Leicester City 2 Chelsea 1: Player ratings as Riyad Mahrez stars

Player ratings as Leicester City ease to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at King Power Stadium

Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel Spread himself well to save from Costa to preserve his side’s two goal advantage, but couldn’t keep out Remy’s close range header soon after. 6/10

Christian Fuchs Another unsung hero for the Foxes. Hasn’t lost a game for club or country since playing for Schalke in March. Dealt well with Willian today. 7

Robert Huth Fairly clumsy yet intimidating performance from the towering German centre-back. Booked for a foul on Costa and played on border of legality for the duration. 6

Wes Morgan The big Jamaican kept his cool and dealt with Costa remarkably well. Produced a captain’s performance and marshalled his back line effectively under immense pressure late on. 7

Danny Simpson Has come a long way since being a scapegoat at Newcastle. Got up and down his flank but was given some trouble by Pedro as he tired towards the final whistle. 6

Marc Albrighton Made an incisive run in the last ten minutes but dragged his shot just wide of the post. Tracked back in support of his full-back for the cause. 7

Ngolo Kante His eagerness to win the ball back for his team led to him giving away some unnecessary free kicks but overall provided a solid foundation at the base of Leicester’s midfield. 6

Daniel Drinkwater Substituted after 17 minutes with a suspected hamstring injury. 5

Riyad Mahrez Curled a magnificent strike beyond Courtois after hypnotising Azpilicueta with his twisting and turning at the back post. Lived up to expectations and was the most threatening player on the pitch. Subbed. 8

Leonardo Ulloa Steady if unspectacular in support of his dynamic attacking colleagues. 6

Jamie Vardy Ended his one-game scoring draught with an instinctive volley to give his side the lead. Was a constant thorn in the side of Terry and Zouma but was cautioned for a reckless tackle on Costa. 7

Substitutes

Andy King Seamless transition into midfield after Drinkwater went off injured early in the game. 7

Gokhan Inler Shored things up in the middle of the park for the last ten minutes. 6

Shinji Okazaki N/A

Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois Little chance with either goal and must be losing faith with the defence in front of him. 6

Cesar Azpilicueta Turned inside out by Mahrez for his goal and generally tormented by the speedy Algerian winger throughout the 90 minutes. 5

John Terry Unsurprisingly the 35-year-old never looked comfortable with the pace of Leicester attack. Was caught all at sea for the first goal and hauled off after 55 minutes with what appeared to be a hip injury. 4

Kurt Zouma Nervy performance from the young Frenchman. Fearful of getting dragged out of position by Vardy’s clever movement but ended up affording him too much space instead. 5

Branislav Ivanovic Spurned a huge opportunity to score at the back post when his shot was blocked. Still trying to recapture his form and another defeat will do little to boost his confidence. 5

Nemanja Matic Skimmed the crossbar with a header and tried his best to stem the flow and Leciester’s attacks but to little avail. 6

Ramires Nutmegged by Mahrez and dominated by Kante. Not a good day at the office for the Brazilian. 5

Eden Hazard Hobbled off midway through the first half after being upended by Vardy. Didn’t seem to have the desire to return to the fray so Jose Mourinho relented and subbed him off. 4

Oscar The pace of the game seemed too much for the Brazilian playmaker at times. Couldn’t influence proceedings, was given little time on the ball by Kante and was subbed on 65 minutes. 5

Willian Still out-performing his teammates and must be getting frustrated at the lack of support he’s receiving. His set-piece delivery wasn’t up to its usual standard today however. 6

Diego Costa Put in a decent shift up front on his own but couldn’t get much change out of Morgan and Huth. Had one clear-cut opportunity but Schmeichel was equal to his effort. 6

Substitutes

Pedro Rodriguez Whipped in a menacing cross from the left wing that Remy headed in to give Chelsea the chance to nick a point. 6

Cesc Fabregas Still a shadow of his former self and yet again couldn’t stamp his authority in midfield. Will remain on the bench for the foreseeable future. 4

Loic Remy Poached a goal which made for a dramatic conclusion to the game but was wasteful of other opportunities that came his way. 6

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