Gameweek six of the Premier League saw Tottenham Hotspur travel to the King Power Stadium and take on Leicester City. The home side were hoping to bounce back after an uninspiring loss at Old Trafford against Manchester United. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, ran riot against Crystal Palace last weekend, only for them to fail to get the three points in the Champions League, against Greek club Olympiacos. Both teams really needed to get back on track with a win.
Since the middle of last season, fans and pundits alike have been predicting whether a team can break into the ‘top six’ and if so, which club? Manchester United and Arsenal particularly have had valid questions being asked about their quality and sustainability, and most feel that if there would be a side to beat them into a European spot, it would be the Foxes. While it is yet to be seen if the typical teams in the ‘top six’ will drop down in the table, it was important for Leicester City to take as many points off the top teams as possible, which is precisely what they did. A 2-1 home victory for them sealed the deal in getting all three points, putting them in third place with 11 points. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, suffered another away defeat, having not been able to win away from home since January with a nervy 1-2 over Fulham. This tactical analysis will look at both teams tactics, and using analysis, will be able to see where Leicester City were able to get an advantage.
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