Leicester vs Tottenham player ratings: Riyad Mahrez shines brightest but awful Jan Vertonghen sums up Spurs' performance

Leicester 1 Tottenham 1: Man-for-man marking from the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium

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Leicester maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 1-1 draw with Tottenham after immediately replying within a minute of going behind.

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli, who arrived at the club in the summer after joining in January, broke the deadlock, but Spurs were caught napping as Leicester immediately struck back through the exciting Riyad Mahrez to level the scores.

Here, we take a look at how the two sets of players performed.

Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel - 6

Not called into action all too often.Good handling. Inconsistent kicking.

Ritchie De Laet - 5

One shocking back pass highlighted his lack of consistency. Pushed forward to support attacks when he could.

Robert Huth - 6

Stifled Kane and was superb in the air. His experience is invaluable for Leicester.

Wes Morgan - 5

Solid. His partnership with Huth will be a handful for plenty of attackers this season.

Jeffrey Schlupp - 6

Dangerous in attack and a presence in defence. Has developed into an accomplished full back.

Marc Albrighton - 6

The midfielder's delivery from wide areas was impressive. 

Danny Drinkwater - 5

The midfielder put his marker on Mason early on and ensured that Spurs could not take control in the centre of the park.

Andy King - 6

Passed well and was unlucky not to open the scoring with a fierce drive.

Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring an immediate equaliser against Spurs

Riyad Mahrez - 8

Absolutely flying. The Algerian oozes confidence and got the goal he deserved late on. Terrorised Vertonghen.

Shinji Okazaki - 7

A tireless runner with a touch of class. Could prove to be an excellent buy.

Jamie Vardy - 7

Will have impressed Roy Hodgson. Expect him to be in England's next squad. A constant menace.


Hugo Lloris - 6

Continues to be unsettled by the mistakes that are made in front of him. Solid handling.

Kyle Walker - 5

Frustrating to watch. Excellent in some areas but lapses in concentration are never to far away.

Toby Alderweireld - 4

The Belgian was affected by Vertonghen's disastrous performance. Needs to do more or Wimmer should be given a run out.

Jan Vertonghen - 3

An awful display. Unsure, uncomposed and fortunate not to concede a penalty. Should be leading by example.

Ben Davies - 5

The Welshman had the hardest job on the pitch given that he was up against an in-from Mahrez but he failed to contain the Algerian.

Eric Dier - 5

Failed to build on his impressive performance against Stoke. Could not provide the incisive passing that was needed in midfield.

Ryan Mason - 5

The Englishman might fancy himself as a goalscoring midfielder but, like Dier, he had little sway on proceedings.

Nacer Chadli - 5

Poor decision making at critical moments. Smashed a superb chance, which could have changed the momentum of the game, into the stands in the early stages of the second half.

Dele Alli celebrates scoring his first goal for Spurs

Mousa Dembele - 6

The Belgian produced a couple of dangerous shots early on and constantly did his best to make something happen.

Erik Lamela - 4

Did little of note bar a couple of nasty challenges. His lack of impact stood out far more without Eriksen on the pitch. Patience is wearing thin.

Harry Kane - 6

Worked tirelessly but it just wasn't his day. Questions will be asked whether he has been found out, but harsh to judge him given the lack of service he has received.

Dele Alli - 7

Had 25 minutes to make an impression and opened the scoring with fine header. Pushing for a start.