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Premier League Player Ratings: Leicester City 1 - 2 Everton

One player’s mistake cost the team a chance at three important points.

Leicester City v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

A win could have put Leicester City sixth in the table, but instead it was three points dropped to Everton, who happen to be one of the team’s biggest competitors for position this season.

Kasper Schmeichel - 6

Struggled early on and couldn’t get a firm hand on Bernard’s cross for the opening goal, but couldn’t really be blamed for Sigurdsson’s late worldie.

Daniel Amartey - 6.5

It was mostly a solid defensive day for Amartey as he tallied three tackles, two interceptions, and seven clearances, but he was bamboozled by Bernard in the build-up to Everton’s opener. He also had a crucial chance to level the game in extra time, but headed the ball wide.

Wes Morgan - 4

His speed - or lack thereof - is becoming a real issue. He couldn’t keep up with opponents and resorted to calculated fouls. Unfortunately, he probably was guilty of one too many as the referee sent him off for a rather weak foul. Still, giving the referee a decision to make (again) was pointless and probably cost the team all three points.

Leicester City v Everton FC - Premier League
Wes Morgan briefly forgetting what kind of football he was playing.
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Harry Maguire - 7

He wasn't as dominant as he was a week ago against Newcastle, but he held up well and completed 10 clearances and blocked three shots.

Ben Chilwell - 7.5

He seems to be thriving with Maddison drifting in from the left. He looked explosive coming forward and sturdy in defense despite all the ground he had to cover.

Wilfred Ndidi - 7

He completed three tackles and three clearances, but his pass accuracy was down at 75 percent on the day.

Nampalys Mendy - 7.5

Another characteristically well-rounded performance from Papy, including good work to start the break that resulted in City’s goal by making a pass even though he was on the ground.

Ricardo Pereira - 7.5

He was also bamboozled by Bernard for Everton’s first, but redeemed himself with a stunning goal on the counter. He also made four tackles from his position on the wing.

Kelechi Iheanacho - 6

He struggled to get involved and had a few bad touches when he did, but still managed to get an assist by leading Pereira with a solid pass.

James Maddison - 6

Madders was nowhere near his best on the day and his lack of influence was noticeable. Some rest would probably do him some good, but instead he’ll be making his senior debut for England during the international break.

Jamie Vardy - 5.5

The service wasn’t always there for him on the day, but he did blow a golden opportunity with an uncharacteristically poor finish.

Marc Albrighton - 5

Came on for Iheanacho in the 66th minute after Morgan’s dismissal, but didn’t contribute any defensive interventions and misplaced a few of his only passes.

Rachid Ghezzal - 5.5

Came on for Maddison in the 79th minute and you’d be forgiven if you didn’t remember him having a touch. In fact, there were only six of them and they were mostly uneventful - though he did whip in a solid corner that reached Amartey’s head in the box.

Shinji Okazaki - N/A

I try to gave ratings to substitutes, but an 85th minute cameo with just one touch to his name didn’t leave much to judge.

City’s performance with 11 men on the field was encouraging and seemed like it was destined to result in three points. Unfortunately, Morgan’s second yellow cost them the game.

The Fosse Posse Man of the Match designation for the game had a few worthy contenders; most notably Papy Mendy, Ben Chilwell, and Ricardo Pereira. Their performances were all positive despite the loss, but Ricardo’s beautiful run and goal were enough enough to separate him from the rest.