Analysis – Four things learned Leicester 0-1 Newcastle United

Rodgers given a reminder

Leicester City v Newcastle United - Premier League
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers will have been thinking that the Premier League was rather easy.

It had been a couple of years since he’d been in the division and his start to life at Leicester suggested his return would be a glorious one.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MAY 01: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea speaks to the media during a Chelsea press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt on May 02 2019 at Commerzbank-Arena on May 01, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)

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Maurizio Sarri may have led Chelsea to a top-four finish, Carabao Cup fin and Europa League final but his job remains far from safe.

They headed into this game as heavy favourites but were nowhere near being the better team. Newcastle, the underdogs, controlled the game courtesy of Rafa Benitez’s tactics.

The 1-0 defeat was a reminder for Rodgers that unlike in Scotland, there are no easy games in the Premier League.


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