Jonny Evans one of most crucial players in Leicester squad

Wilfred Ndidi, Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Wilfred Ndidi, Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester nominate Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans as one of the most crucial players at Leicester City – Brendan Rodgers agrees.

Caglar Soyuncu has taken most of the plaudits at the back for Leicester City this season. Then there is the always dependable and double Player of the Year for 2018/19, Ricardo Pereira: a majestically talented athlete.

Ben Chilwell took the flack for an undesirably underwhelming showing in 2019/20. His form is quite rightly under the microscope; although he should never be booed or harassed for his poor form.

All the while Jonny Evans quietly displayed seemingly effortless, brilliant, deft defending almost weekly. The Northern Irishman is arguably the most important defensive-minded player at King Power Stadium, alongside Wilfred Ndidi. Not to mention definitely being in the top-five absolutely crucial Foxes at the club.

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Calling Ricardo Leicester City’s premier defender is like saying Liverpool are only the best attacking side around presently: they’re the foremost at defending too – it’s their all-round game. Therefore it’s a disservice to the Portuguese to classify him as the previous label.

Whereas Jonny Evans is a specialist centre-back whose awareness, professionalism, focus, experience and drive are essential to the great partnership that exists between he and Soyuncu. Additional, it is unlikely that the Turk would’ve assimilated to Premier League life easily in a different duo.

Because Soyuncu replaced an iconic English international in Harry Maguire – as well as now having the prestigious title of Manchester United captain – so well, glorifying him was inevitable. Not to mention well deserved, of course. Yet Evans is the real glue for the defence.

Brendan Rodgers echoed these sentiments, shared by true Blue Army onlookers who know the truth, as he called his countryman and current player: “an inspirational figure”, per Belfast Telegraph. Saying further that the centre-half is the deal of the century at £3.5 million. Foxes of Leicester can’t argue with that, either.