Aston Villa 1 Leicester 2 - Player ratings

We rate the Aston Villa players in their defeat to Leicester City.

Aston Villa's Bertrand Traore (left) and Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi
Aston Villa's Bertrand Traore (left) and Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi

Emiliano Martinez

Got a slight touch on Maddison’s shot which went in off the post and will maybe feel he should have done better with Vardy’s strike in the build up to Leicester’s second, though it was well-struck.

Beaten 5

Ahmed Elmohamady

Slow to react to the loose ball when Martinez saved Vardy’s shot, which allowed Barnes to hammer it home for Leicester’s second of the game. Improved as the game wore on. Booked.

Rusty 5

Ezri Konsa

Had no shortage of work in the first-half as Villa were forced back and Leicester dominated. Did his best under considerable pressure at times.

Calm 7

Tyrone Mings

Captain for the day. Looked a little slow to react to close down Maddison for Leicester’s first goal. Better in the second half. Headed wide late on as Villa went in search of an equaliser.

Mixed 6

Matt Targett

For the second week running the pick of Villa’s defenders. Strong in the tackle, he also provided a decent attacking outlet with his cross leading to Traore’s goal. Increasingly dependable.

Standout 7

John McGinn

Set up rare Villa first-half attacks with balls over the top but otherwise struggled to get into the game before the break. Involved in the goal and an increasing presence as the game wore on.

Better 6

Douglas Luiz

It was hard not to feel sorry for the Brazilian international during the first-half, as he appeared to be tasked with the work of three players. Not as bad as he probably looked.

Isolated 5

Bertrand Traore

A performance which summed up the team. Close to anonymous in the first-half and could have had no complaints if he were substituted. Scored straight after the break and looked lively.

Frustrating 6

Ross Barkley

The question used to be whether Barkley was good enough to get in the England team? Now it is whether or not he is performing well enough to get into Villa’s?

Peripheral 5

Anwar El Ghazi

Limited to just 45 minutes in the previous seven matches, the winger did little to push his cause for more playing time here. Struggled to get into the game.

Sloppy 5

Ollie Watkins

Delivered one delightful first-half backheel to set up an opening for Traore but was otherwise left to feed off scraps for much of the game. Never stopped working but currently lacking a supply line.

Starved 5


Trezeguet (for El Ghazi, 67) 6, Jacob Ramsey (for Barkley, 76) 7, Morgan Sanson (for Luiz, 81) Subs not used: Kesler, Nakamba, Chukwuemeka, Davis, Taylor, Heaton (gk).

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