Leicester City have triumphed again, this time over Queens Park Rangers in another close run affair away from home. This season’s story is of three ‘bests’.
From abyssal relegation to one of the most interesting watches in the Championship. The Foxes may have been beaten, but the turnaround after pre-season and a few signings has been nothing short of impressive. I would go so far as to say it has saved the fanbase from turning off despite being in a lower league than we had been accustomed to.
13 wins from 14, a decent showing against EPL opposition in the EFL Cup, and top of the league with a 14 point buffer to third place. That is a great place to be, and arguably because Leicester might have the best player in the Championship, the best summer signing, and the best overall team in the history of this division.
This Leicester City player is the best in the league
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been the standout performer for the Foxes. For the King Power club, this local lad stands above all else as the most critical to our attacking plays, our high press, and hold our shared ambition to get out the Championship first time of asking.
Judged against other Championship players, ‘KDH’ has the highest goals plus assists of any player, the second highest expected assists, second highest key passes, second for passes into the penalty area, first for shot creating actions, fourth highest progressive carrier… need i go on? The English midfielder has been electric, consistent, and regularly stats amongst the very best in the Championship in every category.
He creates chances, he takes chances, and he sets the tempo from which our other highest ranked players – such as Stephy Mavididi and Kasey McAteer – follow on from. In many ways, KDH is both our most important player, and the most important player in the Championship. He has taken the talismanic role of James Maddison for his own.
Against the Rs, Enzo Maresca’s main man assisted Mavididi, and ran the Rangers midfield ragged as his glided across the pitch, roaming freely to help break down a stubborn defence. This fluidity and tempo worked twice for the Foxes to outscore the opponents.