Get Carter’s Leicester City player reviews 21/22: Left-back to the future

James Justin of Leicester City (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
James Justin of Leicester City (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) /
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Luke Thomas of Leicester City (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Knowing this is where much of the patience with Thomas has to be. His confidence and judgment are still at a raw stage in his career. The odd pass will go astray, and he can on occasions lose track of his man. But his persistence to continue attacking his left flank and getting tighter to his opposite number still shows signs of progression. Brendan challenges him increasingly by putting him up against star wingers like Saka which can lead to mixed results, but at this early stage of his career it will help him when he is called upon in even bigger challenges.

Some Leicester City supporters would do well to keep this in mind when throwing criticism at the 21-year-old as he continues his development.

Rating 6.5/10 – chances of leaving 0% (A loan move might not be out of the question though) 

Ryan Bertrand

Appearances total – 10 / Premier League – four /  FA Cup – zero / League Cup – two / Europe – four

Moment to savour – I’m struggling to pinpoint that

Moment to forget – A shoddy defensive display at Selhurst Park

The future – Away from the King Power Stadium

With James Justin out for a long period and Luke Thomas the only truly recognised left-back going into the season, the club acted swiftly to pick up the experienced and dependable Ryan Bertrand on a free transfer.