The best summer signing
On the topic of the two goals: a competition between two signings to be the best this campaign only 14 matches in. A devastatingly technical and culturally enriched winger, versus the best passer of the ball and second most involved player in our team: Mavididi v Harry Winks.
The winger has scored goals, assisted goals, and shown us how to break defensive lines using pace and ingenuity. All of the player’s goals have been stunning passages of play, and with a little more luck a few more could have ended up in the net for our star signing. Well, with a little luck and no Anthony Patterson to be more precise.
Mavididi is our fifth highest appearing player judged on minutes played, offers our primary outlet for attacking plays as our highest – by no small margin – progressive passes received (also the highest in the Championship as a whole), and is second for Leicester City in terms of expected goals plus expected assists. He just loves to have a go at goal, and often they are whiskers away from finishing. There is only one instance early in the season I recall this being of concern when Mavididi should have made a cross-box pass to Jamie Vardy for a tap-in goal.
The midfielder has only just scored a goal, but offers so much more than could ever have been expected of a Tottenham Hotspurs reject. They saw him as too slow and not good enough: well, he is now the player we rely on most. He appears more than anyone else, makes the second highest number of passes, touches the ball more than any midfielder, and his pass completion both short and long are better than every other player bar one. That one should arguably be in this list: Mads Hermansen.
Which do you think has been the best summer signing? Let Foxes of Leicester know through our social media channels. Myself, I am very partial to the impact of Winks on our ability to regain and recycle possession.