Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea: Foxes player ratings as low as 3

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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Kai Havertz of Chelsea scores a goal past Danny Ward of Leicester City (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images) /

Player ratings

Danny Ward – 6

The goalkeeper was not involved much during the early phases of the game. The travellers created seldom chances against the Foxes, but Ward made zero saves. Those chances which were created against Leicester either hit the cross bar or were missed.

For Chelsea’s first goal, the Welshman’s positioning was utterly shambolic. He stood in the middle hoping to cover more of the goal but leaving his near post exposed for a rocket: Ben Chilwell converted a chance after Harry Souttar had dealt with the initial corner cross. For the offside goal, he tried very little, and for the second goal, Ward was again unable to make any impact.

Our No.1 made his first save against Wesley Fofana. This is of course worth three extra rating levels. On top of that, the King Power side conceded corner after corner, and Ward did pull of a fantastic save with an acrobatic reaction as Chelsea were gifted a free header.

Timothy Castagne – 5

The Belgian left wing-back was involved throughout the match. From the start, the left-flank has been the progressive path the King Power side took. He linked up well with others though little came from the passing on the left. Beyond this, the first half saw Castagne not defensively proactive enough to constrict in dangerous positions; this cannot be fully attributed to the Belgian, but he could have done more.