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Leicester: Luke Thomas did Rodgers proud in match vs Athens

Leicester enjoyed a successful European evening at the King Power Stadium last night as they banked a 2-0 win over AEK Athens.

Their victory sees them top their group, finishing above SC Braga on goal difference.

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Brendan Rodgers’ plan to deploy wingers Harvey Barnes and Cengiz Under paid off in dividends, with both finding the back of the net to secure the win.

But another player also did the gaffer proud despite going a little under the radar with his performance.

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Luke Thomas shines for Leicester

Rising star Luke Thomas has rapidly improved since his last appearance for the Foxes against Zorya Lugansk.

Rodgers handed the 19-year-old his seventh start of the season after he has made himself hard to overlook in midfield.

Last night, however, the teen featured in Leicester’s defence, marking the third time he has done so this term (via Transfermarkt).

According to SofaScore, Thomas made 87 touches and completed 62 of his attempted passes, tallying a 94% accuracy rating. He also contributed the assist that led to Barnes’ goal in the 14th minute.

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His versatility to cover both the midfield and defence is something that will hugely benefit Leicester moving forwards.

His keen eye for joining the attack as well as his strong presence across the backline will see him link up well with the central defenders and also the wingers, which in turn can create a whole new dynamic for the Foxes.

If Thomas continues this kind of form, he could be pushing for a permanent spot in the starting lineup once next season come around.

In other news, Ricardo Pereira’s U23 appearance is exactly what Rodgers needed…

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