Leicester City could not halt Manchester City’s relentless charge to the Premier League title as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s troops at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
It was not a Foxes’ performance that would have inspired much praise, with Brendan Rodgers’ men struggling to lay a finger on their illustrious visitors.
Particularly, Marc Albrighton endured an extremely frustrating personal performance during Leicester’s defeat.
Started at wing-back, the former Aston Villa man struggled to deal with the threat of Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy down the Foxes’ right-flank.
According to WhoScored, he could only contribute a single interception throughout the game, whilst also not managing to produce a notable tackle, interception, block or even win an aerial duel.
Albrighton also made it far too easy for opening goalscorer Mendy to find the net, charging out to the French left-back in the box before being side-stepped and seeing the Manchester City man slot home with his right foot.
Whilst the 31-year-old’s defensive performance wasn’t all too inspiring, Albrighton also found it extremely difficult going forwards.
He completed just 22 passes throughout the game at a 50% success rate. For comparison, this was the worst of players to take to the pitch including goalkeepers Ederson and Kasper Schmeichel.
Defender Daniel Amartey – who is not usually Brendan Rodgers’ first choice – almost doubled that with a 98% accuracy rate of his own. The 26-year-old, playing out of position still graded better than the veteran wide man, as per the Leicester Mercury, too.
Only one of Albrighton’s few passes were key, whilst he also did not have a shot either. Although, that was not uncommon after the Foxes were limited to just five throughout the entire game.
His frustrating evening was brought to an end on the 70th minute as he was replaced by the returning Ricardo Pereira. Overall, it was an absolute disasterclass from the usually-reliable Albrighton.