Slavia Prague 0-0 Leicester: Unimpressive Foxes ratings and MotM

Leicester's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Leicester City’s Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester City held Slavia Prague to an uneventful goalless draw in the Europa League.

With 600 or so fans allowed into the Sinobo Stadium it was always going to be a tough task to take on the Czech champions, and so it proved.

The Foxes were second best for the majority of the contest, with their best chance coming in the first half as Harvey Barnes wriggled away from defender Alexander Bah, only to shoot straight at Kolar in the Prague net.

It was a game of few chances for either side in truth, but Prague spurred on by their home support tested Kasper Schmeichel with a wonderful long-range effort.

Brendan Rodgers made some late changes to ensure his side go back to the King Power next week as favourites.

With such a disappointing performance though, who battled hard and who should have taken off at half time?

Kasper Schmeichel- 6

Would have been keen to silence the Slavia Prague fans after some bizarre statements were made about him. Did well with that long-range effort, but rarely troubled. Has got to be better on the ball though.

Daniel Amartey- 4

With injuries; he has to play, but you can’t help but feel like Leicester are a man down in possession when he is on the pitch. He did well defensively, although most of the attacks were on the other side. But the Ghanaian really does struggle to help the team out on the ball.

Jonny Evans- 7

Was the better Centre Back today, was a tough game with lots of long balls to deal with and a home side buoyed by their advantage in the game, but he dealt with everything superbly.

Caglar Soyuncu- 6

Defensively he played well and was commanding as ever but didn’t help himself with the number of passes he misplaced.

Luke Thomas- 4

Gets the same mark as Amartey but for different reasons. On the ball the youngster linked up with Barnes well on the left-hand side. However, his battle with Sima was completely one sided and the 19-year-old winger got the better of him every attack.

Wilfred Ndidi-7

Just imperious. Not a lot to say about his performance as it was the usual lot. Where would Leicester City be without him?

Youri Tielemans- 6

Tricky game to be his usual influential self, so we saw more of the gritty stuff from him again. A year ago, games like this would have passed him by but he tries to take it by the scruff of neck now.

Marc Albrighton- 4

I don’t think he should have played today. Without any of the usual full backs, the Foxes creativity was always going to be scarce, so Under should have been given a chance, as Albrighton doesn’t offer much going forward. He was non-existent and was lucky to last until the hour mark.

James Maddison-5

Some good set pieces, but that was it really. He was marked well throughout the match and struggled to impose himself in the game.

Harvey Barnes- 7 MOTM

Easily Leicester City’s biggest threat. His battle with Bah was intriguing, one that certainly ebbed and flowed. Should have scored in the first half, but once the Foxes stopped giving him the ball, Prague dominated the game.

Jamie Vardy-4

You could be forgiven for thinking the striker had been left in the East midlands, such was his anonymity. Had nothing to chase, and the game passed him by the time he was replaced by Iheanacho at the hour mark.

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Kelechi Iheanacho, Cengiz Under, Hamza Choudhury- 5

Tough game to have any influence in, given the little amount of time. Iheanacho put himself about, Under looked bright and Choudhury saw the game out.