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Leicester City: Foxes’ Player Ratings in West Ham defeat

Leicester City’s Champions League chances took a huge blow with a drab 3-1 defeat against West Ham on Sunday.

Two first-half goals from Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard put the Hammers in control before Jarod Bowen scored right after the restart. Kelechi Iheanacho pulled two goals back but it was not enough for a fantastic comeback.

We take a look at how the Foxes’ rated:

Starting XI

Kasper Schmeichel – 5/10: He could not do much about two out of the three goals but was caught in no-man’s land for Lingard’s second. His kicking was very wayward.

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Timothy Castagne – 5/10: It was a difficult afternoon on the left for the former Atalanta man. He did not complete a single tackle for the visitors according to WhoScored in a poor defensive showing from his side.

Wesley Fofana – 4/10: An uncharasterically erratic performance from the Frenchman who dove in a little too often. The 20-year-old made it too easy for the second West Ham goal by allowing a ball to float over his head and was caught out of position for the third. Should have scored a late equaliser.

Jonny Evans – 5/10: Another who struggled quite considerably against a rampant West Ham. He wasn’t at fault for any of the goals but struggled to really get a hold of Jarod Bowen throughout the afternoon.

Daniel Amartey – 3/10: Very poor. The Ghanaian was hauled off at the break by Brendan Rodgers after a shaky performance in which he played numerous backwards passes short.

Ricardo Pereira – 6/10: Deployed at wing-back, the former Porto man really struggled to have an impact from a defensive standpoint but did play an important role in Leicester’s goal by robbing Arthur Masuaku. He did, however, contribute three key passes.

Wilfred Ndidi – 5/10: The midfielder was nowhere near his best, losing the midfield battle with Tomas Soucek and only contributing two tackles. He was somewhat fortunate to not have been sent off for two yellow cards.

Dennis Praet – 6/10: Playing in the absence of James Maddison and Ayoze Perez, the Belgian was middling upon his return but could not provide a single key pass and was substituted in the second half.

Youri Tielemans – 6/10: One of those to actually come out of the game with credit for Leicester. The Belgian contributed some eye-catching passes through the game, having more touches and completing more passes than anyone in the Leicester team.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 7/10: In the end, his two goals ended up being consolations but the finishes were clinical and strikes that continued his great recent form. However, his six unsuccessful touches took a lot of shine off of his performance.

Jamie Vardy – 5/10: It was another extremely quiet display from the Leicester frontman whose record now sits at just one goal in his last 14 Premier League matches. His solitary shot on target did nothing to trouble Fabianksi.

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Substitutes

Luke Thomas – 6/10: Introduced as the first Leicester substitute, the youngster did not do any harm. Could not really do anything about any of the West Ham goals.

Marc Albrighton – 7/10: The winger produced another standard performance full of effort after replacing Praet. He provided 13 crosses in his time on the pitch, teeing up Iheanacho late on.

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