Leicester 3-0 Brighton: 3 Things we learned from Foxes victory

James Maddison Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
James Maddison Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

James Maddison is back!

Given the stop start nature of Maddison’s return to the Leicester City side it does feel like we’ve only really seen flashes of his brilliance in the past few months. Understandable when he was coming back from hip surgery.

Those twisting and turning dribbles have been reduced to cameo appearances recently. But tonight they were back with verve as he occupied positions in between lines, linked up play with his forward and wide players and was keen to get shots away as quickly as possible. His first goal was an uncharacteristic first time shot with a hint of a deflection. His second was just what he liked to do.


inside the box to open up space before curling a delicious left foot strike into the top corner. The sort of strike a former Algerian used to love. Maddison’s confidence was in full swing after that as he smelled a potential hat trick. Second half didn’t favour further goals as Leicester set their game into cruise control.

Rodgers withdrew Maddison with 20 minutes to go much to his disappointment. But Rodgers had no time for sentiment as he wanted to protect his previously injured number 10 for another difficult game on Wednesday. Its a bit soon but with performances like this and Maddison will be working his way back into the England set up.