralise it in the second-half.

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iPhone : A 3-4-3 from #LCFC, with Albrighton/Justin playing as the wing-backs.

A front three of Maddison-Vardy-Under is exciting. I anticipate it will play with Under alongside Vardy and Maddison dropping into an AM role.

Curious to see how Choudhury does in a double pivot.

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Twitter Web App : Spencer fearlessfoxes Sorry, Spencer! I'd feel confident about tonight's game, they're a good side, but I'd suggest Zorya are a better team than AEK. If Leicester plays their game, it should be an enjoyable watch.

Besides, a test in the #UEL is to be expected, it's why we wanted to play in Europe.

Twitter Web App : I anticipate a few of the starting XI to get a rest this evening, and rightly so. However, Rodgers needs to get the balance of peripheral players correct - as it will take a good level of quality to break down this AEK side.

I'm hoping one of Maddison/Tielemans starts.

Twitter Web App : For this reason, I hope #LCFC start one of Vardy/Barnes/Under, to utilise the space available to them.

All three possess pace & attacking movement behind the defensive line that could exploit AEK - as long as the passing from midfield is good enough (either Tielemans/Maddison).

Twitter Web App : If AEK plays an expansive style of football, that Carrera wants his side to play, then #LCFC could be in for a good evening, as stylistically, this should enable a lot of turnovers in the Foxes favour, resulting in frequent attacks/counters (utilising the pace of the forwards).