Leicester 2-0 Chelsea: Player Ratings as Foxes go top of Premier League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Maddison scored the second goal in Leicester's fine victory
Maddison scored the second goal in Leicester's fine victory / Michael Regan/Getty Images
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Leicester went top of the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night, with the result heaping further misery on under-fire Blues boss Frank Lampard.

The hosts got off to a flying start inside six minutes when Wilfred Ndidi lashed home a left-footed drive from well outside the box, following a clever corner routine.

Just before the break, the Foxes doubled their lead with James Maddison finishing calmly, after Marc Albrighton's long ball had set him free behind the porous Chelsea backline.

In the second half, only Leicester looked like scoring with Youri Tielemans, Jamie Vardy and James Justin all spurning decent opportunities.

Here are your Foxes and Chelsea player ratings from the King Power Stadium...


LEICESTER CITY

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Fofana played well once again
Fofana played well once again / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - 7/10 - Very impressive stuff. In the few moments that Leicester were looking shaky, his leadership was vital.

Timothy Castagne (RB) - 7/10 - A real threat going forward. One mazy dribble led to Maddison hitting the bar. Passing was also superb.

Wesley Fofana (CB) - 8/10 - Another fine display. His positioning was spot on all evening, which is remarkable for a 20-year-old.

Jonny Evans (CB) - 8/10 - Fortunate not to concede a penalty but did not let that affect his stoic performance thereafter.

James Justin (LB) - 8/10 - Solid defensively with Pulisic barely getting a sniff all game. Also contributed in the final third.


2. Midfielders

Ndidi opened the scoring with a fine goal
Ndidi opened the scoring with a fine goal / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Marc Albrighton (RM) - 8/10 - His delivery was sensational all evening. Provided the assist for Maddison's goal and registered three key passes in all.

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) - 8/10 - Quite simply one of the best defensive midfielders on the planet. Took his goal well and broke things up excellently.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - 8/10 - An all-action midfield display. Tackles, blocks, splitting passes, his performance had everything.

Harvey Barnes (LM) - 7/10 - Some really impressive moments. Looked devastating in transition.

James Maddison (AM) - 8/10 - Finished calmly for his third goal in as many games. His recent appetite for getting in behind adds so much to his game.


3. Forwards

Vardy battled hard for his team
Vardy battled hard for his team / RUI VIEIRA/Getty Images

Jamie Vardy (ST) - 7/10 - One of the rare, famous Leicester wins in which he did not feature on the scoresheet. He started the press though, which was important.


4. Substitutes

Ricardo and Perez came on for the hosts
Ricardo and Perez came on for the hosts / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Ricardo Pereira - 6/10 - Great to see him back, albeit in a cameo role.

Ayoze Perez - 5/10 - Did nothing wrong after coming on.

Kelechi Iheanacho - N/A


CHELSEA

5. Goalkeeper & Defenders

James made a few defensive errors
James made a few defensive errors / Pool/Getty Images

Edouard Mendy (GK) - 6/10 - Little he could do about either goal. Did well to keep the scoreline down.

Reece James (RB) - 5/10 - Pretty comical defending for Maddison's goal. Also allowed Justin a free header. Did well going forward though, provided Chelsea's best threat.

Thiago Silva (CB) - 5/10 - Leicester's movement caused him real problems. Looks a long way off the player who impressed at the start of the season.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) - 4/10 - Some wayward long passing, particularly early on. Defending for the second was horrific.

Ben Chilwell (LB) - 5/10 - Looked a little nervous early on, making a few errors. Grew into the game as things progressed but still never looked entirely comfortable. Crossing was poor.


6. Midfielders

Mount tried to make things happen for the Blues
Mount tried to make things happen for the Blues / Pool/Getty Images

Kai Havertz (CM) - 5/10 - What has happened to this once effortless player? Struggled again this evening, making few contributions of note.

Mateo Kovacic (CM) - 5/10 - A couple of probing passes but he was often a little too conservative in his approach.

Mason Mount (CM) - 7/10 - Tried his utmost to inspire his team and got about, making five tackles overall.


7. Forwards

Hudson-Odoi was not that impressive on what was a rare start
Hudson-Odoi was not that impressive on what was a rare start / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) - 4/10 - Below average display. Barely involved and created very little.

Tammy Abraham (ST) - 5/10 - Looked well off the standard required. Struggled to make the ball stick throughout. Came close with a header after the break.

Christian Pulisic (LW) - 5/10 - Cannot be blamed for the first goal as his teammates left him isolated. Looked dangerous on the ball at times, but needs to start offering more.


8. Substitutes

Werner's strike was ruled out
Werner's strike was ruled out / MICHAEL REGAN/Getty Images

Hakim Ziyech - 5/10 - Made several poor decisions after coming on.

Timo Werner - 6/10 - Will his luck ever change? Had a goal ruled out for offside following a VAR check.


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