Player Ratings – Leicester City 1-2 Everton

Jordan Pickford – 6

Didn’t have all too much to do today but was reliable when called upon, apart from when he got close to Pereira’s leveller but was unable to keep it out. Also strong in possession and distribution when necessary, albeit infrequently.

Jonjoe Kenny – 5

A pretty poor display from the young right-back, unfortunately. Leicester found plenty of luck down his side, especially for the goal when he was sold by Pereira into a hopeless slide tackle.

Michael Keane – 7

Nothing like the tentative, almost shy centre-half we saw during his first days in blue. Keane was assertive and strong all day, and seems to be blossoming into the player we knew he could be. Jamie Vardy’s pace was difficult to deal with, but Keane tried his best to keep shackles on him.

Kurt Zouma – 7

Another promising centre-back finally beginning to fulfil his huge potential. This seems a solid centre-back pairing, even without the experience we have had in recent years. Built like a wall, and comfortable to play the ball out from the back when required.

Lucas Digne – 7

A refreshing performance again from the left-back, who showed his experience on several occasions down the left. Possesses fine ability to deliver the ball into the box, but needs to make sure he can get back just as well.

Tom Davies – 7

Much better today from the Golden Boy nominee, who even at this age is showing his mental strength to prove his critics wrong and his capability at this level. Took a tactical yellow card when Vardy looked to break from a corner just before half-time, showing maturity with the captain’s armband again.

Idrissa Gueye – 7

Dynamic as ever, getting about the pitch well and was sharper in possession today than he has been in recent weeks.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 8

What. A. Goal. We all went crazy when he scored that absolute screamer with the captain’s armband on, and it is these moments of magic in difficult times that make the No. 10 look worth every penny of his transfer fee. Seems to be hitting some form in these last couple of games, which is fantastic to see as he could prove to be the focal point of this team.

Theo Walcott – 6

Missed a couple of good chances, but was nevertheless a crucial part of this dynamic new-look Everton front line. Put a few great crosses in, and caused problems for Ben Chilwell down his side.

Richarlison – 8

It was fantastic to finally see him lead the line for Everton, and cause problems for some very strong centre-backs in Harry Maguire and the eventually red-carded Wes Morgan. Will surely keep his place down the middle, as the Brazilian always looked a threat. Can take a hit all day and carry on fighting hard.

Bernard – 9

Man of the match. As we have seen in flashes, Bernard is a truly top-class player, but we were able to see that properly today. Another Brazilian who took his fare share of kickings as Leicester’s defence realised how much of a threat he was, but carried on doing what he does best and fashioned plenty of opportunities for his team.

SUBS:

Cenk Tosun (Davies, 71)

Cenk used his fresh legs to pressurise Leicester’s defenders and get himself about the pitch well. Could have had a great chance when Walcott misplaced a key pass to him late on.

Morgan Schneiderlin (Bernard, 90+1)

Came on for a quick run-around when the hard work was done, to shut up shop and give Bernard the applause he deserved from the vocal away support.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Walcott, 90+3)

Didn’t have time to do anything, but try and chase a Kenny throw-in that was over his head.

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