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Match Ratings: Leicester City vs Wolves

They huffed, puffed, and couldn’t blow the house down.

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Leicester City 1 Wolves 0

We’ve heard about the tactical genius of Nuno Herlander Simões Espírito Santo, but he’s not so good at bringing down the brick house of Fofana, Evans and Fuchs, is he?! Who’s Clever Maria, now? Strange Portuguese tales aside, Wolves offered very little today, and outside of an amazing Kasper Schmeichel save, did not deserve to share or take home the spoils.

Kasper Schmeichel 10/10

He was breathtakingly good today. He’s on back to back clean sheets and has clearly been getting my letters in the post.

Christian Fuchs 9/10

He was IMMENSE today. He was the POTM on whoscored and was so close to having a goal as well today. His defensive contributions were so vital and he managed 3 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 6 clearances.

Wesley Fofana 100/10

It is with deep shame and regret that I forgot my man of the match in the original writing of this. So he gets a 100 and I get the sack.

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“Hello? Maldini? Leicester have signed your equal.”
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Jonny Evans 9/10

It really sucks he seemed to re-injure his back, but he had another classic Evans game today. He had 5 clearances and 2 tackles and also could’ve had a goal from a corner. But everyone knows we don’t score from corners.

James Justin 9/10 at RB 7/10 at LB

JJ had an interesting game today. He started at RB and switched to LB when Luke Thomas went off at half time. You could really tell how comfortable he was being back on the right, linking well with Dennis Praet and James Maddison. When he switched to the left, his passing accuracy dipped and if Wolves were better, might’ve done something with those chances.

Luke Thomas 6/10

It was not Luke’s best game for us today, and when you look at the stats, you can tell why he was yanked at half. He did not have a defensive contribution statistically. His passing accuracy was 53%, and was dispossessed twice. He did complete one dribble, which is positive. His chances will be further limited once our core of Ricardo and Castagne are healthy, but with the amount of games still to come, he’ll certainly get another chance to impress.

Youri Tielemans 7/10

Youri has become so consistent lately and its such a treat to see. He’s grown so much since first joining the club and as well as being our record signing, he’s also stolen our hearts.

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Namplays Mendy 8/10

Another excellent game for Mendy! It has been incredible to watch his new stint as the main CDM in Wilfred Ndidi’s injury absence. Brendan Rodgers has him trying to press and win the ball earlier in the press and did well doing that today. He had 2 tackles and 1 clearance to go with 74 passes of which 2 were accurate long balls.

Dennis Praet 8/10

He looked much better today than his last time out, but I’m assuming that was a lot in part of him returning from injury. He put a great shift in running on and off the ball, always providing an outlet for both our right backs.

James Maddison 8/10

Leicester’s #10 whipped in a team high 6 crosses of which only 1 was accurate. He did have 2 key passes and 2 dribbles. About the only thing Wolves did well today was surround him when he had the ball, and still Madders was able to break through and be a provider. He also had a team high 4 tackles!

Jamie Vardy 9/10

For not getting much service today, mainly because of how compact we were in the midfield, Vardy had a good game despite the second penalty miss. I was never good at taking penalties, so I won’t judge him for it being saved. It was still better than Ademola Lookman’s for Fulham, who made Yann Kermogrant’s look good.