52 thoughts on “Match ratings – Leicester City

  1. Vorm 5 – doesn't really lead the Defence in the same way Lloris does

    Walker 3 – Not looked the same since he played through that injury, positioning was woeful
    Verts 4 – Poor, Weak and bullied out by Leicester
    Dier 5 – Marginally better but not much
    Rose 7 – By far the best of the defenders, constantly outjumping them on the back post. Also won the penalty with an aggressive run.

    Bentaleb 6 – Not his best game, not his worst
    Mason 6 – As above

    Townsend 5 – meh
    Chadli 3 – Worst game in along time, outbullied which shouldn't happen with his upper body strength. Missed 2? sitters
    Eriksen 8 – Involved, linked well with Kane

    Kane 9 – Hattrick, nothing else need be said.

    Subs:
    Dembele N/A – not enough time to rate
    Paulinho 8 – Normally a big critic of this guy, so deserves praise on the rare occasions he does play well. Couple of lovely through balls, assist for Eriksen and tightened up the midfield.

    Overall – Would think we would have lost with those overall ratings, and probably deserved to on the balance of play. Defence has looked poor for along time, something needs to alter at the back or I can see us getting another hiding at the likes of City.

  2. Vorm – 2 (does he know he's allowed to use his hands?)

    Walker – 3
    Dier – 4
    Vertonghen – 3
    Rose – 7.1

    Bentaleb – 5
    Mason – 4

    Townsend – 4
    Eriksen – 6
    Chadli – 3

    Kane – 7

    Subs:
    Paulinho – 6
    Dembele – ?

    Poch – 6 (needs to change things quicker, although, silk purse, sows ear, etc etc)

  3. lloris – 6

    walker – 4
    dier – 5
    vertonghen – 4
    rose – 8

    townsend – 3
    mason – 4
    bentaleb – 4
    chadli – 4

    eriksen – 6
    kane – 9

    vorm – 6
    paulinho – 7
    dembele – n/a

  4. galeforce

    theres more to football than goals

    but, errr, Arry's main objective … is to score goals ? I'm sorry, is this a wind up ? Arry back to his best, mind you their defence was a bit of a shambles, much like ours.

  5. indospurs

    but, errr, Arry's main objective … is to score goals ? I'm sorry, is this a wind up ? Arry back to his best, mind you their defence was a bit of a shambles, much like ours.

    i disagree, his main objective is to play the CF role, pressing the cb's, offering an out ball and pulling defenders around to make space are all as important to the system as taking chances

    i don't think he was as much as a handful as he can be today hence the lower score, it wasn't that long ago he beasted terry and cahill all on his own

  6. I honestly don't understand what you expect if you give Kane a 7 after scoring a hat trick. What more do you want from him? Okay, he wasn't that heavily involved overall perhaps, but he most certainly wasn't poor. He's the striker, he's there to score goals, he scored three of them. "There is more to football than scoring goal"… goals wins matches.

  7. King of Norway

    I honestly don't understand what you expect if you give Kane a 7 after scoring a hat trick. What more do you want from him? Okay, he wasn't that heavily involved overall perhaps, but he most certainly wasn't poor. He's the striker, he's there to score goals, he scored three of them. "There is more to football than scoring goal"… goals wins matches.

    who said he was poor, 7 is a good mark, an above average performance, 10 is perfect, was he perfect?

  8. Mumorn

    lloris – 6

    walker – 4
    dier – 5
    vertonghen – 4
    rose – 8

    townsend – 3
    mason – 4
    bentaleb – 4
    chadli – 4

    eriksen – 6
    kane – 9

    vorm – 6
    paulinho – 7
    dembele – n/a

    Lloris didn't play long enough to get a rating IMO, but Vorm was a 5 for me. Rose was good and strong, but missing for their equalizer. But overall low marks, even though we scraped a win ? You forgot to rate the ref – ta mate ! *cough*pen*wink*wink*

  9. Not a great game for us, probably entertaining for neutrals

    Loose from a lot of players, fatigue/form is definitely a problem.

    Vorm not Lloris
    Back line poor again with exception of Rose, Verts had a mare
    Kane obviously MOTM with Hatrick
    Chadli too casual, really should have buried two easy chances
    Bentaleb/Eriksen passing off.

