Play Ratings : Leicester
Poor performance once again, however some stinking performances stood out more than others…
Lee Grant – 7
Left with little chance of saving both the N’Didi and Vardy strikes. Some good reflexes in making some close range saves and did well to push a couple of long range efforts around the post, distribution wasn’t too bad. Definitely made up for his shocker from the Chelsea game.
Glen Johnson – 4
Not sure were to start with this, was torn apart by Gray, couldn’t find a man when trying to help out with an attack, pathetic defending for Vardy’s goal, stared at the ball and allowed Vardy to get goal side. Terrible, Hughes certainly needs to look into our full back situation (We’ll get to Pieters)
Ryan Shawcross – 6
Picked up a stupid yellow card going in dangerously late on Gray, done the basics alright with his clearances,blocks and interceptions but struggled to deal with the pace Leicester have.
Bruno Martins Indi – 7
The better of the back four once again, very good on the ball and some solid defending at times to prevent things for getting even worse. Again, struggled to deal with the pace of Leicester although did deal with it better than his defensive partner. Not so dominant in the air, got beat a few times up there.
Eric Pieters – 5
Two Pathetic attempts at a headed cleared that should’ve ended in a Leicester goals in the first half, struggled with the basics, Mahrez caused numerous issues for him and got caught out of position a few too many times. Eric Pieters continues to add to his consistently poor performances.
Marko Arnautovic – 7
Looked our biggest threat throughout, put one on a plate for Crouch who put it wide. Shafted out of a goal with a bizarre offside decision.
Glenn Whelan – 6
Gave the ball away which ended up with Leicester’s first and provided little protection to the back four, another painful performance to watch from Whelan. Shows how much we need Cameron, the two are multiple levels apart.
Joe Allen – 7
Slow to close down N’Didi who unleashed one in the top corner. Did graft well and made some important tackles, pretty good on the ball but struggled to make any significant impact.
Ramadan Sobhi – 7
Created a couple chances and looked threatening at times with some lovely runs. Remained positive all game.
Johnathan Walters – 6
Used his strength and held the ball up well, like others, made no impact in the time he had.
Saido Berahino – 4
Grafted but did nothing. Made no impact at all. Had a shot that was the easiest save Schmeichel made all day.
Mame Diouf – 5
Subbed on as per usual, ran around for 20 minutes. Other than a lovely ball in that Crouch should’ve buried, did nothing.
Peter Crouch – 4
Should’ve scored twice with Diouf and Arnie putting it on a plate for him and had a header from a corner saved easily.
Charlie Adam – 5
Came on for 20 minutes, had the right idea in putting the ball into the box although due to his lack of technical ability he couldn’t actually pick out a teammate.
Mark Hughes – 0
Got the formation and tactics wrong. No game plan and couldn’t motivate the players. Manager rating will be a regular thing from now on just so I can express my frustration at Hughes still being employed.
Anyway, tell us what you agreed but more interestingly disagree with! If there is anything else you’d like to see dropped into this blog, again, be sure to let me know!
By Glenn Urwin (@GlennUrwin_)
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