Leicester 4-0 Forest: 3 players who impressed

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Wout Faes of Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Our Belgian defender

At the back, Wout Faes once again impressed. Stylistically, physically, and mentally, the player imposes himself on matches and upon attackers. He does what he has to do to ensure a dangerous situation is snuffed out, or attempts to get into a pressing position.

We saw that multiple times, and as per the same Sofascore stats, we can see he made three tackles, one interception, and a total of seven aerial duels. I would contend this has been the most impressive addition to the team: that aerial presence that can command and extinguish danger.

Multiple times we saw the player aggressively charge down and press an attacker about to receive the ball. This is that danger sense I have spoken about. Often, this forces the opposition to quickly recycle the possession, or at the very least causes a regressive action to protect the ball; otherwise, Wout would likely win the ball.

I would rate his performance 8/10: although, we should come to expect this level of aggression from our defenders. At this time, Faes is a breath of Belgian fresh air for the squad. Hopefully this form will continue.