Leicester 4-0 Forest: 3 players who impressed

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /
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Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

An English winger

Harvey Barnes. Need I say anymore? From constant aggression to a revitalised challenge against right-backs, the pacy left-winger once again showed why the Foxes handed the player an improved contract. Additionally, the return to his typical style really showed this match.

Scoring a goal, the English forward really could have scored more. With some of the chances created, some of the shots made, more could have been done to challenge Dean Henderson. Yet still, the performance showed a return to his usual quality.

When receiving the ball, Barnes would immediately look forward, and should he be able to beat his man, the young winger would run at them; otherwise, Barnes worked well with James Justin, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and Madders to create overloads and push forward down the wings. I was very happy with his involvement.

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On top of this, Rodgers clearly relayed to Barnes the need to pass when at an acute angle to the goal: previously, the player would first look to shoot. In doing so, the winger would lose a possible opportunity for another player. This time, he linked up with running midfielders and Jamie Vardy fairly well. A 7/10 performance in my books.