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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Patson Daka – 6 (Taken off)

The Zambian was the goal scorer. Therefore, the player is lucky to have the score he has. Daka is a pacy and energetic player who seemingly did not have this for much of the match. A lack of movement and poor choices in passing were omni-present. I cannot judge him for his lack of involvement as his role is to make runs in-behind, not come deep to support.

Harvey Barnes – 6

The English left-winger brought on some much needed energy when he came on and created multiple chances with runs in-behind. His interplay should have led to goals for Dewsbury-Hall and Vardy. That being said, he did not score, nor did he assist, so he cannot get higher than a six.

Tete – 5

The Brazilian got involved immediately upon being brought on. However, he failed to live up to the hype again, and this time was unable to create much or provide much for Leicester. The Foxes did see Tete and Pereira linking up fairly well. He was wasteful so a five is fitting.

Boubakary Soumare – 5

The Frenchman was fine. I think unimpressive and maybe not the right substitution is the correct analysis: the player should not have replaced a Mendy who was performing perfectly fine. Nevertheless, his lack of defensive tacking did provide Chelsea a chance and eventually the third goal.

Jamie Vardy – 5

The English striker missed chances and did little to impress me after coming on with 15 minutes left to go. I cannot provide him much more as Vardy had little opportunity to impact the game and little support especially after Faes was sent off and Maddison taken off. A lack of confidence, creativity, and impact means he did little.

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Jonny Evans – 5

Welcome back Evans! I give him a five because he had zero chance to be impactful and so I cannot really say he played well. Good to see him back in the XI.