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Leicester’s recent tactical tweak explained – and it involves Harry Maguire

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Leicester City’s Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu swapped sides in defence for the 2-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

They were not in their usual positions, as whenever the pair have played as a two this season, Evans has lined up on the right, next to Ricardo Pereira, with Soyuncu on left with Ben Chilwell. However, against the Saints, they swapped.

The Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that both would be more comfortable in their new roles, with the change easier to make, as Harry Maguire is currently at Manchester United.

“It was one where Cags has played in back three for a few games and he’s comfortable on the right,” said Rodgers.

“Jonny is best off the left side. That’s where he’s played most of his career. That’s where he played when he came here, but to accommodate Harry (Maguire) he moved across to the right and Harry played on the left.

“I thought the two of them were excellent. We just felt with Cags on that side he can play more comfortably if he needs to play more direct over their pressure and he can be more comfortable on that side.”

Source- Leicestershire Live

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