Get Carter’s Leicester reviews 2021/22: Players on the fringe

Ayoze Perez of Leicester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus)
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Ayoze Perez of Leicester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus) /

Get Carter is on the home straight for his Leicester City player reviews, finally it’s on to those that haven’t been afforded regular game time.

Hamza Choudhury of Leicester City

Appearances: 12 / Premier League 6/ Europe 4/ FA Cup 1 / EFL Cup 1

Moment to savour: The captain’s armband against Brighton in the EFL cup

Moment to forget: Watching a 2-1 lead evaporate in injury time against Spurs

Hamza Choudhury will be 25 in October and is in the final 12 months of his City contract. It’s safe to say it’s not quite kicked off for the Loughborough lad. He emerged three years ago with a tough-tackling reputation and rapid energy around the pitch. But he’s not quite carved a place out in the squad and is used in a variety of positions. Last season alone he played in four different positions as Brendan desperately and creatively tried to manage an injury-ravaged squad.

He was gleefully used in a ‘Mascherano’ type centre-back role in the FA Cup victory over Watford to great effect. But it soon faded as his next centre-back role was in that defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. There was also a start against Leeds United at Right-back where he held strong to contribute towards a clean sheet. But, none of these performances seemed strong enough for Brendan Rodgers to reward Hamza with an extended run in the City squad, especially not in his favoured central-midfield position where Leicester have an abundance of options.

The future seems destined to be away from the club if Hamza is to achieve his potential. Many LCFC fans will wish him well and be happy to see him prosper elsewhere than just being happy for the occasional foxes appearance.

Rating: 5.5/10. Chances of leaving: 75%