Lack of quality begins to take toll on Leicester City

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Leicester City were the surprise package of the early season in the Premier League but the Foxes are coming down to earth with a bang following their defeat at Swansea.

Boss Nigel Pearson admitted there was a worrying lack of quality about his team at the Liberty Stadium as their opponents appear to have sussed their counter attacking style.

Leicester held Everton and Arsenal on home soil in August while their stunning four-goal second half blitz against Manchester United was one of the season’s highlights to date.

Since that victory over United, Pearson’s side have lost three of their four games, picking up just a solitary point against Burnley. Star man Leonardo Ulloa has also failed to hit the net in the four games since his double against the Red Devils as the goals have dried up for both he and Leicester.

Leicester are now in 16th spot in the Premier League table and Pearson admitted his concerns after the Swansea setback.

“Our quality let us down today,” Pearson told Sky Sports. “I look at the first half in particular with unforced errors in possession and we put ourselves under too much pressure.

“We constantly gave the ball away and that’s where we have to improve on a poor performance like today. We didn’t give ourselves enough of a chance to win the game.”

West Brom are next up at the King Power Stadium for Pearson’s team. Pearson’s side are 2.09 to get back to winning way against West Brom (3.15) with the draw at 3.29.

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