Leicester City 3 Zorya Luhansk 0
Now that is how you hit the ground running in Europa League! It took some time for the Foxes to get going, but once they stumbled across the goal line, the levy was breached and the rain kept falling.
Kasper Schmeichel 5/10
He only faced two shots on target, so it was a slow day at the office for Kasper. But there was a brief moment where he kicked the ball directly at a man in white, and he was almost chipped from outside the box. We were up 1-0 at the time, and had our luck followed usual trends, we might be looking at a different scoreline. Thankfully, we don’t live in if-and-or-but-land, so a cleansheet it was!
Timothy Castagne 6/10
He hasn’t been as dynamic since his incredible start in the maroon colors of Leicester City, but he was solid again today. He had some great chances to put the ball into the box, which could come good once Islam Slimani is a target for him.
Wes Fofana 8/10
Why is it that some players join the team, and the fans just immediately fall in love with him? That’s little Wes to the T. Everything he does seems positive, and is a great distributor from the back. It’s like he went to the Youri Tielemans school of passing.
Jonny Evans 8/10
Old reliable was at it again today, and did everything he needed to for the clean sheet. He had 1 tackle, 2 interceptions, and 2 clearances. He even managed a shot. If you can call it that :D
Christian Fuchs 6/10
He didn’t do anything wrong, so this is a positive 6/10, but you could tell there was plenty of rust there for the old stalwart at LB. He completed a team high 60 passes, with 80% accuracy.
Youri Tielemans 6/10
Brendan did my boy dirty once more sitting him way too deep in the first half. I never want to see Namplays Mendy higher up the pitch than Youri, unless he’s on a breakaway and slipping in Jamie Vardy for a tap in. I get that Brendan wants Mendy higher up the pitch to win the ball back through pressing, but it hasn’t worked yet, so let the Belgian push up higher to create!
Namplays Mendy 6/10
It really bugs me that he and Youri had the same amount of passes, 45, today. I feel like he got more defensive in the second half, which was good. I understand he’s doing the job he’s asked to, but I don’t have to like it!
Dennis Praet 7/10
He worked a shift on the RW that I’m glad he’s willing to do to put James Maddison back in the center of the field. We are blessed with some serious talent at CM, but I don’t think playing all three of them at the same time is the way to go.
James Maddison 8/10
He scored a goal only Pipo Inzaghi could be proud of, but he won’t care the slightest. Getting his first goal in Europe is a huge accomplishment for him and I hope he scores loads more this season!
Harvey Barnes 10/10
HE HAS ARRIVED! Harvey Barnes goal was smoother than Tim Meadows portrayal of The Ladies Man. It most certainly won’t get anywhere near the amount of credit it deserves, because he ins’t a crybaby in a cazoo shirt, or play for a London club renowned for choking. Keep doing your thing Harvey and be like Brandon, blocking out the haters.
Kelechi Iheanacho 10/10
Two Assists. One Goal. #EndSARS