    Did well to not fold under the pressure, we definitely struggled today.

  10. galeforce

    who said he was poor, 7 is a good mark, an above average performance, 10 is perfect, was he perfect?

    To get a 7 when scoring a hat trick, you'd have to have been extremely poor otherwise. He most certainly wasn't that. I thought he played reasonably well, held the ball up decently at times, played a few good passes, worked his socks off. When you add that to scoring three goals, I'd say it's close to a perfect performance from a striker. What more can you expect? I'd probably give him a 9 myself.

  11. King of Norway

    To get a 7 when scoring a hat trick, you'd have to have been extremely poor otherwise. He most certainly wasn't that. I thought he played reasonably well, held the ball up decently at times, played a few good passes, worked his socks off. When you add that to scoring three goals, I'd say it's close to a perfect performance from a striker. What more can you expect? I'd probably give him a 9 myself.

    fair enough, i understand that, personally i don't give bonus points for goals

  12. King of Norway

    With all due respect… that's ridiculous. It's the most important thing in football.

    you know what they say about starting a sentence "with all due respect" ;)

    again, i disagree, goals can cover a multitude of sins, the most important thing in football is space, and knowing how to use it, goals are a byproduct of exploiting space

  13. Vorm 5 Couldn't really do too much about the goals.
    Walker 4 Back to his crap best.
    Vertonghen 3 Gutless!
    Dier 5 Just okay.
    Rose 8 everything the other three were not.
    Townsend 4 please, can we just end this now. He was trapping the ball and it turned into passes.
    Mason 6 Tried hard, passing was poor.
    Bentaleb 4 Poor, lazy and undisciplined. Should have been sent off.
    Chadli 5 Got into some good postions, but lazy today.
    Eriksen 7 Busy today.
    Kane 8 Hat trick.

    Subs Paulinho 7 Thought he did well, great pass for Eriksen.

  14. King of Norway

    With all due respect… that's ridiculous. It's the most important thing in football.

    One was a wide shot that went in off a players head. One was a penalty. Other was a tap in.

  15. For me ratings of 9 and 10 are 'world class' displays. Kane scored 3 goals yes, but his overall play was ok. And let's be honest one goal was a massive deflection, which was actually looking to go wide another was a tap-in and the other a penalty.

    I'm not taking anything away from him, because they still need scoring. But I think 7 is a fair score really, with 6 being average.

  16. vorm 6 no goals hes fault but never looked confident
    walker 4 got ruined by a team bottom of the prem
    dier 5 very poor again
    verts5 minus point for bottling that header that led to the 3rd goal
    rose 8 best defender today. he won so many headers too
    benteleb 6 poor first half but got better
    andros 6 did not do much
    mason 7 was everywhere
    erickson 9 differnt class
    chadli 6 he tried but everything he tried did not come off
    super kane 10 goal machine

    subs
    paullino 8 he help change the game
    dembele n/a came on too late

    i think we need to drop either dier or verts because they both like to play the ball out.
    we need a proper defender alongside one of them and its a shame we got rid of naughton hes
    kept another clean sheet away
    from home

  17. galeforce

    you know what they say about starting a sentence "with all due respect" ;)

    again, i disagree, goals can cover a multitude of sins, the most important thing in football is space, and knowing how to use it, goals are a byproduct of exploiting space

    Oh dear sorry gale force that last paragraph just seems silly to me. GOALS not space wins you matches. You could create all the space in the world and fail to score in which case you will not win, Arsenal used to be great at that.

  18. King of Norway

    Irrelevant

    And seeing that he is are only striker and main goal scoring outlet scoring 3 goals is pretty important. I rate players on how much their contribution affects the game and ultimately the result. Without Harry Kane's goals we would not have won so for me he must be at least a 9

  19. Vorm -5- He's indecisive and doesn't command his area well.

    Walker -4- Was caught wrong side of his man far too often, did well with the pullback for the 2nd goal and made one match winning tackle. I just can't give him more for the mistakes he made and the fact we conceded 3 goals.
    Dier -4- He and Vertonghen really don't look good together at the moment. They don't seem to communicate well.
    Verts -4- See above
    Rose -6- Arguably one of our best players but again suspicious defensively. He did well with Nugent for most of the game but once again 3 goals conceded keeps the rating low.

