Former foxes all around, updates on several, including Slimani, Mahrez and Zieler

Embed from Getty Images

The season has started all around Europe and a lot of former foxes have of course been in action, we have taken a look around.

N’Gole Kantè is in blistering form with Chelsea, but his teammate Danny Drinkwater has not been involved at all so far. Kantè with 3 league appearances and a goal, Drinkwater was rumoured to be on his way out, but nothing has happened.

Andrej Kramaric was not in the Hoffenheim squad playing Bayern Munich in the first Bundesliga game of the season, he will probably soon be back.

Embed from Getty Images

Patrick Van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp are both playing regularly for Crystal Palace and been in the team for all games so fra in the Premier League. Schlupp has also scored a goal in the away win v. Fulham.

Birmingham City based defender Michael Morrison has been in great form for The Blues and played in all five fixtures so far.

Riyad Mahrez who left Leicester City for record fee in the summer has so far been in action in all games for his Manchester City, but was left on the bench in the latest 6-1 win at home to Huddersfield Town.

On the opposite side you found Ben Hamer, who has had a difficult start to his life with The Terriers, letting in 9 goals in his first two starts. In the 0-0 draw against Cardiff City he had to leave the field after 13 minutes.

Former foxes at Cardiff City Lee Peltier and Sol Bamba have both been in action in the Premier League, Peltier with one appearance and Bamba in the team in all three so far.

George Thomas, currently on loan at Scunthorpe, has played in all four league games so far, but yet to score. Scunthorpe are currently 18 with 5 points in their first four games.

Bolton Wanderers have a couple of former foxes, newly signed Jack Hobbs, not been involved so far, and goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, who is a steady first choice and played in all five games so far.

Embed from Getty Images

Stuttgart started their Bundesliga season last weekend, with Ron-Robert Zieler in goal, but they had to see Mainz winning 1-0. Not a great start for Islam Slimani and his Fenerbahce who have lost their two first games. Both games ending in a 0-1 defeat, and no goals so far for Islam Slimani.

Former fox Tom Lawrence has so far scored three goals in five for Frank Lampard and his Derby County, currently in the play-off zone. David Nugent has one in four and newly signed Martyn Waghorn has not yet scored but played two games so far.

Burnley has struggled a bit in the season opening, and despite being involved in all Premier League games, Chris Wood is without a goal so far. Former loanee Ben Mee has also appeared in all three Premier League games.

Nick Powell, who spent a time on loan at Leicester City in 2014-15, has so far contributed well for Wigan in the season opening, helping his team with a great wins against Stoke (3-0) and Sheffield Wednesday, scoring in the 3-2 win.

Richard Stearman is in full action with his Sheffield United and so far played in three of the first Championship fixtures. Goalkeeper Conrad Logan has been a bit in and out of the Mansfield Town team, played three fixtures so far.

For a list of all former foxes and their clubs, look here

Fleetwood player ratings and match report, odd and not so odd facts about retiring Leicester City star

Embed from Getty Images

Leicester City played two games last evening / night, first the U.23 was in action against Blackburn, then the first team played Fleetwood in the Carabao Cup 2nd round

Claude Puel was seen at both places and he must have been pleased with the afternoon, first the U.23 hammered Blackburn 3-1 and then Fleetwood was smashed even harder, with a comfortable 4-0 win in the end.

Embed from Getty Images

Jamie Vardy, suspended for red cards at the moment, also announced yesterday that he will retire from the international arena. We have put together a list of odd and not so odd facts about the fairytale of his life so far.

The match report and game summaries are all updated from our site, the match summary from the Fleetwood and Blackburn game, the current tables and everything about Leicester FC, look here. For the Fleetwood match report, look here.

Embed from Getty Images

Ceck all our updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, always something new added at Pinterest as well, all of it updated from one place, look here

Hopefully you will follow us in all channels, new and interesting updates every week, do as other fans does, keep in touch!

 

Leicester 4, Fleetwood 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Embed from Getty Images

Leicester were up against Fleetwood at home in the 2nd round of the Carabao Cup, and of course favorites, but we all knew that Claude Puel would do changes to his starting line up.

Nice to see Christian Fuchs in the team, a good player and a great person, and to see him scoring after only 8 minutes and starting brilliantly in his first game of the season. Wes Morgan was partnered by Jonny Evans in the central defence, with Daniel Amartey playing at right back.

Maguire and Pereira were both rested, so was Ndidi and Mendy, with Iborra and Silva playing in the central midfield positions. Ghezzal was given his first start and out on the other flank it was again a place for Marc Albrighton, and with Okazaki partnering Iheanacho up front.

Embed from Getty Images

Ward was given a chance to play, with Jakupovic filling the cover role when Kasper Schmeichel was having a rest. Before the first half was over, Leicester had scored another goal this time from Vicente Iborra.

Fleetwood never became a treath and just after the start of second half it was again time for a goal, with Kelechi Iheanacho converting. Iheanacho was taken off just minutes after giving Demarai Gray a few minutes.

Embed from Getty Images

Leicester controlled everything and the new man from Monaco, Rachid Ghezzal scored with a nice shot, reminding people of Riyad Mahrez, both players are Algeria internationals and maybe Ghezzal can get close to Mahrez in performance, then City fans will be satisfied.

Diabate replaced Ghezzal after 77 minutes and Filip Benkovic was also given his first team debut by Claude Puel, coming in for Wes Morgan after 62 minutes. According to reports from the ground, this was a very solid performance and they player given the chance really grabbed it.

Mendy, Knight, Maddison and Jakupovic were the unused subs. Puel who reached the final of this cup in the 2016-17 season is eager to get good results and his way of fielding the team against Fleetwood shows his ambition.

  • Positvies:
    • Winning at home convincingly, well balanced line-up
    • Amartey getting a real chance to show his worth, Puel must be a great believer
    • Wes Morgan leads with example, important move to keep him in the team
    • Albrighton again showed his worth, great pass to Iheanacho on his goal
    • Fuchs, what a goal, and also assisting on Iborra’s goal
    • Ghezzal with a great goal, nice performance in his starting debut
    • Iheanacho as a single forward gets on the score sheet
  • Negatives:
    • Iborra getting a yellow card
    • King and Simpson not even named on the bench

Player Ratings: Ward 6. Amartey 6, Fuchs 7, Morgan 6, Evans 6, Iborra 7, Silva 7, Albrighton 7, Ghezzal 8, Okazaki 6, Iheanacho 6, Subs: Gray, Benkovic, Diabate

Match Stats: H/A

  • Possession: 72 / 28
  • Corners: 9 / 2
  • Shots on target: 7 / 1
  • Shots wide: 3 / 1
  • Fouls: 7 / 10
  • Offsides: 2 / 2

 

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