The Foxes ran rampant against Wolves in a 4-0 victory on Sunday that saw four different goal scorers. In one of the best performances of the season, we saw Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, and (finally) Jamie Vardy all contribute with goals. Those four goals, along with a third clean sheet in as many games saw the Foxes jump out of the bottom three. With that being said, the game is pretty easy when every shot a team takes ends up in the back of the net. Lets get to the match ratings from yours truly.
Danny Ward: This was probably his best game of the season so far. According to our own Jake Lawson, “very much the Wales Ward instead of the Leicester Ward.” I couldn’t agree more. He made two very good saves, and came off his line for corners and crosses. Well done. 8.
Timothy Castagne: Early on looked a mess. Gave the ball away in dangerous positions and was seemingly found out of position on the defensive side far too often. But, he grew into the game, produced a few good blocks and then got the assist for Vardy’s goal. 7.
Daniel Amartey: For once, I don’t have anything bad to say about him. He Dealt with Costa well, played the ball out from the back well. Even with Evans returning soon, his performances have been promising. 7.
Wout Faes: Four clean sheets in six appearances is hard to argue with and he continues to show why, despite the circumstances, he is a solid signing. Defensively he was solid alongside Amartey, but the distribution needs some work still. Some of the long switches he tried to play were just unnecessary. However, he is still only 24 years old. Paying only $15 million for him looks to be a bargain at the moment. Would we be in a better spot with Fofana in his spot? Hard to say.
James Justin: Dealt with Traore well, even though the first 15 minutes or so were a bit tough for him. He probably had the most important block of the game too, shutting down Costa at the far post off a set piece.
Boubakary Soumare: Not much of note, but that isn’t always a bad thing. He was loose with his passes early on, but as he grew into the game he looked a good player. He’s just so tough to get the ball from. He is so physically strong, so good with the ball in tight spaces. 6.5.
Youri Tielemans: I mean, that hit from him is just ridiculous. Unstoppable. Another one for the collection I suppose. With Ndidi out, his role has been much more defensive than in years past and he did well. Worked hard and made some important interventions. 8.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall: I just cannot wrap my head around how this guy runs as hard as he does. He is an absolute workhorse in midfield. He seems to have recovered from the midweek match and worked so hard, making dangerous runs, and playing that lovely 1-2 with Barnes. With that being said, his decision making in the final third let the side down at times. 7.
James Maddison: Playing off the right, his role early on was much more defensive, being tasked with tracking runs. But as we all know, he is much better through the middle, and as soon as he moved centrally he became the player we all know he is and got his goal. Imagine if we had a right winger and he could play centrally all the time? 7.
Patson Daka: Really looks to be crafted from the same cloth as Vardy. The pressure he puts on a back 4 with his pressing is unbelievable. With that being said his passing and decision-making still needs a bit of work. 6.
Harvey Barnes: Direct with his passing and dribbling as always, always looking to get in behind. His goal was a classic Barnes goal as well. 7.
Papy Mendy: A good appearance from him. He helped Leicester wrestle control of midfield to help see out the game. He was tidy with his passing and did well defensively. 7.
Dennis Praet: May have felt hard done to not start this one after his performance against Leeds. He wasn’t that involved when he did come on, as much of the action took place on the other flank. He did make the interception that led to the fourth goal though. 6.
Jamie Vardy: Feels good to see that name on the scoresheet again. He was caught offside a few times, but that is to be expected with how he plays. 6.5.
Marc Albrighton: Deployed on the opposite side from where he normally is, and you could tell he wasn’t quite comfortable. 5.
Luke Thomas: Not enough time to make an impact.
Brendan Rodgers: Seems to have turned things around for the time being. With no Ndidi or Evans, this has been an encouraging run of form, and his decisions seem to be working. 7.
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