As the seasonal change comes upon my neighborhood here on the US east coast, the winds are now biting with a crisp chill that is noticeably different from the soothing, summer heat relief they had been responsible for the last 5 months. This chill must also be present in every other Championship side witnessing the campaign Leicester City Football Club are putting together after their shock relegation from the Premier League last season.
Leicester City travelled to Blackburn Rovers today in search of their 5th straight away victory. This match was frantic at times, the chaos was visibly frustrating Enzo Maresca on the touchline. After a very back and forth first half, Leicester seemed to be somewhat complacent at the start of the second half, something that unfortunately is turning into a pattern with this squad.
Despite Rovers’ best efforts, the Foxes pushed on and won the game comfortably with goals from Wout Faes, Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. This was truly a great team performance, which is why the manager seemed to be very pleased in his post match comments. Here are my three impressive players that stood out in this impressive away win.
First to be mentioned but third out of my rankings for most impressive would be the academy star, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Honestly, I don’t think this was his best game this season by a long shot. This is the hallmark of a truly remarkable player. It seemed he was a little off his game and yet still put in a very solid performance. I’ve always been impressed by his work rate, as is the manager it seems by making ‘KDH’ one of the “tips” of the pressing-spear.