Leicester City Player Ratings v AFC Bournemouth

Leicester City Player Ratings v AFC Bournemouth
May 21, 2017

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Leicester City’s 2016/17 campaign drew to a close with a spirited draw against a Bournemouth side already guaranteed to secure their highest ever league finish, and despite the worst possible start, the Foxes fought back to ensure the season didn’t finish on a sour note.

Kasper Schmeichel – 6.5

The Dane will be glad of a significantly quieter afternoon than in the previous game. Made a couple of excellent flying saves but otherwise quiet.

Danny Simpson – 5

Not sure what exactly was going through his mind in letting the ball bounce like that so early on and he never looked comfortable on the ball following that mistake. However, defended resolutely as per for the rest of the game.

Yohan Benalouane – 4.5

 Lucky not to see red following a ridiculous kick out at Ryan Fraser late in the first half. Never looked comfortable and hauled off by Shakespeare just on the hour mark.

Christian Fuchs – 6.5

Read the game very well and made a couple of crucial covering tackles, however he looks much more comfortable at left back.

Ben Chilwell – 7

You feel next year will be a big one for the England U21 International. His attacking ability and confidence on the ball is evident in the fact that only Riyad Mahrez made more touches, but he added the defensive side today also – he made more interceptions than any other player.

Riyad Mahrez – 7.5

My man of the match. Mahrez was City’s key attacking outlet, and despite some heavy Bournemouth marking he still had a very positive influence. He made the most touches by a City player and contributed 6 key passes – over double the next most creative player in Marc Albrighton. He was let down by some profligate finishing by his team mates, especially from corners, and arguably deserved at least one assist. Weighed in with 3 tackles too.

Andy King – 6 

A workmanlike performance from King who added some much-needed experience alongside Ndidi. 81% success rate on 50 passes, 2 tackles and 2 clearing headers meant King’s game whilst not spectacular offered stability. Could be criticised for not looking forward enough.

Wilfred Ndidi – 7

A genuinely exciting prospect; Ndidi once again showed the raw potential he possesses. The Nigerian international was everywhere, he made 5 tackles and 3 headers but got forward well – his driving runs becoming somewhat of a trademark. Did give the ball away on occasion but put in a huge shift.

Marc Albrighton – 7

Another high energy performance from the hugely underrated Albrighton. Once again he covered an immense amount of ground and contributed at both ends of the pitch with some pinpoint delivery and aggressive pressing.

Islam Slimani – 6.5

Game of two halves for the Algerian international who was lambasted for perceived lack of work rate by Marc Albrighton midway through the first half. However, he was a changed man in the second, closing down much more effectively and setting up Vardy for the goal. Should’ve scored with a header late on.

Jamie Vardy – 7.5 

 A constant menace. Didn’t give the Bournemouth defence a moments respite and his running down the channels remains invaluable. Unlucky to have a goal wrongly ruled out for offside.

Substitutes

Amartey (59′) – 6.5 – I’m still not sure what his best position is but didn’t look out of place at centre half on this occasion. Tidy in possession and quick to cover.

Gray (73′) – 6 – Didn’t really have time to influence the game but made a couple of dangerous dribbles to try to get his team moving. Will want more game time next season for sure.

 

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