Jonny Evans – Games (14) Goals (0)
When Kasper Schmeichel departed days before the season started, Jonny Evans was thrust into the position of club captain. Although he leads by example and has a permanently grumpy disposition, his leadership skills this season seem to have deserted him. Also, if you’re going to make a player captain, try not to make him the most regular subscriber to Injury Connoisseur magazine. When Evans has played it has lacked consistency, whilst he is still good at marshalling the backline, it is clear he hasn’t got the mobility to make serious aggressive pressure on strikers. With only three victories tasted in his 14 games this season, his impact has diminished.
Even when Evans tried to talk through Faes positioning, he was met with a grumpy Belgian demeanour, at which point the former grumpily turned his back to his teammate. Like so many others with a lucrative contract running out, Evans lost the ability to care enough to help the club out of this predicament. With relegation confirmed he gave an uninspired and unapologetic interview that spoke volumes of the lack of passion in the dressing room with many bidding farewell at that final game. The veteran barely played this season and his diminishing appearance record over the last four seasons (46, 36, 27, 14) shows that his career is only going one way and that won’t be at Leicester City.