The 2020/21 season finally comes to an end in the midst of coronavirus pandemic after series of delayed fixtures, demands on more substitutions head injuries leading to further study on concussion for the sake of players’ welfare and many more issues in between. Some has been resolved, yet some others are still dangling. Leicester’s hope to play in Champions League this season is one of the latter kind. Despite winning their first FA Cup title last week and impressive form previously, including a stunning win over Manchester United on the road does not guarantee their dream to seal one ticket in UCL. This final match against Spurs is their one last shot to make it true, plus hopes Their contenders above them stumble.
The teams’ previous matches
Leicester did not succeed in keeping their positive form against Chelsea in FA Cup previously. Last weekend, they were beaten 1-2 by The Blues. The German international Antonio Rudinger bagged an opener followed by Jorginho’s penalty. Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal was eventually a lifeline before the final whistle was blown.
Their counterpart, Tottenham also suffered a loss while playing host to Aston Villa in a similar identical score, 1-2. They already took the lead through Steven Bergwijn’s strike but Sergio Reguilon’s own goal plus another blunder led to Ollie Watkins’ winning goal dented their chance to play in the higher competition than Europa League next season.
Brendan Rodgers is still in favour of 3-4-1-2 with Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy upfront while James Maddison or Ayoze Perez is featuring behind them. Several key figures on the sideline are James Justin, Cengiz Under, Harvey Barnes and Johnny Evans.
Meanwhile, Ryan Mason needs to try different formation if he wants to impress the board for his own future. The 4-1-3-2 formation could be considered by featuring Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as the front duo, while Gareth Bale could be deployed on the left flank and Lucas Moura on the right one. Giovanni Lo Celso could operate in the middle by occupying the midfielder centre as well as the anchorman while Harry Winks or Eric Dier will be deployed as the defensive midfielder in front of the back four led by Toby Alderweireld. The Belgium international shall be accompanied by Davison Sanchez in the middle plus Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier as wing backs. The two
Players to watch
The Foxes’ main scorer lately is the Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho. The former Manchester City man has bagged twelve goals and made two assists in Premier League, only one goal behind from Vardy. Another possible key figure to watch here is the Belgian international Youri Tielemans. He has scored six goals and four assists.
The skipper Harry Kane is still one the best in EPL this season. He has netted 22 goals and provided 13 assists this season. His Korean teammate, Son Heung-min has been quite deadly to upfront scoring 17 goals and contributing ten assists. Another notable name to watch is Gareth Bale.
Leicester vs Tottenham Prediction
Both sides will be striving to capitalise their own target, the Foxes for Champions League and Spurs for better position on the table. The clash is seemingly quite tough for Jamie Vardy and Co to secure a win. Yet, Leicester could clinch three points here unless Ryan Mason’s side prepares a stunning tactical approach.