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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Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Ricardo Pereira – 6

The Portuguese right-back started off really well. Aggression to break up attacking plays, hunger to impact the match, a desire to get forward and support Iheanacho or Maddison, Pereira was simply good at most times.

However, during that first half, the player was often skinned by Joao Felix, except one time he won the ball with a quick tackle and pass. This quick pass was what gave Daka the space to place a rifled shot and score an equalising goal.

The player remained aggressive into the second half, though this somehow led to a yellow card early, the right-back become more involved further up the pitch which created more passing options for midfielders. This led to multiple chances, and almost created a goal for Jamie Vardy when he came on in the second half.

Papy Mendy – 7 (taken off)

Mendy was great. His positioning was superb in the first half, his passing was simple but neat, and on occasion the player made last minute defensive actions to disrupt dangerous phases of play. Beyond that, the midfielder did give the ball away a few times.

There is not much to say about the midfielder: tidy but not excellent I suppose fits closely enough. He was taken off so Soumare could come on, which I feel is a more progressive-minded substitution although it did not pay off.