Cesare Casadei – 7/10
Attacking from the midfield he had less joy in this game than the previous outing against Sunderland but stuck to his job well. This was a scrappier affair with some roughing up by the opposition a constant theme, but Casadei gave as good as he got and his strength and poise on the ball will continue to be a theme as he deputises for Wilfred Ndidi.
Harry Winks – 8/10
After one of his shakier performances against Sunderland in midweek, an early dispossession was one he didn’t need. But Winks confidence in his role in this team accelerated as he made his usual array of passes to keep the Foxes ticking along. Following Andre Dozzell’s red card, Winks utilised his ability as the spare man to progress the ball into key areas before a moment that will live long in everyone’s memory. A 25-yard curling ‘thronker’ to win the match for the foxes. Winks is integral to Leicester City.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall – 8/10
Another player that is turning into an integral part of this team, Dewsbury-Hall was solid throughout with ball progressions and strength to hold off the opposition. He played the quick pass and claimed the assist for the opening goal. He was a touch of class in a game that the home side tried to bring down a level, Dewsbury-Hall refused to comply and looked quality throughout.
Abdul Fatawu – 6/10
Made plenty of decent runs out wide and caused his opponents trouble with his quick feet, but his final ball and decision-making was sometimes lacking. He gave the ball away in some odd positions on several occasions and could have been punished, nearly scored with a neat finish on the half-volley. Played a key role in winding up Andre Dozzell to get sent off, normally I wouldn’t champion this behaviour but quite frankly it’s nice to see players with a spinal cord at Leicester City again after 2022/2023.
Stephy Mavididi – 6/10
The one that might be controversial. Despite scoring and assisting the winner he has a great habit of wasting good opportunities and picking the wrong time to pass or shoot. Got lucky with his goal which took a big deflection, but perhaps it’s a good sign that despite him being a key part in the win, he can still do much better, Maresca should work on helping him most, he has the potential to be a big star.