Leicester City picked up three points against Cardiff City on an emotional day. The team came together in an impressive manner to honor the late chairman Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Demarai Gray’s 55th minute goal would be enough to earn the points for the Foxes.
Kasper Schmeichel - 7.5
Kept a dangerous chance out late on and showed his bravery throughout.
Ricardo Pereira - 7
Returned to the right back role and contributed a bit of everything. Finished the day with five tackles and four interceptions.
Wes Morgan - 7.5
The captain came back into the XI for this difficult occasion and played his heart out. Amassed two interceptions and eleven clearances.
Harry Maguire - 6
An unfortunate injury forced him to come off the pitch in the 26th minute.
Ben Chilwell - 8
Chilly’s wonderful run of form continued as he once again made the game his own. His cross for Gray’s goal was flawless.
Marc Albrighton - 7.5
As always, ran hard in every direction and whipped in a number of dangerous crosses. Was heavily involved in much of the build-up to City’s attacks.
Nampalys Mendy - 7
Once again was on-hand for timely interventions and tidy passing. Completed 61 passes on about 93 percent accuracy.
Wilfred Ndidi - 8
Wilf was seemingly in the middle of everything on the day. He did his usual defensive duties with one tackle, three interceptions, and seven clearances, but added to that with two key passes and two shots. One of those key passes was an impressively calm delivery to put Vardy through on goal on a counter.
Demarai Gray - 7.5
Not always at his sharpest but still made a difference with his moments of inspiration, most notably the goal that will undoubtedly be remembered in history for the emotional weight it carried.
James Maddison - 7.5
Even on a day where his influence didn’t seem to be at its highest he amassed four key passes. He’s always a positive force in attack.
Jamie Vardy - 7
It wasn’t his most clinical day as he was unable to finish a clear chance after being played through by Wilf, but should have had a goal nonetheless. Had a shot cleared off the line by Sol Bamba’s arm, but what should have been a penalty and a red card went uncalled.
Jonny Evans - 7
Came on for Maguire n the first half and held firm.
Danny Simpson - 6
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was the return of Danny Simpson. Maybe wasn’t at his sharpest with the ball but wasn’t asked to do much with it anyway.
Vicente Iborra - 6
Came on in the 81st minute and wasn’t tasked with much. Had just six touches in his limited minutes.
It was an all-around special occasion. The circumstances were both tragic and beautiful thanks to some touching tributes from the players and supporters.
The final scoreline of 1-0 could have been different, but in the end it wouldn’t matter. Every single member of Leicester City was impressive on the day for how they handled the occasion on and off the pitch. Ben Chilwell was once again the MOTM on the pitch (his fourth of the season), but everybody deserved plaudits.