Performance in Numbers: Hamza Choudhury dominates against Arsenal

As Leicester romped to a 3-0 win over Arsenal, it was all too clear which new manager this season was having the greatest impact.

Unai Emery’s problems continue to mount, but on the other hand, the Brendan Rodgers revolution at the King Power is only gaining even more momentum.

Their performance last Sunday was their best yet since Rodgers took over. It was devastating and punishing as they more than capitalised on a ten men Arsenal team.

Jamie Vardy added another two goals to his tally whilst Youri Tielemans and James Maddison also rightfully drew plaudits. However, the performance of midfielder Hamza Choudhury was magnificent.

The 21-year-old sports an interesting haircut, something that often catches the eye. But this time, he let his football do the talking. It was a dazzling display from the 5 ft 8 man in what was a brave team selection from Rodgers.

Choudhury has been a bit-part of the starting XI this term but this was just another glimpse of how good he is, and how far he can go, too.

He was dominating in the middle of the park. Though, this wasn’t the first time he’s done so against top six opposition. In a 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in December, he was exceptional.

That Christmas period was a real breakthrough moment for the youngster but this was his best display in the blue of Leicester.

What was most impressive about Choudhury against Arsenal was his passing. Out of the 46 passes he attempted, he misplaced just one.

His defensive contribution was fantastic alongside the ever consistent Wilfred Ndidi as well. The pair offered a fantastic screening in front of the back four and it ensured Arsenal could never get going in the final third.

With Maddison’s impact out on the left-hand side, rather than in the middle, it would be remarkable if he now didn’t become an automatic pick in the Leicester team.