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Premier League Player Ratings: Leicester City 1-1 Huddersfield

This one did not go as planned

Huddersfield Town v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

I’m not sure if you can have a “must win” game this early in the season. Let’s hope you can’t because Leicester City didn’t win this one, and never really looked like they would.

It’s been hard to judge the start of the season because of the difficulty/ease of the opponents faced early on. On paper Huddersfield looked like an east win, but they certainly aren't.

Kasper Schmeichel - 6

As much as the Terriers dominated the ball, their wayward shooting meant Kasper actually didn't have that much to do.

Danny Simpson - 7

Simpson, usually invisible, took up Wes Morgan’s usual mantle, throwing himself in front of a couple of decent shots.

Wes Morgan - 6

Back to a solidly dependable performance from Morgan. There were no standout moments, but he did well throughout.

Harry Maguire - 6

Another strong performance with and without the ball for the first 45 and last 44 minutes. Still, he has to take a big share of the blame for that one minute in between; he lost one on one and Huddersfield scored their only goal.

Ben Chilwell - 7

As has become standard this year, a defender led the team in touches, and this time it was the young left back. As involved as he was with the ball, he was more impressive defensively. He’s deceptively strong in the air.

The performance wasn’t as good as it has been in the past few weeks, but we did get a point away from home, which shows that we’re doing something right - Chilwell spoke to lcfc.com after the game

Riyad Mahrez - 5

With his first touch, passing and crossing, Mahrez has all the tools to be successful even on the days where his dribbling isn't quite there. Unfortunately, he just won't stop trying and tries to beat one too many men every time.

Wilfred Ndidi - 6

A useful defensive performance, especially in the air, but his passing has been poor so far this year.

Andy King - 6

Just get involved, Andy. He did a lot of things well - much better than his many critics would have you believe. He also showed his ability in the box, winning the penalty, but he’s on the ball less than Danny Simpson.

Marc Albrighton - 5

For the second week in a row, Albrighton came off having barely affected the game, particularly in the opposition half.

Kelechi Iheanacho - 6

The attack looked slightly disjointed at times, and part of that was Iheanacho knocking off some rust. It wasn't the performance many were hoping for, but I think he showed enough to get another chance.

Jamie Vardy - 7

This man does not take finesse penalties. If fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen him do anything other than hit the ball as hard as he possibly can. And I love it.

Demarai Gray - 5

You can really feel the tide of opinion just starting to turn. So much talent, so much potential, so many bad decisions.

Shinji Okazaki - 6

His usual energy, packed into just 22 minutes, did seem to help the team regain a foothold in the game, but Shinji himself was rarely involved.

Islam Slimani - n/a

Just didn't have any the time or opportunities to make any impact on the game.

It’s difficult to name a Man of the Match after probably the worst performance of the season so far, but for me it’s Ben Chilwell.