Player ratings as foxes move to Premier League top
Leicester rose to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night, which further compounded the misery of Blues boss under fire, Frank Lampard.
The hosts got off to a good start in six minutes when Wilfred Ndidi hit home a left-footed drive well out of the box after a smart cornering routine.
Just before the break, the Foxes doubled their lead with James Maddison finishing calmly, after Marc Albrighton’s long ball freed him behind Chelsea’s porous backline.
In the second half only Leicester looked to score with Youri Tielemans, Jamie Vardy and James Justin all rejecting decent opportunities.
Here are your notes from Fox and Chelsea players from King Power Stadium…
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – 7/10 – Very impressive stuff. In the few moments that Leicester looked shaky, his leadership was vital.
Timothy Castagne (RB) – 7/10 – A real threat for the future. A mazy dribble led Maddison to hit the bar. The overtaking was also superb.
Wesley Fofana (CB) – 8/10 – Another nice screen. His positioning was perfect all evening, which is remarkable for a 20 year old.
Jonny Evans (CB) – 8/10 – Fortunate not to concede a penalty but didn’t let it affect his stoic performance afterwards.
James Justin (LB) – 8/10 – Strong defensively with Pulisic barely sniffing the entire game. Also contributed in the final third.
Marc Albrighton (RM) – 8/10 – Her delivery was sensational all evening. Assisted for Maddison’s goal and recorded three key assists overall.
Wilfred Ndidi (CM) – 8/10 – Quite simply one of the best defensive midfielders on the planet. Got his point right and broke things up perfectly.
Youri Tielemans (CM) – 8/10 – An all-action midfielder display. Tackles, blocks, split passes, his performance had it all.
Harvey Barnes (LM) – 7/10 – Truly impressive moments. Seemed devastating in transition.
James Maddison (AM) – 8/10 – Finished calmly for his third goal in as many games. His recent appetite for falling behind is adding so much to his game.
Jamie Vardy (ST) – 7/10 – One of Leicester’s few and famous victories in which they did not appear on the scoresheet. He started the press, which was important.
Ricardo Pereira – 6/10 – Nice to see him again, albeit in a cameo role.
Ayoze Perez – 5/10 – I didn’t do anything wrong after coming.
Kelechi Iheanacho – N / A
Édouard Mendy (GK) – 6/10 – There wasn’t much he could do for either goal. I did well to keep the score low.
Reece James (RB) – 5/10 – Pretty comedic defense for Maddison’s goal. Also allowed Justin a free header. Done well, however, provided Chelsea’s best threat.
Thiago Silva (CB) – 5/10 – Leicester’s move caused him real problems. Look away from the player who impressed early in the season.
Antonio Rudiger (CB) – 4/10 – Some capricious long passes, especially at the start. Defending yourself for the second was horrible.
Ben Chilwell (LB) – 5/10 – Looked a little nervous at first, making a few mistakes. Came into the game as things progressed, but still never felt quite comfortable. The crossing was poor.
Kai Havertz (CM) – 5/10 – What happened to this once effortless player? Wrestled again tonight, making some notable contributions.
Mateo Kovacic (CM) – 5/10 – Some palpable passes but he was often a little too conservative in his approach.
Mason Mount (CM) – 7/10 – Did everything he could to inspire his team and started making five tackles in total.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) – 4/10 – Below average display. Barely involved and created very little.
Tammy Abraham (ST) – 5/10 – looked well outside the required standard. I had trouble batting the ball. Came close with a header after the break.
Christian Pulisic (LW) – 5/10 – Cannot be blamed for the opening goal as his teammates left him isolated. Seemed dangerous on the ball at times, but has to start delivering more.
Hakim Ziyech – 5/10 – I made several bad decisions after they arrived.
Timo Werner – 6/10 – Will his luck ever change? A goal ruled out for offside following a VAR check.