Leicester City 3-0 Newport County: 3 things we noticed

Samuel Charles 'Sammy' Braybrooke of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Samuel Charles 'Sammy' Braybrooke of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates with teammates (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

An impressive debut from Sammy Braybrooke

Having Wilfred Ndidi, Papy Mendy and the potentially more advancing Boubakary Soumare is very comforting after ups and downs revolving around injuries and results. The trio are capable in the defensive midfield department.

Adding to their ranks is the now deputised Braybrooke; a Leicester Academy product, the 18-year-old was solid in possession bar one misplaced pass I noticed. He gave a very good account of himself. Rodgers admires and expects a lot from the midfielder who can also score. The latter’s vision, leadership and temperament are seemingly constant. Remember the name.

A glimpse into manager Brendan Rodgers’ West Ham United thinking

A quiet night didn’t truly test Daniel Iversen, the King Power outfit‘s second-choice stopper. Big things are also anticipated for the Dane from supporters and manager alike. Though, even if Iversen had passed a further demanding test on the evening, he won’t breaking into the boss’s preferred XI just yet.

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I suspect Daka will begin against the Hammers, as alluded to earlier. Castagne will come back in; Thomas will be on standby as Justin is scanned. Meanwhile it is likely that Daniel Amartey will drop to the bench following Jonny Evans’ successful return. James Maddison was rested for the Carabao Cup ready for the English top-flight.