Forgotten Leicester star deserves as much praise as Vardy & Mahrez

Leicester City, just what is left to be said about the Foxes this season? Players of certain older Football Manager games may claim that they have “run out of superlatives” when it comes to talking about Claudio Ranieri’s side, who are joint top of the Premier League with Manchester City in December – albeit the Citizens have a better goal difference.

The story within the story has been the performances of attacking duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian and Englishman have been simply breath-taking so far, with their energy and pace having made Ranieri’s men the most dangerous counter-attacking outfit in the Premier League.

Behind the pair N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater have impressed, too, while in defence the combative Wes Morgan has been as solid as ever.

So, Kasper Schmeichel – profiled here by 888Sport – goes a little bit unnoticed, which is a real shame given that his performances have been more than notable this season. The Dane has always been living in the shadow of his father, Peter, but this season looks to be the one that he will finally move into the limelight on merit.

With excellent reflexes, a good command of his area and solid distribution, the Scandinavian is as vital a cog in the Leicester spine as the aforementioned names, and when the going gets tough – which it certainly will at some point for the King Power Stadium outfit – it will be no surprise to see Schmeichel grabbing the headlines in the manner his team-mates have.