Leicester City have endured a season of contrasting emotion throughout the 2018/19 campaign, with the mood under former boss Claude Puel being one of frustration at his style of football changing to a sense of optimism under his replacement Brendan Rodgers.
The Foxes finished the Premier League season in ninth place, five points adrift of Wolves in seventh, following an upturn in atmosphere and form under the former Celtic manager.
Optimism will be high amongst Leicester fans heading into next season given what they’ve seen from Rodgers’ side since his arrival in February, with many believing the former Liverpool boss can guide his young side to a potential spot in the Europa League.
And following what has been a relatively good campaign for the Foxes, we’ve rated those who featured 10 or more times in all competitions to assess their overall performance in the 2018/19 season.
Kasper Schmeichel - 7/10
Schmeichel enjoyed another consistent campaign in goal for the Foxes this season, keeping 10 clean sheets in his 38 appearances.
Ricardo Pereira - 9.5/10
Pereira enjoyed a standout debut season following his move from Porto last summer, and was named Leicester Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year after a brilliant campaign.
Wes Morgan - 7/10
Leicester’s captain has enjoyed another solid season despite playing fewer games than usual, and scored in successive games against Burnley and Bournemouth respectively in March.
Jonny Evans - 7.5/10
Evans is another who has been solid at the back this season for the Foxes after establishing himself in the side as a regular starter.
Harry Maguire - 7.5/10
Maguire has been an ever-present figure for Leicester this season, and Rodgers will certainly be keen to keep hold of him amid interest from Manchester United once again.
Ben Chilwell - 8/10
Chilwell has been superb for Leicester and missed just two league games all season.The 22-year-old is one of a number of exciting young talents within this squad.
Demarai Gray - 7/10
Gray has impressed during his 39 appearances for Leicester this season, but perhaps needs to improve on his final ball slightly. The 22-year-old ended the season with four goals and just one assist.
James Maddison - 9/10
Leicester’s Young Player of the Year is another who has flourished in their debut season for the Foxes. Maddison has scored seven and assisted seven in his 38 appearances this campaign, and will no doubt be a key figure once again next season.
Marc Albrighton - 7/10
Albrighton is another who’s had a consistent campaign, and the 32-year-old will no doubt be a useful squad player next season.
Daniel Amartey - 6.5/10
Amartey was a regular figure for Puel before picking up a nasty ankle injury against West Ham in October which ruled him out for the rest of the season, and will be looking to make an impact on Rodgers upon his return to fitness.
Harvey Barnes - 7/10
Barnes is another who impressed after returning from his loan spell with West Brom in January, ending the season with one goal and two assists in 18 appearances.
Youri Tielemans - 8.5/10
Tielemans has been excellent following his loan move from Monaco in January and will no doubt be one of Rodgers’ main targets this summer.
Nampalys Mendy - 5.5/10
Mendy was a regular figure under Puel but has seen his game time limited following Rodgers’ arrival, and the 26-year-old has been linked with a move away this summer.
Wilfred Ndidi 7.5/10
Ndidi has had an incredibly consistent season in midfield, and has recently been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium. Rodgers, however, will no doubt be looking to keep hold of the 22-year-old.
Rachid Ghezzal - 5.5/10
Ghezzal has struggled in his debut season with Leicester, and similarly to Mendy, he has seen his already short amount of game time limited even further under Rodgers. The Algerian has played just 19 minutes in the 10 league games the former Celtic boss ha
Hamza Choudhury - 6.5/10
Choudhury has featured just 12 times for the Foxes this season, but his performances in Leicester’s final three league games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea respectively have been impressive. He’ll be looking to breakthrough as a regular starter next season.
Kelechi Iheanacho - 5.5/10
Iheanacho is another who has struggled this season, with his only two goals from 35 appearances coming against Huddersfield Town, who went on to be relegated, and League One side Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup.
Jamie Vardy - 9/10
Vardy’s season is difficult to judge, with half of his 18 league goals coming under Rodgers in the final 10 games. That brilliant run of form, however, justifies a nine for me, with the former England international looking back to his best.
Shinji Okazaki - 5.5/10
Okazaki has started just four of his 26 appearances this season, and has failed to score in all competitions. The 33-year-old made his final appearance for Leicester against Chelsea last time out, as he prepares to leave the club this summer. His smile and work rate deserve a 10/10, though.
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