Leicester 2-0 Leeds: player ratings as Foxes climb off bottom

Harvey Barnes of Leicester City with teammates (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Harvey Barnes of Leicester City with teammates (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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Wout Faes of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

Wout Faes: 7.5

Without a doubt a contender for the games man of the match. Faes was – as he has been so many times since signing for LCFC – masterfully aggressive in the challenge. At times sending Leeds United players flying into the air as he would cleanly extract the ball from under their grasp. While simultaneously being progressive with the ball as well as being very efficient. A brilliant centre-half performance.

James Justin: 6.5

A solid outing for the ex-Luton man. There were several occasions where he displayed brilliant link up play with Barnes down the left hand side. The only somewhat downside to his game currently, is his lack of conviction with his pass selection which much of the time results in his efficiency going down.

Boubakary Soumare: 6.5

Someone who has improved exponentially from the player that fans saw last season. His technical ability on the ball was a key component for Leicester’s success in beating Leeds’ high intense press. Although early in the tie he was sloppy with the ball in part. Once he had grown into the match he took the ball in tight areas allowing multiple occasions to release pressure off of the centre-halves and in actuality should have been disappointed to have been substituted.

Youri Tielemans: 7

Brilliantly efficient dictating from the deeper right sided role, something he has done extremely well in spots this season. But this was probably his best outing. Dictating the game expertly while also putting in top defensive work. A very well-rounded display from the Belgian.