In the Premier League’s opening five games Leicester City netted a total of nine goals, including the incredible five that they put past Manchester United.
But since then the figures have reversed with the club scoring just five in their following nine matches which also saw the team fail to score for five straight games.
This poor run has seen the club drop to the foot of the table and become increasingly reliant on the man that started the season off with a bang, Leonardo Ulloa.
By Russell Cane – @FFStrategist
Ulloa netted five goals in his opening five games and in the process was labelled as an astute acquisition by many. Leicester’s record signing from Brighton & Hove Albion became an instant hit at the King Power stadium and the £8million Leicester paid for the Argentine, at the time, appeared money well spent.
So what has gone wrong and why have his goals dried up all of a sudden?
Our friends at Opta powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken a closer look at Ulloa’s stats and analysed how his first five games have compared to his following nine games and what strikes instantly is that while his attacking threat has reduced in his reduction of shots on target and his obvious lack of goals, his creativity stats have increased.
With one more assist than he had previously achieved along with three times as many shot assists, and also an improvement in chances created and successful crosses, Ulloa has gone from deadly hitman to ineffective wingman.
It is clear that Leicester urgently require an injection of goals to help lift them from their current bottom-placed league position and there’s one man that can do that.
Like all great strikers Ulloa must become selfish, forget about his team-mates and do what he came to Leicester to do, score goals.
The Foxes’ league survival hangs on what one player was brought to the club to do. No pressure Leonardo…