Despite a quality transfer campaign, Leicester are regressing. 12th place, coupled with unstable results and a weak performance in the Europa League, is making itself felt. The Foxes had enough for a winning streak of four games before they went down again. First, there was the home defeat to Arsenal (0-2), then the curious draw with Spartak (1-1) at home, and the draw with Leeds (1-1), who are troubled by injuries. And Leeds dominated at home and were closer to victory. The fact is that Leicester were also plagued by injuries: Thielemans, Fofana, Justin, and Bertrand. The absence of the former is the most tangible.
Despite a 1-1 draw with Burnley last round, Chelsea retained their first place, taking 25 shots towards the Clarets’ goal with 70% possession. Before that, the Blues experienced problems against Malmö, scoring just one goal, which was enough to win. There were 22 shots, 11 of them on target and 73% possession. And it was only 1-0. Tuchel’s attack seems to be getting out of hand in the absence of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. Although Chelsea previously thrashed Norwich (7-0) and Newcastle (3-0). Let’s see how Thomas Tuchel deals with the new attacks. Meanwhile, the gap to Liverpool is now three points.