The real top five
Enzo Maresca’s team rely on a select few to defend, create, and score more than any other players. For me, we have got to look at our home grown, our new signings, and our most consistent talents for a more accurate reflection of their place in the squad.
5th – Jamie Vardy. The English striker has been one of the mainstays of Leicester City. The Foxes can look towards this former non-league player for leadership and constant passion: he does not give up. Although not No.1, there will always be a place for Vardy.
4th – Harry Winks. The impact our new English midfielder has had on the club is undeniable. Our midfield went from splintered with a slow yet technically gifted Youri Tielemans failing to gel with the constantly shifting and confused partners. Finally, a partnership solid and sound, formed by the Italian head coach. Winks should be paid more than he is. Lucky us.
3rd – Mads Hermansen. The impact of the Danish goalkeeper is equally undeniable. From last ditch saves to the most distance cleared by a ‘keeper in the Championship. I had thought Daniel Iversen would get a lot of game time in this division, how wrong I was: the first name on the team sheet has to be Hermansen, so he has to be one of our current top five.
2nd – Ricardo Pereira. I have already discussed why I feel the Portuguese fullback is right at home in this list, and is paid very fairly if a little underpaid for the loyalty and passion the talent has shown.
1st – Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Home grown, most creative player, defensively involved, constantly running, and showing all the hallmarks of leadership. All the English midfielder needs is to learn when to show that burning passion and when to demonstrate a greater degree of calm. Every attack, successful or not, involves KDH at some point in the build up. There are few more deserving of the top spot.