Leicester City leapfrogged into second place in the Premier League table after an emphatic win over Tottenham Hotspur last night. Despite going into the fixture as the underdogs, the Foxes dug in their claws and made sure they weren’t leaving without all three points.
There are now just four points between them and leaders Liverpool right now, a gap which could easily be eradicated as this unpredictable campaign unfolds.
Brendan Rodgers will certainly be delighted thanks to his side’s hugely important 2-0 win and his club’s next match will see them take on Manchester United, on the back of their mammoth 6-2 victory over Leeds.
The manager will be especially pleased with James Maddison, who produced a creative masterclass in north London.
Whilst Jamie Vardy was the stand-out performer for Leicester in attack, his teammate was another influential asset to the Leicester lineup.
According to FotMob, Maddison completed the highest percentage of passes out of anyone on the field with an impressive 96%. He was also the most fouled player on the pitch, showing just how much Spurs struggled to contain his attacking prowess.
Additionally, the midfielder contributed 3/3 long balls, five key passes and hit the target twice, as per Sofascore. Whilst he may not have been involved in the two goals scored on the road last night, nothing should take away from Maddison’s creative performance. He was the real driving force in Leicester’s engine room on Sunday.
Rodgers realises how lucky he is to have a playmaker like the 24-year-old on his books. He lauded the midfielder as having “immense quality” following his show-stopping performance against Brighton.
Maddison is key for this Leicester side and he could be one of the main ingredients to help guide the Foxes to their second Premier League title this season.