Leicester visited Griffin Park on Saturday with many of their fringe players taking to the field against Brentford, and a 1-0 win reflected the contrasting performances of some players.
As well as that, Leicester’s pass success rate of 79% fell below the home side, but it is testament to the attitude of the players, which has been installed by Brendan Rodgers, that they showed enough to win.
It only took one moment of real quality, too, with Dennis Praet pulling off a magnificent pass to put James Justin in behind the defence, who then fired over a perfect cross for Kelechi Iheanacho to tap home.
Both of those players have had to be patient for game time this term with 16 and five respective starts, but the fact they performed to such a high standard when called upon demonstrates their ability.
As well as the assist, Justin managed 83% pass accuracy, providing pace and energy on the right flank in a similar manner to how Ricardo Pereira does, which is impressive considering he is only 21-years-old and has limited experience above League One level.
That earned him a WhoScored rating of 7.4, with Praet deserving of his 7.3 too. The Belgian also finds it hard to get minutes due to other midfielders in the squad, but Rodgers has built up his strength in depth to great effect, and the Foxes should reap the rewards.
Along with Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans, that duo arrived at the King Power Stadium in the summer of 2019, and all four players have proved their worth this campaign, with Perez and Tielemans offering a combined 17 goal contributions in the league. That means each individual could be vital in determining whether Leicester qualify for the Champions League.
Such is their success that the Midlands outfit haven’t had to delve into the transfer market this month, and instead Rodgers has got the best out of players at his disposal, like Iheanacho, who has four goal contributions from his last six appearances.
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