Harry Maguire

LCFC's Statistical Table-Toppers

After Leicester City's Premier League season came to a close earlier this month, LCFC.com takes a statistical look back on the Club's fourth consecutive season in the top flight.
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Harry Maguire established himself as one of the Foxes' most important players during his debut season at King Power Stadium and the stats below mirror his performances throughout 2017/18.

Meanwhile, Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi topped the Premier League tables for tackling to cap another fantastic individual campaign for the 21-year-old.

City finished the Premier League season as the competition's seventh highest goalscorers, including 32 strikes from the Club's dangerous duo...

Goals

1st – Jamie Vardy 20
2nd – Riyad Mahrez 12
3rd – Shinji Okazaki 6

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England striker Jamie Vardy once again proved himself to be one of the deadliest strikers in the game this season, finishing fourth in the Premier League's overall top-scorers table.

The 31-year-old hit the back of the net twice against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season to reach the 20-goal mark for the second time in England's top flight.

Vardy is the only player to bag 20 goals in a single Premier League season for the Club and no Foxes player has matched his feat of hitting double-figures in three separate seasons either.

He also finished the season as the second-highest scoring Englishman in the competition, behind his fellow countryman, Harry Kane.

Assists

1st – Riyad Mahrez 10
2nd – Marc Albrighton 7
3rd – Harry Maguire 4

Riyad Mahrez finished the Premier League season with double-figures for goals and assists, one of only five players to do so.

The Algerian was also the only player to achieve this playing for a club outside the top-six, cementing his status as one of the most exciting talents in English football.

Adding to his collection of quality assists, perhaps his most memorable was a dink and pass into Vardy's path as he scored his 50th goal for the Club against Manchester United.

That combination paid dividends again in March as Mahrez found Vardy, who turned and shot first-time to fire into the bottom corner from outside the box against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. 

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Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez

Minutes Played

1st – Harry Maguire 3,420
2nd – Jamie Vardy 3,255
3rd – Kasper Schmeichel 2,966

Maguire was one of only five outfield players to play every minute of every game in the Premier League in 2017/18.

His consistent performances in the Foxes defence earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup.

Vardy will also travel to Russia for this summer’s international tournament having made 37 Premier League appearances in 2017/18.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, on the other hand, was a mainstay between the sticks until he picked up an injury against Burnley in April, missing the final five games.

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Passes

1st – Harry Maguire 1,740
2nd – Wilfred Ndidi 1,684
3rd – Riyad Mahrez 1,276

Maguire has made a name for himself as one of the best ball-playing centre-backs in the Premier League with the Foxes, topping the City passing charts in 2017/18.

Outside of the top-six, only Alfie Mawson completed more passes from a defensive position than Maguire in the league.

Leicester's Players' Player of the Year made 45 passes a game on average, often creating attacks by bringing the ball out from the back.

In midfield, Ndidi demonstrated his ability with the ball, amassing over 1,600 passes in the league, whilst Mahrez was the Foxes' third-highest passer across the campaign.

Tackles

1st – Wilfred Ndidi 138
2nd – Harry Maguire 63
3rd – Marc Albrighton 52

Wilfred Ndidi was the top tackler in the competition this year, finishing ahead of Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and former Fox N’Golo Kanté.

The Nigerian made an astonishing 138 dispossessions throughout the campaign.

The industriousness of winger Marc Albrighton was reflected not only in his attacking numbers but also in his defensive stats, ending the season with over 50 tackles to his name, whilst Maguire was Leicester’s best tackler in defence.

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