Why Wout Faes is a great Leicester signing

Wout Faes of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
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Wout Faes of Leicester City in action with Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Within his first two appearances for the club, Faes has shown his brilliance. In those two games he recorded eight recoveries, five clearances, two interceptions, and a block. On top of those defensive numbers, Faes has won seven out of his 10 aerial duals.

Not only has the Belgian been fantastic defensively, but he’s been great at passing as well. In his two games with the club, he has completed 133 of his 156 accurate passes. With Rodgers’ defensive line and midfielders struggling to get the ball to our attackers this season, a centre-back who can complete 85% of his accurate passes is game-changing.

Faes provides much more to the squad than statistical numbers. He brings an aggressive playstyle that the backline had been lacking the whole season. He brings the passion that the backline had been lacking this whole season. Against Nottingham Forrest, you will see him send his body into tackles at full speed. He is reminiscent of David Luiz due to his playing-style and hairstyle.

His style of play also makes a perfect pairing with the captain, Jonny Evans. While Faes is quicker than Evans, both play aggressively and make key tackles. the former is more willing to throw his whole body into a tackle while Evans will keep it on the feet.