View from the opposition – Chelsea

View from the opposition – Chelsea

A bit about you:

Name: Shaun Deacon

Current home town:  Leicester

Birthplace: London

How long have you supported your team?  Since 1970

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground:  Peter Osgood statue outside the ground

Favourite match played by your team & why:  Champions League Final against Bayern- of course!

Favourite player of all time who played for your club:  Peter Osgood

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why  

(Dave) César Azpilicueta – we’ve had a mixed season, but he always gives 100% and is committed to the cause.

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Eden Hazard – If he’s on it he’s very hard to stop

Player in our squad you most fear and why?  Vardy – scoring regularly again

Up and coming prospect in your squad?  Chaly Musonda – very skillful!

How do you think you’ll do against us?  I think it will be 3-1 to us

Who do you think will win the FA Cup? Chelsea

General Questions:

Where do you think you'll finish this season? I’m hoping we squeeze in to fourth

What did you think of your summer and winter transfer activity?

We did our business too late and it looked a bit panicky.

Which three teams do you think will be relegated? West Brom, Huddersfield & Palace

Who do you think will win the league? That’s an easy one, Man City.

How do you think you will bounce back from the Barca defeat?  Hopefully this will be a good opportunity to get the Champions League knockout out of our system. If we don’t win today it could end up being a very disappointing season.

Next Up – Chelsea

Next Up – Chelsea – 18 March 2018 – 4.30pm 

Manager       Antonio Conte         Founded       1905 

Ground   Stamford Bridge          Address   Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS   

Capacity      41,631           


1          Argentina        GK        Willy Caballero

2          Germany         DF        Antonio Rüdiger

3          Spain               DF        Marcos Alonso

4          Spain               MF       Cesc Fàbregas

6          England           MF       Danny Drinkwater

7          France             MF       N'Golo Kanté

8          England           MF       Ross Barkley

9          Spain               FW       Álvaro Morata

10        Belgium           MF       Eden Hazard

11        Spain               FW       Pedro

13        Belgium           GK        Thibaut Courtois

14        France             MF       Tiémoué Bakayoko

15        Nigeria            MF       Victor Moses

18        France             FW       Olivier Giroud

21        Italy                 DF        Davide Zappacosta

22        Brazil               MF       Willian

24        England           DF        Gary Cahill (captain)

27        Denmark         DF        Andreas Christensen

28        Spain               DF        César Azpilicueta

30        Brazil               DF        David Luiz

33        Italy                 DF        Emerson

36        United States   MF       Kyle Scott

37        Portugal          GK        Eduardo

44        Wales              MF       Ethan Ampadu

50        England           DF        Trevoh Chalobah

66        England           DF        Dujon Sterling

70        England           FW       Callum Hudson-Odoi 

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A return to form or another false dawn?

West Brom 1 Leicester 4

Report by Kate Thompson

I remember hearing a Leicester supporter on Radio 5 live many years ago, saying that all Leicester supporters had their optimism gene surgically removed at birth!  He wasn’t altogether wrong and supporting this team for so many years makes you wary of looking too far forward. 

I went to this game fearing the worst and this was not dissipated by the indifferent start.  Claude Puel made five changes, two of which I was unconvinced by.  Ben Chilwell is great going forward but surely his first job is as a left back and I’m afraid he was at fault for West Brom’s goal.  In my opinion, Fuchs is a safer bet. 

Gray is undoubtedly talented but he needs to learn that it is a team game and the best option is rarely to have a shot himself unless he is confident that he can score. Simpson was no surprise, likewise Okazaki, and I was pleased to see Iborra come back into the team.  However, I was also pleased last week that Silva played, but sadly he had an indifferent game and was not even in the squad for this game.

When Rondon scored in the 7th minute my heart sank, but this time the outcome was very different.  Having said that, had Schmeichel not acrobatically tipped a goal-bound shot onto the bar before we equalised, we might not have seen what turned out to be a comfortable win. 

The equaliser, described as a thing of beauty, was probably one of the best goals Vardy has scored; Mahrez put a peach of a long pass over his shoulder and without looking at the goal Vardy scored – with his left foot! – into the bottom right-hand corner. 

Like most Leicester fans I imagine, I needed to watch it later on television to appreciate what a remarkable goal it was.  On ‘Match of the day’ on Saturday evening Frank Lampard was eulogising about it and said it was one of the best goals he had ever seen.  And it was scored by little old Leicester!

