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Premier League Player Ratings: Leicester City 2 - 0 Watford

A game marked by goals from one of the club’s greatest players and another who has the talent to reach that level

Leicester City v Watford FC - Premier League Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Leicester City took down Watford 2-0 in a game that felt like a strange mirror of how most City games have gone this year. The win was an important one, too, as it moved the Foxes ahead of both Watford and Bournemouth to eighth in the table.

Kasper Schmeichel - 7

Somehow the Hornets did not have a shot on target in the entire game. Still, Kasper managed to deal with crosses well and helped push the team forward with some aggressive passing.

Ricardo Pereira - 8.5

Brace yourselves for these unbelievable stats: Ricardo made four tackles, three interceptions and fifteen clearances! He also had one key pass on the other end. It was a complete performance for the Portuguese right-back.

Wes Morgan - 7

The captain held firm once again and made three interceptions and seven clearances of his own.

Jonny Evans - 7

Added nine clearances to to the massive total of the backline.

Ben Chilwell - 7.5

Was also steady in defense with four clearances and added a perfect pass to Vardy that set him free and resulted in the penalty and opening goal.

Nampalys Mendy - 8

Papy was seemingly everywhere he needed to be and stopped a number of dangerous looking Watford attacks.

Wilfred Ndidi - 7.5

Perhaps wasn’t at his best in possession but was an absolute menace defensively. He was credited with three interceptions, five clearances, and eight tackles.

Marc Albrighton - 7.5

He wasn't a constant threat in attack, but he made the most of a big moment with a sensational delivery to James Maddison for the second goal. He also contributed five tackles and three interceptions.

James Maddison - 8.5

He was dangerous for much of the match and scored an absolutely stunning worldie. His touch and control set up his volley was simply unreal.

Demarai Gray - 7

He is seemingly adding more defensive effort to his game (three tackles) and still looks to push the team forward with his dribbling. Came close to scoring with a thunderous shot that came off the woodwork.

Jamie Vardy - 8

Looks to be back to his best after a returning from his groin injury. He ran as hard as ever and earned a penalty with his movement. He also smashed the penalty home for the opening goal.

Çağlar Söyüncü - 7

Came on in the 68th minute and wasn’t involved much but did well when he was. He had one brave sideways dribble away from an onrushing opponent that reminded of Harry Maguire.

Kelechi Iheanacho - 6

Subbed on for Vardy in the 71st minute but struggled to make much of a difference as the Foxes were just aiming to hold on at that point.

Vicente Iborra - 6

The third and final sub in the 83rd minute. Didn’t have much of a chance to do much and finished with just three touches.

The Foxes walked away with a much-needed win and a boost of confidence. With the weekend of games over they sit eight in the table and just one point back of sixth.

While Ricardo, Papy, and Vardy (among others) all had great games, only one Fox could claim Man of the Match. The Fosse Posse MOTM once again belongs to James Maddison for his attacking influence and, of course, his ridiculous goal.