Get Carter’s Leicester player reviews 2021/22: Best centrebacks

Wesley Fofana of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Leicester City’s Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (R) vies with Chelsea’s US midfielder Christian Pulisic (C) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images) /

Jonny Evans being out for a period of time of any season is now just the norm. He seems to have reached that time in his career where injuries will be part of a normal season. He only managed a few games in the first 2 months of the season as he tried to work through a pesky foot injury that stretched all the way back into the 2020/2021 season.

When Evans plays he brings an air of authority to the proceedings, but defensive security is not necessarily guaranteed. He was only involved in one full clean sheet before Christmas and that was at Championship Millwall.

With the erratic nature of Caglar Soyuncu and the sometimes rusty Daniel Amartey, Evans has struggled to play his best football whilst minding players that shouldn’t need shepherding anymore. It was clear that he missed the young Wesley Fofana alongside him as his overall clean sheet tally for the season ended up being a paltry three which speaks volumes of Leicester’s defending this season.

But despite the injuries for the season Evans is still a more than sturdy player in the backline. If Leicester had more quality in the squad he may have been able to be used more sparingly. But with the season dominated by constant injuries his form never really shone through. Apart from an end-of-season performance against the Saints that rolled back the years.

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The Northern Ireland international won several challenges, and aerial battles and kept the ball moving quickly when in possession. With his 35th birthday approaching in January, make the most of these performances whilst you can. His season will struggle to reach 30 games ever again.

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