View: Leeds United player ratings v Leicester City in Jesse Marsch opener
Jesse Marsch got his Leeds United reign underway in the Premier League against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
The American made two changes to his side with Rodrigo and Mateusz Klich coming into the new system.
Leeds domainted throughout and missed huge chances, only for Harvey Barnes to score once again to send us packing with nothing.
MOT Leeds News have shared their player ratings from the King Power…
Illan Meslier – 6
Had little to do throughout the game with the new system making Leeds much tighter, thankfully that saw him relax more when on the ball.
Stuart Dallas – 5
It was a nightmare start for our utility man, who seemed to be destroyed by Harvey Barnes whenever the winger had the ball. As the game went on, though, he got to grips with that.
Luke Ayling – 6
Left Jamie Vardy under the watchful eye of his partner at the back, and looked much more assertive in the middle of the defence in the new set-up.
Pascal Struijk – 6
It was a rough beginning trying to deal with the speed of Vardy, but after the opening half an hour, he helped the Whites really start to dominate possession coming out from the back.
Junior Firpo – 8
Much better. This was one of Firpo’s better outings since arriving in the summer, and the lack of demand for relentless running forward saved him, although he did pop up in dangerous areas and most likely should have scored.
Robin Koch – 6
Another role in midfield for the German, with Adam Forshaw nursing a small injury on the bench. He didn’t do much wrong in there but Leeds do lose that passing ability of others when we’re on the ball.
Mateusz Klich – 6
It was a big vote of confidence for the Pole coming into start, but he didn’t influence the game moving forward as much as was needed.
Dan James – 6
The interchanging of positions up top could really see the Welshman flourish under Marsch, with not as much responsibility on his shoulders, although he has to put away his chances when he gets them.
Jack Harrison – 6
It was better from the winger after his struggles in recent weeks, but we really need to start seeing more final product – just as he did at West Ham.
Rodrigo – 7
It was a new role for the Spaniard, and he relished it. All that was missing, like from many of the front four was that finishing touch in the final third.
Raphinha – 4
It never really clicked for the Brazilian this afternoon, and it didn’t help when he missed an absolute sitter in the second half as he really tried to turn on the switch.
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