Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City had to come from behind to snatch a point against a sturdy West Brom side, as they endured a tiring stalemate at the King Palace Stadium. Both sides are now winless in six matches, with Leicester City suffering a severe dent by not being able to snatch all three points against Tony Pulis’ men.
The Baggies took the lead through a delicious free-kick from Nacer Chadli in the second half but the Foxes managed to get back into the game, thanks to a Riyad Mahrez strike late in the second half.
Here are the best and the worst rated Leicester City player in their draw with West Bromwich Albion.
Peter Schmeichel (7/10): Should have done much better in saving the free-kick from Nacer Chadli, though it was a very well struck effort from the Belgian. Didn’t really had to do anything of notice throughout the rest of the game.
Danny Simpson (6.5/10): Looked very lively in the first half, often going forward and linking up with midfielders. But his influence faded away as the game went on, ultimately getting replaced by Ben Chillwell.
Wes Morgan (7/10): Tried his best to make himself look strong against the bulky striker in Solomon Rondon but the age was clearly taking a toll on him.
Harry Maguire (8/10): Continued his brilliant form with another impressive performance today. Maguire was the key behind West Brom not being rewarded with many chances. He was also proving to be a menace in the opposing half.
Christian Fuchs (8/10): Started the game slowly but began to make his mark just after Leicester managed to score the equalizer. His crosses proved dangerous for the visitors.
Iborra (7.5/10): Stood in midfield like a wall, and provided defensive cover for the backline. The Spaniard cut off many key passes, which ultimately thwarted the West Brom counter attacks. An industrious effort by the former Sevilla midfielder.
Wilfred Ndidi (7.5/10): Complimented Iborra very well in the centre of the park. Ndidi was a crucial man for Leicester in terms of the transition from defence to attack or vice versa. Remained solid throughout, as the visitors found it tough to dominate the midfield.
Riyad Mahrez (7.5/10): Was a menace for the opposition for the entirety of the game. However, the Algerian could never really make use of his chances for vast periods of the game. Although, he finally converted the chance which mattered the most, getting his team a much-needed equalizer.
Marc Albrighton (6.5/10): Hadn’t been as effective as you would normally expect from the English winger. His crosses weren’t as near as accurate, while he also failed to breach the defensive backline of West Brom.
Kelechi Iheanacho (6/10): Although initially instilled as the secondary striker to Jamie Vardy, Iheanacho was seen dropping back most of the time, almost acting as the attacking midfielder. Picked out some good balls but was, very ineffective overall.
Jamie Vardy (7.5/10): Created some problems for the opposition defense with his speed and tenacity. However, he could never really carve out a chance for himself, which could have made a difference.
Ben Chilwell (9/10): This was a game-changing move by Craig Shakespeare. After coming on as a substitute for Danny Simpson, Chillwell made an instant impact on the flanks. He started taking on defenders and drilling in dangerous crosses. His willingness to make something happen definitely made an impact on proceedings. Great move by the Leicester City boss!
Islam Slimani (7.5/10): Was introduced along with Ben Chillwell, as the Algerian replaced Iheanacho for the final phase of the game. It was his header which proved to be the assist for the Mahrez goal. Other than that, he was ineffective in attack.
Andy King (NA): Came on for a tiring Iborra in the final minutes of the game to help Leicester push up for the winner.