Leicester fans vote best player, most improved and surprise in 2022/23 so far

Boubakary Soumare of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Boubakary Soumare of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Boubakary Soumare of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

Leicester City fans have voted through Foxes of Leicester for their best, most improved and the surprising player so far in the 2022/23 season.

Leicester’s start to the season was disorderly, lacklustre and bitterly disappointing. Fans were worried – some still are – that the club seemed irresolute with regard to Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers. Meanwhile the gaffer maintained a deluded appearing front throughout the madness up until mid-October, then things changed!

It turns out the LCFC hierarchy were not dithering about bosses: they trusted and wanted Rodgers. Much to the surprise of some of us, the tactic worked: the east Midlands team won five out of seven fixtures and sent supporters home happy and content for the World Cup break.

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But which King Power favourites have performed admirably this season? And where does the side need strengthening? FoL asked our knowledgeable and loyal followers on Twitter to give their opinions.

Our very own writer Akash Roy offered his view; Akash always gives keen insight into the Foxes and often sees what others do not. Here he selects midfielder James Maddison as the top performer, goalkeeper Danny Ward as most improved, along with centreback Wout Faes as the surprise package. In addition, Akash suggests an addition at leftback in the January transfer window.

Again, Maddison was nominated as the foremost City player this season as of now. Boubakary Soumare also gets the nod, which was widespread, for improving above all else. While Faes is praised again. There are also some astute signing suggestions.

Interestingly, new set-piece coach Lars Knudsen is wisely brought up.

Fullbacks are noted by most people in the comments.

Soumare is referred to here as most surprising; noteworthy improvements are proposed.

Ward’s quality form from around a month ago is cited.

The Welshman sweeps the board on this tweet. Click here to see every reply.

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According to Nizaar Kinsella, an Evening Standard reporter covering the World Cup, Leicester and England star, Maddison, did actually train with ‘the wider England squad’ on Friday. Which is contrary to other stories of the playmaker missing a second practice session. However, the 25-year-old subsequently reverted to indoor solo work, and still doesn’t appear to be 100 per cent fit.

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Essentially, even if ready, FoL assert that Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate would not have started Maddison anyway. The former Coventry City and Norwich City man has only recently gotten his national place back, with the gaffer likely to choose Mason Mount or someone else in a similar role. Hopefully ‘Madders’ gets his chance at some stage of the tournament, because he could truly light Qatar 2022 up.