Tottenham beat Leicester with a thrashing 6-2 scoreline on the home ground on Saturday.
They have remained undefeated in this Premier League season and currently hold 2nd spot on the table.
In this high-scoring fixture, Antonio Conte made significant changes in his starting line-up.
Tottenham Hotspur News: Formation
Conte introduced his preferred 3-4-3 formation, where Kane was the sole striker upfront. Richarlison and Kulusveski started from the wing. Son came from the bench.
On the other side, Rodgers set his Leicester squad up with a 4-2-3-1 formation where Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, and Barnes were assisting the striker Patson.
In the first few minutes, Davidson Sanchez fouled Justin inside the penalty box. That gave a penalty against the Spurs. Though Tielemans was not able to convert it into a goal, he did not miss the second chance, after the first penalty was ruled out because of Lloris’s error.
But Kane equalised in a few minutes by heading Ben Davies’ cross. Eric Dier also celebrated his England recall by scoring from a corner in the 21st minute. Before the end of halftime, Maddison made the scoreline 2-2 with a goal in the 41st minute.
In the second half, Spurs dominated the game, as Bentancur scored in the 47th minute. There was not much difference between the two teams, but everything changed when Sonny came in. From the 73rd to 86th minute, Son the South Korean international tore apart Leicester’s defense.
In the end, Son won the match ball with his late hat trick from the bench.
Leicester dominated the game in possession by taking 57 percent of the ball control. But their attack and defense were miserable, as they just managed 7 shots on target out of 19 shots.
On the other side, Conte’s tactics were based on the counter-attack. They just had 43 percent of the possession but won the game easily. They were too clinical with 11 shots on target out of 16 shots.
Tottenham Hotspur News: Both Manager’s Reaction
In the post-match interview, Conte spoke about dropping some of his regular players: “It’s important to understand that when you play a lot of games in a row, players can be tired physically and mentally.” The manager also told that in the upcoming busy fixtures “other players will be involved” in his starting line-up.
Leicester is now at the bottom of the league with just a single point, and Rodgers addressed the fact by saying “you have to win games”.
The Premier League fixture will resume after the international break. Tottenham’s next game is against Arsenal for the North London derby on October 1.
Leicester is still looking for the first win of this season and will host Nottingham Forest on 3rd October.