Swansea City 0-3 Leicester City - Player Ratings: Hosts disappoint in thrashing
Mahrez scores against Swansea (Photo: Premier League)

Leicester City beat Swansea City 3-0 today to thanks to a hat-trick from Riyad Mahrez, leaving the Swans with just one win in their last 11 Premier League games.

A disappointing day for the home side, it brings plenty of low individual ratings too as the pressure grows on Garry Monk.

Swansea's defence run ragged by Vardy & co.

Lukasz Fabianski – 6/10

Conceded three times but there wasn’t much he could do. Made good stops from Jamie Vardy and Mahrez in the first half, and the scoreline could’ve been much worse if the Pole didn’t step up his form from recent weeks.

Kyle Naughton – 6/10

His general play wasn’t bad, and Marc Albrighton didn’t give him many problems down that flank, but he often positioned himself way too far forward, leaving the centre-backs exposed.

Kyle Bartley – 3/10

His early error conceded the corner which led to Mahrez’s goal. Made countless mistakes and generally doesn’t look up to being a Premier League defender. Many will want to see Federico Fernandez reinstated to the lineup for the trip to Manchester next week.

Riyad Mahrez found far too much joy against Swansea's defence today, scoring a hat-trick. (Photo: Sportsnet)
Riyad Mahrez found far too much joy against Swansea's defence today, scoring a hat-trick. (Photo: Sportsnet)

Ashley Williams 6/10

Didn’t necessarily have a bad game, but the team is missing his leadership qualities. No doubt Williams is a great captain, he’s proven it over the years, but right now the team looks lost and they need him, badly.

Neil Taylor – 5/10

Another poor offensive display, but Swansea fans are used to that. Let Mahrez run free for his second goal – albeit he was offside, but defenders are taught to play the whistle.

Midfield? What midfield?

Leon Britton 6/10

Britton has done his usual job today, he’s sat in front of the defenders, passed the ball around a bit, but it’s not enough anymore. His partnership with Ki Sung-Yeung offers nothing going forward - both are sat back but neither are actually defending. Perhaps lucky only to see a yellow too for a reckless challenge on N’Golo Kante.

Ki Sung-Yeung 5/10

Remember the Ki Sung-Yeung that scored eight Premier League goals and was linked to Arsenal? What happened to him? The one Swansea are playing currently seems lethargic and looks lost.

Wayne Routledge – 6/10

In the first half, Routledge was Swansea’s best player. That’s not saying much, but despite his final ball, he played pretty well. It was surprising to see him substituted at half time for Jefferson Montero.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 4/10

With Jonjo Shelvey surprisingly left out of the matchday squad, it was up to the Icelandic midfielder to step up and be the creative force going forward. However, unfortunately for the home side, he often went missing as the majority of Swansea’s attacks - if you can call them that - came from out wide, and his reluctance to join Bafetimbi Gomis in the box hindered their chances of scoring.

Andre Ayew – 5/10

Not his finest hour as a Swansea player, but he didn’t get much service from the other players. It was surprising that he wasn’t busting a gut to get in the box going forward as often as usual though.

Gomis anonymous once again

Bafetimbi Gomis 3/10

You would have thought that after a spell on the bench, the Frenchman would be motivated to make a real impact and show Monk that he can be depended on.

Unfortunately for Swansea that didn’t happen. Gomis was reluctant to get in the box when the wide men were in a crossing position, and not once during the match did he make a run that stretched Robert Huth or Wes Morgan, who had a relatively easy day today.

Gomis also missed a one-on-one late on, which would have only been a consolation goal. Watching both he and Vardy today you could really note the difference in quality, and it is clear that this is an area Swansea need to improve on in the January transfer window.

Substitutes

Jefferson Montero – 6/10

Montero's role coming off the bench is one that suits him more, running against tired legs. However he wasn’t able to make an impact today, with Danny Simpson making relatively easy work of him.

Modou Barrow - 7/10

Sparked a little bit of pace into the side, but wasn’t able to make any real impact once the side went down by three goals. Perhaps the only positive of today’s result for Swansea was his performance though.

Jack Cork - 6/10

Came on purely because Ki was already booked, and didn’t have too much to do as Leicester had already won the match by the time he was brought on.

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