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

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Brendan Rodgers made two changes from the line-up vs. Man City giving starts to Soumare and Daka. Soyuncu was not in the squad and Vardy placed on the bench. Leicester looked solid from the start and the presence for Wout Faes becomes more and more vital for Leicester, his performance today was massive.

Everton at home is a very difficult opponent but Leicester managed to keep them quiet from start as their attempts were soft and Danny Ward looks as if he has grown into the shotstopper this club is looking for.

Great credit to Brendan Rodgers on how he know looks to have changed a struggling unit to one with great confidence and the ability to do what is needed to bring in poinst to the bag.

James Maddison is always dangerous. leaving him out of site will punish you and today he was second on both goals, being that key man that gives Leicester a special edge, and when other players follows you have a growing unit.

Leicester left it late in first half when Youri Tielemans picked up a pass from James Maddison and hammered a volley in goal from outside the penalty box, a perfect placed and balanced shot from the Belgian international.

Coming out second half Leicester kept on working hard on all battles were fought in every area. KDH ran his socks of as he always does and going a bit empty, but still he put on a shift few others are capable of. A strong performance in the back line from all players and of course looking at the solidity of Danny Ward is just all credit to Brendan Rodgers who kept faith in his goalkeeper as most others would have thrown Danny under the boat after the first games this season.

James Maddison tested England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford a number of times, but his shots were either saved or went wide. Then to see him setting up Harvey Barnes for the 2nd and final goal of the game, made it all a perfect evening at Goodison Park.

This was the best performance by a Leicester team this season against a team that seldom gives away much at home and to see Leicester breaking them down with patient work in the back, solid display in midfield and cleverness up front.

Leicester made a huge climb in the league table moving above Everton and at present on 13th place, next up is West Ham, also an away fixture, and hopefully we will see another lift at London Stadium.

  • Positives
    • Amartey and Faes looks as a solid unit
    • Great team work and Maddison getting better and better, he will be a sensation in the World Cup
    • Danny Ward again having a solid performance
    • Youri Tielemans again going in front as captain, and his goal was just another fantastic happening
    • Winnig away and keeping a clean sheet, fantastic
    • Perfect planned changes from Brendan Rodgers
    • More possession away than the home team, very solid
  • Negatives
    • Today, no negatives

Player Ratings: Ward 7, Justin 7, Castagne 6, Amartey 7, Faes 8, Soyuncu 7, Tielemans 8, Maddison 8, Daka 6, Barnes 7, Dewsbury-Hall 7, Subs: Vardy, Ndidi, Albrighton, Mendy

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 49 / 51
  • Corners: 8 / 3
  • Shots on target: 2 / 8
  • Fouls: 9 / 5

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