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Youri Tielemans: Player Rating and performance versus Southampton

The Leicester City midfielder earned his first two Premier League assists of the season in an excellent performance

Tielemans was superb in the win over Southampton Tielemans was superb in the win over Southampton
 
11:26am on Sunday 17th January 2021
By
Chris Myson

With much of the attention on Man Utd, Liverpool and Man City in the battle for Premier League glory, Leicester City are quietly keeping up the pressure.

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored in Saturday's 2-0 home win over Southampton.

It was a result that moved Brendan Rodgers' team up to second place in the table, just one point behind United.

While he did not get on the scoresheet, it was Leicester's Youri Tielemans who was the star of the show.

Leicester 2-0 Southampton: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Youri Tielemans: Match Snapshot

Youri Tielemans had scored four Premier League goals this season but was yet to register an assist before setting up both goals in this game.

A 37’ Tielemans picks out Maddison in the right channel and the attacking midfielder produces a spectacular finish to put Leicester ahead.

A 90+5’ Leicester launch a late counter-attack and a throughball from Tielemans finds Barnes, who puts the result beyond doubt.

As well as two assists, Tielemans had 22 passes into the final third, more than anyone else on the pitch.

The Belgium international also had seven recoveries, two completed dribbles and won three of his four tackles, coming out on top in nine of his 14 contested duels.

〽️ Tielemans: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

An excellent performance netted Tielemans a 9.0 FC Rating against Southampton.

This game was his best performance of an already impressive season and continues a fine run of consecutive performances after he got scores of 7.3 against Newcastle and 7.8 in the FA Cup win over Stoke City.

Tielemans also impressed with an 8.1 Rating against Man Utd on Boxing Day.

🗝️ Key Stats

Youri Tielemans
DM, M (C) - Leicester City - 23 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.0
Jan 16, 2021
90Minutes played
2Assists
3Tackles won
22Final third passes
14Duels
9Duels won
7Ball recovered
76Touches

Youri Tielemans: What Next?

Six games unbeaten in all competitions, Leicester will hope Tielemans can continue his fine form as they host Chelsea in a huge Premier League game on Tuesday.

You would expect the midfielder to be involved - he has played in every top-flight game this season.

Youri Tielemans: Player Stats, Career Stats, Playing Position

Leicester 2-0 Southampton: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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