Leicester was flying high in their Premier League opener against Brentford. Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave them two early goals before second-half strikes from Ivan Toney, and Josh Dasilva saw Thomas Frank’s men grab precious points from the east Midlands. Substitute Josh Dasilva’s late missile saved Brentford a moment as they came from two goals down to level the first leg of the Premier League against Leicester. Brentford grabbed a lifeline with Ivan Toney’s strike from the 62nd minute and then substitute Josh Dasilva’s wonder strike from four minutes later sealed the share of spoils. Brentford boss Thomas Frank has welcomed his side’s determination and mentality as Brentford returned from a two-goal deficit to claim a well-deserved draw.
While Leicester, who had looked set for victory following goals from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, was melting in the heat of the East Midlands yet had made only one change, Brentford was a better side from the moment Ivan Toney scored shortly after the hour mark. Two goals within a span of 13 minutes each on the stroke of half-time had put Leicester in commanding positions at the King Power Stadium, only for Brentford to nudge them back and steal a point from them away.
It’s difficult to escape the impression that Leicester City’s future is uncertain with Kasper Schmeichel gone and potential teams approaching with increased offers for stars James Maddison, Wesley Fofana, and Youri Tielemans. But given the calibre of their starting lineup, it makes sense that Brendan Rodgers did not want to alter it. Maddison timed a run expertly to dive and head a lofted cross from Tielemans just wide. Leicester is said to have rejected a £50 million proposal from Newcastle for the player.
Wesley Fofana headed straight into the tunnel at the full-time whistle as Leicester were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw by Brentford at the King Power Stadium. Chelsea is still looking for Fofana, and his actions after the final whistle were revealing as he walked straight down the tunnel and went to the locker rooms without even walking up to the home crowd. The Foxes have already rejected two bids from the Blues, the most recent of which is thought to be worth a staggering £70 million. The Foxes continue to maintain that their defender is not for sale. In addition, he won five of his seven duels with the Brentford attackers, made two tackles, produced two clearances, and no forward was able to dribble past him in the exhilarating 90 minutes of play. Despite the cash shortage this summer, Rodgers has emphasised that Leicester is not considering the possibility of losing the Frenchman.