Leicester 2, Leeds 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers shuffled his line-up as James Maddison were absent, giving starts to Dennis Praet and Jamie Vardy as his team looked defensively more robust.

Leeds were lively from start but it was Leicester who opened the score after 16 minutes seeing Robin Koch scoring in his own net from a Dennis Praet cross.

Leeds had a few spins and showed promise again, but failed at the final hurdle as most of their domination in play never materialised in any quality finishes.

Wout Faes and Daniel Amartey, together with Timothy Castagne and James Justin looked as a well balanced back four and hopefully Brendan Rodgers will settle his system as he have preferred this in his recent line-up’s.

Leicester kept momentum as Bouba Soumare and Youri Tielemans had controll in the middle, Praet and Dewsbury-Hall sprinting up and down running their socks off in this first half. They were all rewarded with a new and fantastic goal in the 35th minute.

Leicester rolled up fantastic, as the ball in the end was passed from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to Harvey Barnes, who had no problem putting the ball in the net behind Illan Meslier.

Leicester were 2-0 up and as we have seen earlier in the season makes it obvious that this team is a climber in the league as weaker teams are in front at this point.

2nd half became a more of a still water happening as Leicester looked controlled and it looks as if the set piece coach has been of great use as defending looks much better. Danny Ward managed to keep a clean sheet for the third time this season and his goalkeeping looks better and better game by game.

Leeds put a bit of pressure on Leicester, but changes done by Brendan Rodgers also giving minutes to Daka, Mendy, Iheanacho and Perez shows that this team is much more than just James Maddison.

Jamie Vardy and Dennis Praet both contributed well and shows they are Premier League quality and should start games going forward, also great work from KDH as he rans his yards out there, sometimes his skills on the ball could have been better, but still he shows great mentality and that counts.

Wout Faes also had a grand 2nd half showing he is resolute and a great reader of the game and his tackles today were 100%, quality player.

  • Positives
    • Wout Faes settling in as a stalwart in defense
    • Keeping a lead and a clean sheet
    • Brendan Rodgers again getting his tactics correct
    • A good team battle performance
  • Negatives
    • A lot of terrible passing at times
    • Subs coming on must work harder
    • Yellow card on Tielemans and Soumare

Player Ratings: Ward 6, Justin 6, Castagne 6, Amartey 6, Faes 8, Soumare 6, Tielemans 6, Praet 6, Vardy 6, Barnes 7, Dewsbury-Hall 7, Subs: Daka, Iheanacho, Perez, Mendy

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wout Faes

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 47 / 53
  • Corners: 2 / 9
  • Shots on target: 1 / 2
  • Fouls: 15 / 11

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