Leicester made it two wins out of two in pre-season after they came from behind to beat Cheltenham 2-1.
Brendan Rodgers was without Ayoze Perez and Khanya Leshabela due to injury.
Leicester once again lined-up in a 4-3-3, but this time played the stronger XI in the second half rather than the first. Other than Harry Maguire, who started the game despite being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
Cheltenham’s Luke Varney opened the scoring after the experienced forward beat young right-back Vontae Daley-Campball in the air and headed past Danny Ward.
The Foxes came close to equalising before half-time with efforts from Wes Morgan and Kelechi Iheanacho causing problems for the opposition keeper. But couldn’t quite break the Cheltenham back-five.
Rodgers played a fully changed team in the second half, as he had done against Scunthorpe on Tuesday.
Leicester were playing their way through the Cheltenham defence with more ease in the second half, as the stronger XI came on.
After threatening frequently, Leicester finally got the equaliser when Youri Tielemans pressed well to win back possession and then played a precise ball through to Vardy who finished clinically.
Leicester took the lead soon after, with a excellent ball from Nampalys Mendy to find the run of Marc Albrighton who coolly took it around the keeper and placed it in the net.
Here’s how we rated the Leicester players:
Danny Ward - 6
Didn’t have much to do but maybe could have done better to deny Varney. Second half was just a spectator as Leicester dominated the ball.
Vontae Daley-Campbell - 4
Started off fairly well but should have done better to stop Varney from heading in the opener. He’ll be disappointed with himself for that one.
Wes Morgan - 6
Did his job well at the back and came close with a couple of efforts at the other end. Solid performance from the skipper.
Harry Maguire - 6
Defended well and did a decent job carrying the ball out from the back. He did not appear to let the Manchester United speculation affect his game.
Callum Elder - 7
Managed to whip in a few good crosses, looked one of Leicester biggest threats with his deliveries before he had to go off just prior to half-time with an injury.
Andy King - 6
Played some nice passes around, including a couple of tidy through-balls past the back-line.
Daniel Amartey - 5
Had a fairly uneventful half, but seemed composed whenever on the ball.
Callum Wright - 6
Didn’t do much wrong, but also didn’t contribute too much either.
George Thomas - 6
Made some good runs through the middle, got himself into good areas.
Admiral Muskwe - 5
Held the ball up well a couple of times. But didn’t really threaten the defence.
Kelechi Iheanacho - 6
Put in a good shift and made some good runs, however, couldn’t quite find the finishing touch.
Second Half XI: James Justin - 6
Looked a threat going forwards with his direct running. Put in a couple of good crosses that caused problems for the defence.
Jonny Evans - 7
Was solid at the back when required, which wasn’t often. Also did well with the ball at his feet.
Caglar Soyuncu - 6
Had a couple of shaky moments, but other did well and always looked to play the ball forwards.
Christian Fuchs - 7
Was strong on the ball, was able to hold it up well and lay it off to Albrighton. Played a few nice balls in himself too.
Nampalys Mendy - 7
Channelled his inner Youri Tielemans to play a superb ball to find Albrighton for his goal. Other than that was very tidy in possession.
Youri Tielemans - 8
Tielemans showed his creative threat instantly after coming on at half-time. Finding teammates with well timed balls over the defence frequently. He did very well with his assist to Vardy, charging the ball down, winning it well, showed good control and then played a precise pass.
Layton Ndukwu - 6
Didn’t look too out of place amongst Leicester’s first team players. However, he didn’t really make an impact on the game.
Ricardo Pereira - 6
Ricardo was positioned on the wing rather than right-back with Ayoze Perez out of action. Played a part in the build up the the second goal. His passes were a bit loose at times and he gave possession away more often than usual.
Marc Albrighton - 8
Worked hard down the left and put some decent balls into the area. Showed composure to take the ball around the keeper and finish for his goal.
Jamie Vardy - 8
Took his goal well with a typically clinical finish. Always looked dangerous with his movement of the ball.
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