    Bentaleb -5- Poor today. Started well enough, but got caught out a couple of times. This time last year he was rested, perhaps it is simply the season catching up with him.
    Mason -5- Overrun alongside Bentaleb. He made some good forward runs and his passing was crisp although his through balls were often cut out.

    Townsend -3- Pretty poor. He seems a yard off the pace at times and his man constantly ran off him or got around him to the forward passes. A lot of our play works with Bentaleb and Mason bouncing passes off of the AM's before passing it into space. Townsend often retains the ball and turns and runs or doesn't get to it. Schlupp (IIRC) got there first a lot.
    Chaldi -2- Mainly gets points for staying on the pitch. He was very, very poor. Two sitters missed and could've gone for a second yellow when he got caught out back on the edge of our box and held his man. Can't see him starting the next game after today. Actually did well for the fourth goal though.
    Eriksen -6- Maybe a little low, but nothing seemed to come off for him today. He was often outmuscled in the middle and got lucky with the fourth goal.

    Kane -9- Hat trick, albeit fortunate. He's looking razor sharp at the moment and long may it continue.

    Subs
    ———–
    Paulinho -7- Should've had two assists. Got stuck in and as someone else said, looked like the player we thought we had purchased. At the time I questionned the sub, but it turned out to be the right one.

    Poch -6- The system isn't working, but fair play for making the changes and changing our shape. Don't think he could be blamed for either their 2nd or 3rd goal as they were from individual errors.

  20. Robspur12

    And seeing that he is are only striker and main goal scoring outlet scoring 3 goals is pretty important. I rate players on how much their contribution affects the game and ultimately the result. Without Harry Kane's goals we would not have won so for me he must be at least a 9

    lets look at this from another angle, say Verts had the hat trick today, in the right place for the first two, took the pen as he was on a HT, other than that his performance was the one we saw, would he then have warranted a rating of 9?

  21. galeforce

    lets look at this from another angle, say Verts had the hat trick today, in the right place for the first two, took the pen as he was on a HT, other than that his performance was the one we saw, would he then have warranted a rating of 9?

    Mate, you are being a WUM

    Verts job = defend, hence if he fudged up all game and kept a clean sheet = better score
    Kane job = score goals, he could scratch his nuts for 85 minutes, if he scored a hatrick = better score

    You think Soldado wouldn't give his first born for a game like Kane had today?

  22. Vorm – 4

    Walker – 3
    Dier – 5
    Vertonghen – 5
    Rose – 7

    Bentaleb – 6
    Mason – 6

    Townsend – 4
    Eriksen – 7
    Chadli – 4

    Kane – 8

    Subs:
    Paulinho – 7
    Dembele – n/a

    Poch – 5

    I can see why Poch wanted to give the boys another chance after the performance against United. We played well in Leicesters half, pathetic in own half. Rose by far better then the other defenders. Townsend and Chadli (missed two sitters, the first when we were 2-0 up) not good at all, Harry – even when he clearly is out of form – is still scoring goals. You can't have a better quality as a striker than that.
    I liked Paulies assist to Eriksen, showed good vision and it was timed very nicely.

  23. Raziel

    Mate, you are being a WUM

    Verts job = defend, hence if he fudgeed up all game and kept a clean sheet = better score
    Kane job = score goals, he could scratch his nuts for 85 minutes, if he scored a hatrick = better score

    You think Soldado wouldn't give his first born for a game like Kane had today?

    So even if a player in a defensive position, or keeper presumably, had a shocker, but we managed to get away with it through profligate finishing or blind luck they would still warrant a high score for the clean sheet?

    It's not a wind up, I don't believe those definite roles exist in the modern game, everyone attacks, everyone defends. Everyone has a job to do for the entire time they are on the pitch and in every single situation they have an assignment.

    Soldado, of course he would, what's that got to do with it anything? Kane should be delighted with his days work, but he's had better games where he's not got on the scoresheet imo.

  24. Modric THFC

    If Kane had have missed that tap and the penalty and not got the piece of luck with deflection what would he ones giving him 9 be rating him?

