Are the Foxes faltering?

Leicester City enjoyed their second goalless draw against Wolves this season on Friday

By James Wynn

Leicester City’s 0-0 draw against Wolves on Friday night meant the Foxes have only picked up one win in their last five Premier League games, a 4-1 win at the King Power Stadium against West Ham.

Having looked like title contenders in November and December, Brendan Rodgers’ side will now look to consolidate their top four place. But what are the reasons for this change?

An analysis of shots, possession and corners in Leicester’s best run of results, in November, and their 0-0 at Molineux on Friday

Firstly, Leicester are averaging fewer shots in their poor run of form. In their three wins in November, against Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Brighton, the Foxes averaged 17.3 shots.

Whereas in their two games in February, draws against Chelsea and Wolves, they have averaged 11.5 shots per game. Evidently, this proves a problem for Leicester, who will look to rectify this as soon as possible.

Strangely, against Wolves, Leicester had a lot more possession than they did in their winning run. There are explanations for this, namely that their opposition enjoy playing on the counter attack, and therefore are without the ball most of the time, like Leicester in their title winning season in 2015-16.

This stat proves to be a bit of an anomaly, with the Foxes enjoying much more of the ball than their opposition but creating very few goalscoring opportunities.

The stats show the Foxes are creating fewer opportunities than they did in their good run of form in October and November, which is when they propelled themselves into the Champions League places, a position they look certain to keep. However, if Leicester have any plans of finishing above Manchester City, they will need to convert their recent draws into wins in the future.

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