Leicester v Hull City – The Player Ratings

Starting Eleven Ratings:

Eldin Jakupovic: 6 – The curse of being nominated for an award takes its toll on The Jak. Other than a few decent saves it was a night to forget for The Jak, with the second goal possibly being within his ability to stop.

Ahmed Elmohamady: 6 – Chosen, baffelingly, ahead of Elabdellaoui, Elmo struggled to match the pace of Leicester. To give credit where it’s due it’s not his best position, so it is questionable why he was played in this position.

Andrea Ranocchia: 7 Another decent performance from the loan player. Beginning to show bits of class defending, giving Silva a big problem when Dawson and Davies return from injury. A welcome problem though, as it has been a long while since Hull have had such great options at the back.

Harry Maguire: 8 (MOTM) – One of the few Hull players showing passion and determination for their club. Some excellent attempts at goal but still unable to claim his first Premier League goal. Still a better attacking option than many of our “forwards” as of late, which shows how great he can be on the attack.
Andy Robertson: 7 – A good player to have behind Grosicki. Not afraid of pressing forward when given the chance, and possessed pace when on the ball. A few errors during the game, but no worse than others on the pitch.

Lazar Markovic: 3 – It took a few double-checks to be sure Markovic was even in the starting eleven. Looked completely out of place the entire game and showed little effort when given the ball.

Alfred N’Diaye: 6 – Not a bad performance from N’Daiye and could be a great player when given a little more space with the ball. Still settling into the team but his performance was all that could be expected of him in a very congested midfield.

Tom Huddlestone: 6 – Looked to be exhausted through parts of the game. A hectic schedule ahead could see Huddlestone needing a few days off training so he can be back at his peak we’ve witnessed the past few weeks. Put in a good shift but little he could do to influence the game.

Sam Clucas: 8 – Finally managed to score in the Premier League. A well deserved goal for one of Hull’s hardest working midfielders. Never slows down and never gives up. Shows the spirit that all Hull fans would like to see in the rest of the team. Given a few more years he could be a leading Premier League player.

Kamil Grosicki: 7 – The speed on this player is his greatest attribute. He blazes past players like they’re walking. Lacked the final touch to bag him his first goal for Hull but showed great determination. Definitely beginning to settle into the English game, and it’s showing from his performances. Great shot at one point in the game, well kept out by Schmeichel.

Oumar Niasse: 6 – Struggling up front alone, which will give Silva some problems switching from his favoured 4-4-1-1 formation. Showed a lot more ability when partnered up with Hernandez, but could do little with the few chances he was handed.

Substitute Ratings:

Abel Hernandez (N’Diaye 67) 4 – Still struggling to gain form in the Premier League. Perhaps needs a little time out of the first team and replaced with the talented Jarrod Bowen or Johan Ter Horst, who are, quite frankly, banging them in for the Under 23s. Worth a punt at this point in the season.

Adama Diomande (Markovic 78) 4 – With only 12 minutes it was a big ask for the big man to change the game. Should have been put on much earlier to replace the disinterested Markovic.

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