    6 perhaps, maybe even 5, as missing a penalty is not great. Would have depended on the scoreline, though, and how costly the miss was.

    But what kind of thing is that to say? It's like saying that if Kane hadn't scored any of the 29 goals he has scored this season, he would have had a poor season. Or that if Ronaldo hadn't scored as many goals as he scores, he wouldn't have been so highly rated. Or that if Hugo Lloris was making bad mistakes on a regular basis rather than world class saves, he would have been a pretty poor goalkeeper.

    Obviously, if someone did a poor job rather than a good job, he would be less highly rated. But you have to rate someone by what they do, not by how you would have rated them if they hadn't done what they did. You can't say that someone would have been a pretty rubbish player, if you only take away all the good things he does. It's a bizarre argument.

  25. To give a player a 7 when he has scored 3 goals an won us the match, is beyond stupid .

    This is not a matter of opinion, it's just wrong . Simple as that .

    He may not have had the best game, but he is still a striker and scored 3 goals. Either some people on here are trolling, or they don't have any grasp at all of football and ratings .

  26. Cochise

    Vorm -5- He's indecisive and doesn't command his area well.

    Walker -4- Was caught wrong side of his man far too often, did well with the pullback for the 2nd goal and made one match winning tackle. I just can't give him more for the mistakes he made and the fact we conceded 3 goals.
    Dier -4- He and Vertonghen really don't look good together at the moment. They don't seem to communicate well.
    Verts -4- See above
    Rose -6- Arguably one of our best players but again suspicious defensively. He did well with Nugent for most of the game but once again 3 goals conceded keeps the rating low.

    Bentaleb -5- Poor today. Started well enough, but got caught out a couple of times. This time last year he was rested, perhaps it is simply the season catching up with him.
    Mason -5- Overrun alongside Bentaleb. He made some good forward runs and his passing was crisp although his through balls were often cut out.

    Townsend -3- Pretty poor. He seems a yard off the pace at times and his man constantly ran off him or got around him to the forward passes. A lot of our play works with Bentaleb and Mason bouncing passes off of the AM's before passing it into space. Townsend often retains the ball and turns and runs or doesn't get to it. Schlupp (IIRC) got there first a lot.
    Chaldi -2- Mainly gets points for staying on the pitch. He was very, very poor. Two sitters missed and could've gone for a second yellow when he got caught out back on the edge of our box and held his man. Can't see him starting the next game after today. Actually did well for the fourth goal though.
    Eriksen -6- Maybe a little low, but nothing seemed to come off for him today. He was often outmuscled in the middle and got lucky with the fourth goal.

    Kane -9- Hat trick, albeit fortunate. He's looking razor sharp at the moment and long may it continue.

    Subs
    ———–
    Paulinho -7- Should've had two assists. Got stuck in and as someone else said, looked like the player we thought we had purchased. At the time I questionned the sub, but it turned out to be the right one.

    Poch -6- The system isn't working, but fair play for making the changes and changing our shape. Don't think he could be blamed for either their 2nd or 3rd goal as they were from individual errors.

    Just don't understand why some people rate Townsend highly. He always seems to go missing in matches, even against shyte teams. And he was missing for almost the entire match against Leicester. Even my 8 year old nephew made fun of Townsend, saying he might have fell inside a hole !

  27. Joesh

    Chadli seems to be marked down for missing those 2 sitters but for me his dive was so much worse. No contact whatsoever and just truly embarrassing.

    his biggest crime for me is his soft tackling, that one yesterday where he lost the ball by our corner flag was embarrassing

  28. Chadli had a bad game. But credit though, I don't think he went hiding. He was chasing back, admittedly he did poorly against Schlupp a few times (but so did Walker). He had two horrendous misses, but again he was there to miss them. And he stayed involved. Kane should have got his fourth from a lovely Chadli cross and I'm sure he set off Paulinho for the fourth.

    I'm not saying he wasn't poor, but I'm happy he didn't hide and stay on the periphery of the game. He could do a lot better still

  29. Fascinating how so many posters in this thread would make you think that Paulinho never played. Is it so difficult to acknowledge the impact he made on his introduction?