We managed to go in at half-time without conceding but the second half was totally different.  In the 62nd minute Iheanacho put a delightful pass through to Mahrez who dinked the ball over Foster in the West Brom goal to put us in front. 

The West Brom players’ heads went down although I thought they tried to the end, and it was no surprise when Iheanacho scored himself in the 76th minute.  The rout was completed by Iborra scoring in added time. 

It was interesting that the last two goals were headers and it was refreshing to have two tall players who could make the most of the numerous crosses, especially from Albrighton (on as sub for Gray in the 67th minute).

OK, West Brom looked a beaten side long before the end, but how many times have we seen teams in a similar situation frustrate the Leicester players?  Most of them came out of the game with credit, although Okazaki had a disappointing return and it was no surprise when he was replaced by Iheanacho in the 60th minute.

The final substitution was Diabete for Mahrez in the 88th minute, perhaps because the latter had picked up a yellow card (as had Vardy and Ndidi).  My hope is that this display will give them confidence to win against our nemesis Chelsea next Sunday and progress to the semi final of the FA Cup.

Leicester:  Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez, Gray, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Jakupović, Dragović, Fuchs, James, Diabaté, Albrighton, Iheanacho

The views expressed in this report are the opinions of the Trust member nominated to file the report only and do not represent the views of the Foxes Trust organisation

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View from the Baggies

View from the Baggies

Name: Helen Allport

Current home town:  Great Wyrley    Birthplace: Walsall

How long have you supported your team?  As long as I can remember!

Overview of your club:Favourite thing about your home ground: The seat next to me which is kept free in memory of my dear friend and legend Les James aged 91. His scarf and cap are on his seat every game.

Favourite match played by your team & why:  Still the great escape of 2005! Because we never believed it could happen we just hope it will happen again this season.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Super Bob Taylor he was so swift on the ball

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Craig Dawson. He is all over the pitch so versatile. Works so hard.

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Unfortunately our squad are poor this season as we see from results.  We don't have anyone who is consistent which is our problem.

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Got to be the Vardy monster ! Hope he has an off day!

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Sam Field a home grown young talent has done well when he's played. 

How do you think you do against us? We have to win no question about it. With no goal scorers it is so hard. 

General Questions:

Where do you think you will finish this season? Hopefully we stay up to fight another season in the premier league but can't see it to be honest.  So disappointing.

What did you think to your transfer activity over the season? Absolutely awful. No good signings and as far as sturridge is concerned he's played one game and 3 mins for his £120k per week! 

Which three teams do you think will be relegated? I got this right last season !!!!! so stoke  (hopefully) palace as I can't stand that ground and Southampton.

Who do you think will win the league? The real team of Manchester. …..City

Any other comments? Well done Matt Davis on keeping this view feature going.

Up Next – West Brom

Up Next – West Brom 10th March 2018

Manager      Alan Pardew 

Founded       1878             Ground         The Hawthorns

Address       Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF

Capacity        26,688       


1              England                                                GK          Ben Foster

2              Cameroon                                            DF           Allan Nyom

3              England                                                DF           Kieran Gibbs

4              Wales                                                   FW         Hal Robson-Kanu

5              Argentina                                              MF         Claudio Yacob

6              Northern Ireland                                   DF           Jonny Evans (captain)

7              Scotland                                               MF         James Morrison

8              England                                                MF         Jake Livermore

9              Venezuela                                            FW         Salomón Rondón

10           Scotland                                                MF         Matt Phillips

11           Northern Ireland                                    MF         Chris Brunt

13           Wales                                                    GK          Boaz Myhill

14           Republic of Ireland                                MF         James McClean

15           England                                                FW         Daniel Sturridge (on loan from Liverpool)

16           Egypt                                                    DF           Ali Gabr (on loan from Zamalek)

17           Scotland                                               MF         Oliver Burke

18           England                                                MF         Gareth Barry

19           England                                                FW         Jay Rodriguez

20           Poland                                                  MF         Grzegorz Krychowiak (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)

22           Belgium                                                MF         Nacer Chadli

23           Northern Ireland                                   DF           Gareth McAuley

25           England                                                DF           Craig Dawson

26           Egypt                                                    DF           Ahmed Hegazi

28           England                                                MF         Sam Field

34           England                                                MF         Rekeem Harper

40           England                                                GK          Alex Palmer

45           England                                                FW         Jonathan Leko

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