Team of the Week

Premier League Team of the Week: Vardy and Iheanacho both perfect tens

The Leicester pair were in magnificent form over the weekend as the Foxes demolished Sheffield United

10:47am on Tuesday 16th March 2021
Martin Macdonald

Leicester City put in the performance of the weekend in the Premier League as they destroyed Sheffield United 5-0 to maintain their spot in third in the table.

Two of their players lead our Premier League Team of the Week, with both Jamie Vardy (10) and Kelechi Iheanacho (10) scoring perfect ratings for their performances.

Vardy recorded two assists, won the majority of his duels, and actually won 100% of his tackles (3/3), while he managed to hit the target with three strikes only to be thwarted by the opposition keeper and one brilliant goalline clearance from Chris Basham.

Iheanacho was the benefit of two assists from Vardy as he was positioned perfectly to slam home a couple of finishes from inside the box. He earned his hat-trick in special fashion, though, as he sent a ferocious strike low into the bottom right corner from 25 yards, giving Aaron Ramsdale no chance.

Brighton earned a key 2-1 win away at Southampton, with Leandro Trossard (7.9) scoring what turned out to be the winner just before the hour mark.

Another Leicester player features in the midfield three, with Wilfried Ndidi (7.8) keeping things ticking over for the Foxes with his 91/100 completed passes. He would also record the third-highest amount of touches of any player this weekend with 116.

Rodri (7.8) makes the cut after his commanding midfield performance against Fulham, completing 66/72 passes. The best aspect of his performance was arguably his defensive actions, though, as he made 13 ball recoveries and won the majority of his duels.

N'Golo Kante (8.1) had 106 touches of the ball, won the majority of his duels and tackles, and made 11 ball recoveries as Chelsea drew 0-0 with Leeds.

Four Leicester players in total make the Team of the Week, with Jonny Evans (8.4) in at the centre of defence. He completed a remarkable 107/113 passes and had the second-most touches of anyone with 121, while he won 5/6 duels and 100% of his aerial duels (5/5).

Joining him in the centre of defence is Ozan Kabak (8.6), who enjoyed what was his best performance in a Liverpool shirt in the 1-0 away win at Wolves.

Man Utd were poor despite defeating West Ham 1-0 thanks to an own goal, but Luke Shaw (8.1) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (8.3) were their best performers, providing much-needed width down their respective flanks.

They were actually arguably Man Utd's two best attacking threats, as between them they sent 77 passes into dangerous areas in the final third.

Leeds had to withstand a barrage of sorts from Chelsea to earn their 0-0 draw, and have Illan Meslier (9.6) to thank for the clean sheet after he made eight saves and 17 ball recoveries.

Premier League Team of the week
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