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“Quieter than usual”- Leicester City player ratings against Chelsea

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Leicester City welcomed Chelsea on Saturday at the King Power Stadium and both sides picked up equal one point, as the clash eneded with 2-2.

There were no goals in the first half,  and the score was opnened in the second half as the Blues’ Antonio Rudiger netted for side in the 46′.

However, the Foxes’ Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell scored for their side just a few minutes later.

Rudiger scored a double- making both sides ending the clash with 2-2 draw.

After the match Brendan Rodgers’ side are 3rd at the Premier League with 49 points, while Chelsea are 4th – having 8 points less than the Foxes.

Here is Leicester player ratings from the game:

Kasper Schmeichel: It’s becoming a running theme that his distribution isn’t up to scratch and it was the same against Chelsea, with passes going astray. Hesitated for Rudiger’s first goal, and didn’t have too many saves to make beyond that. 4

Ricardo Pereira: A quiet game by the Portuguese’s standards, with his link-up play not quite as accurate as usual. He still showed some nice touches when dribbling forward and didn’t have a great deal of defensive work to do, with Chelsea attacking down the other flank. 5

Jonny Evans: City’s best player in the first half as he made three vital clearances from dangerous crosses and then threw his body in the way of a Mount shot. Kept his form up in the second half, but did miss a golden chance late on. 8

Caglar Soyuncu: Made silly decisions in the first period, including a back-heel deep inside his own half, but improved after the break, showing his strength and popping up in the right place at the right time to stop Chelsea attacks. 5

Ben Chilwell: Played a few slack passes in the first half, but attacked very well in the second, playing some nice football with Barnes. His crossing lacked accuracy but he confidently slammed in City’s second goal. 6

Hamza Choudhury: A calm presence on the ball, if occasionally too negative in his passing. But after stepping in at the last minute, this was a solid display, with a few good tackles and interceptions. 6

Ayoze Perez: One of City’s top performers early on, working hard and pressing effectively in a period when the hosts were struggling. Played a delightful chest pass to set up Vardy, but waned as the game went on. 7

Youri Tielemans: Gave the ball away too often early on but bounced back with two assists in the second half. He’s starting to thread balls through the gaps again, and that’s helping City to create better chances. 7

James Maddison: Another who was quieter than usual, but he still looked a threat when he did get on the ball, and he slipped in a few nice passes too. 6

Harvey Barnes: City’s best player in 2020 remains in top form. He was City’s most threatening outlet, and deservedly grabbed another goal, albeit with a deflection. His finishing still needs work though, judging by his big miss late on. 8

Jamie Vardy: Another game without a goal for the Premier League’s top scorer, who has not bagged since the turn of the year, but he came close in the first half. He linked play well and played a well-weighted ball for Barnes’ glorious late chance. 

Source- Leicestershire Live

Leicester City 2-2 Chelsea. Match highlights