Leicester 1-1 Roma: Player ratings as Foxes draw first leg

Ademola Lookman of Leicester City with Wesley Fofana and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Ademola Lookman of Leicester City with Wesley Fofana and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /
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Roma’s English defender Chris Smalling and Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Marc Albrighton – 6.5

Albrighton linked up well with Pereira in the first half and made countless crosses into the penalty area. However, he was often unable to find his man and his deliveries were easily defended by the visitors.

His work-rate was on show again as he pressed and wasn’t afraid to get stuck in, but he could also have put in a better effort to try and prevent Roma’s goal.

Jamie Vardy – 6

Leicester City’s talismanic striker made his return to the starting line-up, but struggled to have a major impact on proceedings. He made his trademark runs in behind the defence and linked up well with Maddison.

However, he was starved for service and was unable to create any major chances for himself.

James Justin – 7

‘JJ’ had a solid game after he was subbed on for Castagne after 20 minutes. He didn’t have much defensive work to do as Leicester City were on top for most of the game but was solid when needed.

Justin made a few promising runs but didn’t have the same impact in attack that Pereira had on the other side.

Harvey Barnes – 7.5

His substitution had an almost immediate impact as he was to thank for Leicester’s equaliser five minutes after he entered the game. However, he was unable to make any further impact for the final 25 minutes of the game when the game was there to be won.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 7

The Nigerian international had a greater impact as striker than his English counterpart. The 25-year-old linked up with the midfield and almost gave the King Power side a late lead, when his shot from the edge of the 18-yard-box was saved by a diving Patricio.

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Ayoze Perez – N/A

LCFC’s hero in the quarter-final was unable to have the same influence off the bench in this fixture, as he was only given 10 minutes to make a difference.