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Premier League Player Ratings: Leicester City 1 - 2 Burnley

The Foxes folded in what will likely be a season-defining loss.

Burnley v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Leicester City is left with little to play for after Saturday’s deflating loss to Burnley. The Clarets took a strong two goal lead within the first 10 minutes that proved to be too much to overcome despite a second-half goal from the Foxes providing a fleeting glimmer of hope.


Kasper Schmeichel - 6

He couldn’t have done much about either of the goals and even made a save on the first one before the deflection cruelly played the ball back to Chris Wood’s feet. He also had to be subbed off with injury in the 85th minute after being fouled.

Danny Simpson - 4

Made the rather boneheaded mistake of playing a weak back-heel to Kasper that resulted in his injury, and also seemed lost on the corner that resulted in Burnley’s second goal.

Wes Morgan - 4

Another game with a huge mistake that resulted in a goal for the opposition. Played the ball straight into the defense for Burnley’s first.

Harry Maguire - 6

Held his own for the most part defensively and was a threat with his head in the dying minutes. He also played a beautiful cross into Vardy further showing his versatility.

Ben Chilwell - 6

Didn’t have too much to do defensively after the early slow start but seemed threatening in attack. Was responsible for one of City’s brightest moves with an explosion past his defender and an accurate cross to follow.

Riyad Mahrez - 6

It wasn't a consistent performance but he did come incredibly close to scoring twice and pass more accurately than most of the team.

Adrien Silva - 5

It was a rough follow-up to a Man of the Match performance a week ago. His passing was very poor in the first-half, but he salvaged it with a few key passes in the second.

Hamza Choudhury - 6

The youngster looks at home with the first-team. He was strong defensively with three tackles to his name.

Demarai Gray - 6

Looked good on the ball when he got it and provided a perfect cross to Mahrez’s header that nearly scored.

Shinji Okazaki - 5

Another game where he was almost completely uninvolved. He has struggled to assert himself since his return form injury.

Jamie Vardy - 7

Once again proved that all he needs is one good look with his feet and he’ll bury it.

Kelechi Iheanacho - 7

He (surprisingly) continues to be a better link with Vardy than anyone else. Did extremely well to drive the ball from the halfway line to the box and play Vardy in on his goal.

Burnley v Leicester City - Premier League
Don’t cry Kelechi, you did everything you could.
Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Fousseni Diabaté - 6

Started the aforementioned counter with a beautiful one-touch through ball to free Iheanacho.

Ben Hamer - 5

Barely had a touch in his limited minutes at the end of the game.


Europa League dreams are officially dead. This was probably the biggest Premier League match of the season for the Foxes and it ended in disappointment. Still, the play of Kelechi Iheanacho was a positive and it earned him a Man of the Match designation despite only playing the second half.