Leicester City are an obviously strong team, but clearly weaken when they make changes to the stating XI. Here are the three we think cannot be dropped and may have immunity.
There are plenty of contenders for the Foxes most important players, and stats only show one part of the picture. For example, we could easily point to the ‘Clockwork’ and ‘Dynamo’ that are Harry Winks and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and say both are absolutely integral to how well we perform and as such must be included. Yet this would ignore players who have shown great promise in defence and attack.
As such, we shall limit ourselves to one per area of the pitch – defence, midfield, and forwards – and this should let us get a more varied picture of what has been so important to the King Power’s startling start to life in the EFL Championship.
Leicester City’s Danish true No.1
Mads Hermansen has been nothing short of a revolution in the net for the Foxes. Enzo Maresca did well to bring the talent to Leicester. Offering great shot-stopping, excellent composure with the ball at feet, and a wide array of passing ability to allow multiple outlets for progression from the back. Need I say anymore?
Let us illustrate a few stats as to why he is the true number one and cannot be dropped in the league. The Danish goalkeeper has faced 54 shots, only conceding 10 of those. With a post-shot expected goal minus goals allowed of 0.17 per 90, this shows that versus the quality of shots he has faced, few have gone in. On top of this Hermansen has one of the highest distance travelled of any goalie in the competition. He is simply critical to how we defend and stop goals.