Leicester City 0-0 Brighton: Iheanacho Rated Best City Player, Ndidi Struggled

Leicester City 0-0 Brighton
Leicester City got a goalless draw against Brighton & Hove Albion as Kasper Schmeichel saved a first-half penalty at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes have now won only two of their last 10 games as they look to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Here are Leicestershire Live’s City player ratings…
Kasper Schmeichel: Just as he was at Watford, Schmeichel was City’s star man. He had one big save to make, from the penalty spot, and not only guessed right but prevented Brighton from any chances on the rebound too. A top stop. 8

James Justin: Although he was a little unfortunate with the way the ball squirmed through for the penalty, he was guilty of getting his feet mixed up too often, while he also aimlessly pumped the ball up the line more than was necessary. 4

Jonny Evans: He covered for others when they made mistakes and made a few crucial clearing headers from crosses and corners, but even his passing was not up to scratch. 6

Caglar Soyuncu: Was guilty of giving the ball away in dangerous areas early on, but improved as the game developed, and was quick to snuff out Brighton counter-attacks when City applied pressure late on. 6

Ben Chilwell: Did not have the freedom to gallop down the line as he did on Saturday, and so did not provide the same attacking threat. He fluffed his lines when one of City’s best chances dropped to his feet. 5

Demarai Gray: He was keen to get involved and pressed and tracked back harder than any other player. His dribbling scared Brighton when he built some momentum, but he didn’t have the end product like he did at Watford. 5

Wilfred Ndidi: Intercepted the ball and gave it away in equal measure, Ndidi struggled in a defensive-midfield two, as he often did under Puel. He and Mendy got in each other’s way from time to time. 5

Papy Mendy: A rare start for the Frenchman, but his performance didn’t suggest he should definitely retain his place. He slipped too often and did not provide any forward thrust with his passes, although they were crisp and not quite as wayward as others’. 5

James Maddison: Eager to get on the ball, and looked the player most likely to make the breakthrough the Brighton back-line, but his final ball was absent and he shot too often when a pass was the better option. 5

Kelechi Iheanacho: He was probably the best of City’s players on the ball, but he did not receive it nearly enough. His footwork was tidy, and he made good decisions with his passing. He perhaps substituted too early. 6

Jamie Vardy: He often doesn’t need many touches to make an impact, but he was barely involved here. When he did get the ball, nothing he tried came off. The chase for a 100th Premier League goal goes on. 4
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