Leeds 3-1 Leicester: 3 Foxes who let the side down and 2 that stood out

Leicester City faced off with title challengers Leeds United and came off worse than they started following a late flurry from Elland Road. Here are the players who let the side down, and a couple honourable mentions for those who deserved better.

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Abdul Fatawu
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If we are hitting on Daka and Mavididi for missing chances, then the explosive and always passionate Abdul Fatawu must be hit by the same scrutiny. Again, while in the build up, we saw Fatawu press, seize the ball consistently, and admittedly the player did successfully take on multiple defenders.

I feel harsh putting Fatawu on here. After all, he was defensively immense supporting Hamza Choudhury and Ricardo Pereira, and did make many successful dribbles. However, two missed shots and one absolute howitzer of a stupid decision to slice from 40 yards out to try and catch Meslier out of position. A poor choice when 'KDH' was in a brilliant midfield position and Mavididi and Daka were on their bikes.

Honourable Mentions

Well, I do not want to collectively dunk on every player. As we have said, most of the players actually performed very well throughout the match, and just got unlucky at the end with their teammates not finishing the job earlier in the tie. Therefore, there are two players I will briefly shout out as performing perfectly well.

The Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard and academy graduate Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall were both great against Leeds United. Leicester City saw the Dane get around the backline well thanks to his positioning, Vestergaard also pressed attackers well, won the ball well, and passed the ball forwards through attacking and midfield lines well. There is no doubt that he performed well. I do not think I need to say why KDH did not let us down, his performance speaks for itself.