Everton 0-2 Leicester: 3 outstanding Foxes

Youri Tielemans of Leicester City (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
Youri Tielemans of Leicester City (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images) /
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James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

The playmaker’s instinct to react to the loose ball in the box created the chance for Tielemans before the Belgian unleashed his goal of the season nomination. The second goal was trademark Brendan Rodgers Leicester; ruthless on the counter. Maddison still had the energy to dart forward on the break and drive into the opposition box. He could have easily went alone, but his elite decision making allowed Harvey Barnes to lash the ball into the top corner instead.

As well as two assists, Maddison accumulated the most shots (eight), most touches in the opposition box (12) and completed four key passes. A simply stellar performance. Surely Gareth Southgate, surely?

‘Then I saw Wout Faes, now I’m a believer’

Yesterday’s showing epitomised why he has been the perfect Wesley Fofana replacement. Faes kept Dominic Calvert-Lewin quiet before the striker was forced off injured, then kept replacement Neal Maupay silent for the entire game.

The Belgium ‘CB’ won the ball back six times, won four duels and made four clearances, all of which were vital for Leicester catching their opponent vulnerable on the counter-attack. Defending set-pieces has been Leicester’s downfall over the best part of three seasons, but they have now gone 50 corners without conceding in the Premier League, and Faes has been an integral part of that.