Things are not going well for Leicester City at the moment. A 1-1 draw with Stoke City marked four straight Premier League matches without a win. Once again the Foxes appeared to have the upper hand for much of the match only to come away with little to show for it.
Kasper Schmeichel - 6
He didn’t make any mistakes in the shot stopping department like he did against Manchester City, but his distribution was a bit off again.
Danny Simpson - 7
As always it was a steady performance that won’t show much in the stats. He regularly covers for teammates who find themselves out of position and this was no different.
Wes Morgan - 6
It was a mostly solid return to league action for the skipper, but perhaps he should have closed in on Xherdan Shaqiri rather than allow him enough space to shoot from distance.
Harry Maguire - 8
Maguire is invaluable. Once again he was a force at the back and a boost going forward. He even did extremely well to beat a defender and get a shot off in the box, only to be robbed by the post.
Ben Chilwell - 6
It was a mixed performance for Chilwell. He pushed forward and threatened down the left flank, but also gave the ball away too frequently and didn’t contribute much in defense.
Riyad Mahrez - 8
The Magician was a creative force throughout the match. He routinely skipped past defenders (was fouled five times) and created chances. Unlucky not to get a goal with his late strike.
Wilfred Ndidi - 5
A difficult performance to judge. The stats show he was still involved with nine aerial duels won, four tackles, two clearances, and two blocks, but he looked a step slow and this showed in the fact that he committed three fouls. Oh yea, there was also that time he was dispossessed which led to Stoke’s goal.
Matty James - 6
It was a controversial performance by a player who is becoming a polarizing figure for fans. He didn’t make many mistakes with the ball at his feet and was clean with his passing, but wasn’t heavily involved and didn’t make much of a discernible impact.
Marc Albrighton - 7
He was as industrious as ever on both ends of the pitch. He also whipped in 15 dangerous crosses, one of which was a bullet that Jack Butland fumbled into the net.
Demarai Gray - 6
He was sparsely involved but showed some positive signs when he got the ball in stride and caused enough problems to be fouled three times.
Jamie Vardy - 6
Speaking of sparsely involved. Vardy’s goal-scoring streak ended with a thud as he had very few chances to make an impact.
Fousseni Diabaté - 7
The sub came in and made an immediate impact. He was involved in some linkup play during the late flurry of chances, and stretched the defense with his runs and pace.
Kelechi Iheanacho - 5
In contrast to Diabaté, he came on and was anonymous. Touched the ball a handful of times and didn’t do much in the process.
Both teams will likely feel like it was two points dropped for different reasons, but it was the Foxes who had the larger share of both posession and chances. Riyad Mahrez did his best to try and lift LCFC to the victory and earned Man of the Match for his efforts.