The Leicester players who featured in the friendly vs Troyes

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Leicester City played a friendly against ES Troyes FC on December 10th, ending in a goalless draw after 90 minutes.

Both Leicester and Troyes sit in 13th place in their respective leagues so it was no surprise that this was such an even contest. The Foxes used an astounding 23 players in this contest which helped them regain form heading into the return of domestic football.

Some noticeable starting players in this contest were Harvey Barnes, Wilfried Ndidi, and Patson Daka. Here is how they featured in the friendly against Troyes.

Barnes was not much of a threat in this contest. Occasionally he would beat his opponent on the wing. However, his crosses were always picked off by the defenders. All three of Leicester City’s strikers could not provide a goal in the game. Daka had a good chance of scoring in the second half. But, the attempt was saved.

Jamie Vardy also had a one-on-one opportunity that he could not capitalize on. Kelechi Iheanacho was not much use with scoring the ball. Vardy’s ball movement was able to get our attack going. He is easily the best at passing when it comes to our strikers.

Wilfried Ndidi played another game at centre back which saw the opposition struggle to get past him, happily. Johnny Evans had a slight scare when he walked off the pitch gingerly in the 17’. It seems like this was a precautionary measure which is hopefully the case. Jannik Vestergaard was the busiest of the center-backs and he played surprisingly well. He won headers, blocked shots, and was great at passing the ball.

Boubakary Soumare had a fantastic showing. He was great defensively in the middle of the pitch and he was able to move the ball up to his attackers instantly. He was able to get goal-line blocks as well. It was a big showing that was needed from the Frenchman with Nampalys Mendy potentially earning more playing time after his world cup performance.

Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall had average games. None of the aforementioned trio produced anything spectacular. Luke Thomas was poor in this game, which is not something the Blue Army want to see with James Justin out injured.

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Many youngsters played and were impressive. Kasey McAteer played out of position at fullback and was spectacular. He was able to mark any man defensively while being able to provide great crosses on the offensive end. Tom Wilson-Brown was great as well. He won plenty of headers and was willing to meet attackers higher up on the pitch. His passing could have been better. His defense showed his potential to the fans. The players will look to keep the form going well as they’ll return to action in the EFL Cup on 20 December against MK Dons.