Barnes With 9.5, Vardy Gets 8.5 | Leicester City Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Aston Villa

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Harvey Barnes of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal with James Maddison of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Leicester City at Bramall Lane on August 24, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Premier League high-flyers Leicester City overcame the challenge of relegation troubled Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium tonight, after picking up a comfortable 4-0 victory. Braces for both Harvey Barnes and second-half substitute Jamie Vardy ensured that Dean Smith’s side made the short trip back across the Midlands with nothing to show for their efforts.

Leicester City Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Aston Villa

Kasper Schmeichel – 6

The veteran shot-stopper had next to nothing to do all night, owing largely to the fact that the Leicester City attackers were in complete control of proceedings right from the opening whistle.

Ricardo Pereira – 8

The Portuguese full-back was sensational down the right flank as he didn’t allow poor Matt Targett a single moment of peace all through the tie. Delivered some venomous balls into the box as well.

Jonny Evans – 7

The veteran centre-half showed his experience on multiple occasions over the course of the fixture with his tackling as well as attacking intent.

Caglar Soyunçu – 7

The youngster positioned himself exceptionally well in the defensive third, and despite some solid work by Mbwana Samatta, kept his cool. Missed a simple chance to find the net early on.

James Justin – 7

The young full-back bombarded forward whenever the opportunities presented themselves in the first half. Put in a much more composed and tidy display in the second period of the fixture.

Wilfred Ndidi – 8

The midfield destroyer linked up the superbly from his central position and ensured that the Foxes’ attackers kept moving down the right avenues. Guarded the back-line effectively too.

Marc Albrighton – 6.5

The versatile winger was deployed in a more advanced role by Brendan Rodgers tonight, and he linked up decently with Pereira. Could’ve delivered better balls into the box though.

Dennis Praet – 7.5

The Belgian international moved the ball around superbly in the midfield area. He was undoubtedly one of the main catalysts for such a dominant display by Brendan Rodgers’ men on the night.

James Maddison – 7

The highly-rated Englishman was unbelievably efficient from set-pieces as usual and was perhaps unfortunate not to get an assist from one of his curling corners. Linked up the play effectively.

Harvey Barnes – 9.5

The youngster was the Foxes’ best player on the pitch tonight, and he picked up two goals and won a penalty over the course of the ninety. Sparkling display from the promising young speedster.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 7

The former Manchester City striker held the ball up efficiently for most of the tie but had a couple of good chances that he wasted in the box. Made some good attacking runs into space though.

Substitutes

Jamie Vardy – 8.5

The English attacker is only just being eased back into the side by Rodgers, but he put in an excellent display by scoring a brace against the Villans. Never stopped chasing the ball after coming on.

Youri Tielemans – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Ayoze Perez – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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