    Wonder if the same would have been the case if it was Lamela???

  30. diego_maradona

    Chadli had a bad game. But credit though, I don't think he went hiding. He was chasing back, admittedly he did poorly against Schlupp a few times (but so did Walker). He had two horrendous misses, but again he was there to miss them. And he stayed involved. Kane should have got his fourth from a lovely Chadli corner and I'm sure he set off Paulinho for the fourth.

    I'm not saying he wasn't poor, but I'm happy he didn't hide and stay on the periphery of the game. He could do a lot better still

    Some fair comments there but the misses were almost unforgivable. Both chances were very simple and should have been scored.

  31. diego_maradona

    Chadli had a bad game. But credit though, I don't think he went hiding. He was chasing back, admittedly he did poorly against Schlupp a few times (but so did Walker). He had two horrendous misses, but again he was there to miss them. And he stayed involved. Kane should have got his fourth from a lovely Chadli corner and I'm sure he set off Paulinho for the fourth.

    I'm not saying he wasn't poor, but I'm happy he didn't hide and stay on the periphery of the game. He could do a lot better still

    Solid observation! Quite like that in a player, shows a decent attitude I think.

    Hopefully he'll bounce back soon.

  32. King of Norway

    6 perhaps, maybe even 5, as missing a penalty is not great. Would have depended on the scoreline, though, and how costly the miss was.

    But what kind of thing is that to say? It's like saying that if Kane hadn't scored any of the 29 goals he has scored this season, he would have had a poor season. Or that if Ronaldo hadn't scored as many goals as he scores, he wouldn't have been so highly rated. Or that if Hugo Lloris was making bad mistakes on a regular basis rather than world class saves, he would have been a pretty poor goalkeeper.

    Obviously, if someone did a poor job rather than a good job, he would be less highly rated. But you have to rate someone by what they do, not by how you would have rated them if they hadn't done what they did. You can't say that someone would have been a pretty rubbish player, if you only take away all the good things he does. It's a bizarre argument.

    So a 5 or a 6 then. Why because he'd have made two mistakes. Twice he wouldnt have done what he was expected to do. Why are people giving him +1s for what he was expected to do? He show get +1 for doing the unexpected. If he scores two world class strikes with pieces of magic he deserves a 9. How can that game be a 9 when the game he played against Chelsea was a 9?

  33. Modric THFC

    So a 5 or a 6 then. Why because he'd have made two mistakes. Twice he wouldnt have done what he was expected to do. Why are people giving him +1s for what he was expected to do? He show get +1 for doing the unexpected. If he scores two world class strikes with pieces of magic he deserves a 9. How can that game be a 9 when the game he played against Chelsea was a 9?

    You have very high demands if you think scoring a hat trick is doing the expected.

    I think I gave him a 10 for the Chelsea-performance.

  34. King of Norway

    You have very high demands if you think scoring a hat trick is doing the expected.

    I think I gave him a 10 for the Chelsea-performance.

    firstly, Kane was brilliant that day against Chelsea

    but, if that's a 10, how do you rate Messi in the week, Bale against Inter, Maradona in 86, Moore in 70?

    you need to reserve something for the truly exceptional surely?

  35. I thought Kane was truly exceptional against Chelsea. As for those other performances, I have only seen Bale's against Inter.

    For me, you have to use the scale. You can't just give out 5s ,6's and 7s all the time. Kane against Chelsea is a ten cause you can't excpect any more than that. Two goals, two assists and toying with their defence all game long.

  36. galeforce

    firstly, Kane was brilliant that day against Chelsea

    but, if that's a 10, how do you rate Messi in the week, Bale against Inter, Maradona in 86, Moore in 70?

    you need to reserve something for the truly exceptional surely?

    11. It's like 10 except better.

  37. King of Norway

    I thought Kane was truly exceptional against Chelsea. As for those other performances, I have only seen Bale's against Inter.

    For me, you have to use the scale. You can't just give out 5s ,6's and 7s all the time. Kane against Chelsea is a ten cause you can't excpect any more than that. Two goals, two assists and toying with their defence all game long.

    fair enough, if I voted like that I'd give Ade a 10 every time as I don't expect anything from
    him

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